We had such a lovely time at Villa Cassiopée. First of all, it's really a pleasure dealing with Muriel who is very organized and extremely helpful.
The villa has a perfect location close to the Agia Paraskevi beach, but not far from town either. There are lots of tavernas and shops close-by that are very handy. The road to the villa winds up and around but it's properly paved - not a problem. We rented a jeep - it's more fun on this mountainous island! The villa was impeccablly clean and it was a pleasure to see Maria who was in charge of housekeeping. Jacques is indeed a wonderful contact person. He's very helpful, personable and intervenes immediately if there is a need.
The Villa Cassiopée is really a family home, not just a vacation rental and you can feel it. It's very comfortable, well-equipped (lots of dishes, proper wine glasses,dishwasher, toaster, coffee machines, washing machine and iron ...) and beautifully decorated. It was ideal for us with our adult children - we each had our own space, living room, bathroom (there are 5 in the house - a real plus).
The pool area is fabulous and after a morning at the beach and lunch in a taverna, it was heavenly coming back, far from the crowds to enjoy the pool and just take in the extraordinary panorama.
We followed Muriel's advice and tried some of her favourite restaurants and were never disappointed. The Taverna at Kanapitsa Beach was one of our favourites. Olive Land was excellent as well. And we went several times to Bakalika in the port and it was very good. We took Muriel's advice and went to Mandraki Beach to watch the sun set one evening (being French, we brought along a bottle of champagne and some Greek Olives) - it was magical!
Our thanks to Muriel, Jacques and Maria who really contributed to making our holiday special. We definitely recommend the villa Cassiopée and hope to come back soon!
P.S. We left a DVD of Mamma Mia behind - whoever goes to Skiathos should definitely watch it!! ;-)