I have been coming to Paris House in Kalamaki, Skiathos, for the past three summers. Most likely I will come for life. This place has been in business for about 10 years and has been a well kept secret. Its regulars return again and again because the place is so special. There are only seven studio apartments available, so you are well advised to book early (I always book my stay for the following year before I even leave). Paris House is unique on Skiathos because of its private beach. It is also situated in Kalamaki, which is the most desirable part of the island and frequented by the well-to-do. The beach is large and very sandy and shared by only three villas. These are strictly family homes, so one avoids the crowds. At times I have had the beach to myself, which as an experience has been magical. Paris House sits in an amazing cove that is surrounded by a forest of pine trees. You can sit on your terrace and watch the gulls dive, which I always find entertaining. To get to the beach, you walk through an olive grove, which is lush and very beautiful. The sea off this beach is amazingly clear and absolutely fabulous for swimming. There is also a slightly rocky end where guests have been known to fish. All rooms here have a great sea view, which is really quite spectacular. The photos are completely accurate and representative of what you will see and experience around you. There is also a fabulous route for walking if you are interested in exercise. Paris House is run by Paris himself, who is born and raised on the island. He does a fabulous job of looking after people and is a kind and thoughtful host. Studios are cleaned without fail every day and linens are changed twice weekly. One does well to have a car or scooter here (free parking is available) but one can also manage on foot, as there are restaurants and supermarkets within walking distance. Public transport is also close and one can take a boat into Skiathos Town to enjoy an evening out. A+++ is all I can say. I guarantee you will love it.
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