About Gail Stathakis
I was born & grew up in Tynemouth ; then went to Manchester and studied art. In 1970, I first visited Skiathos where I met my late husband Christos. In our early years together we lived in a hut on the famous Koukounaries Beach; with no fresh water or electricity; everyday life was hard work but stunningly beautiful and of course, it was lots of fun. For 25 years we operated a water sports business from here; in the meanwhile we built our dream home and holiday accommodations on the hilltop above the beach. Here, at Karavotsakisma, with a magnificent view over the sea to Pelion is where I live with my son, William. My daughter Elena holidays here. In recent years I’ve returned to painting. Limited Edition Prints and greetings cards of my Skiathos work are available in select local shops.
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Everything was perfect
Fantastic....the studio was lovely with a very private terrace and I was shown around all of the others and each was finished to a high standard and each had a private terrace and there is a communal garden and a great swimming pool. The views are exceptional. Gail, the owner, is charming and very knowledgeable about the island. She tells me that many of her clients are repeat visitors and it is easy to see why.
The property is at the top of a hill on the western side of the island...the views are great and there are loads of beaches within walking distance, although the drive is very steep and in the heat it is preferable to drive.
The best place to stay in Skiathos!
Absolutely wonderful. This was my 7th trip to Skiathos and the first time I'd stayed here. The accommodation was beautiful, the gardens and views stunning with a very private and peaceful atmosphere. Gail was very welcoming, nothing was too much trouble and she attended to everything with so much attention to detail. I will definitely stay here again as I think there is no better place to stay on this island.
What a wonderful place. Peaceful with great views. The apartments had all you needed and Gail was the perfect host. Thoroughly recommended.
Is there better
What a choice.
The detailed attention to everything is striking.
Solitude personified, beautiful location,even the drive up the lane .
We will be back again and again.
This has been our 13th year staying at Karavotsakisma, and we love it.
The tranquillity and amazing views are to die for and the peacefulness is beyond reproach! Each year is like home from home. Gail, her children and staff are great hosts and nothing is too much trouble.
We love it and love them.
Once you stay here you will not want to stay anywhere else.
Review of Karavotsakisma
We had the most wonderful, idyllic stay at Karavotsakisma. Gail's house is just stunning, set in the most beautiful grounds with lemon trees and flowers everywhere. Our studio was perfect- stunning taste, fully equipped kitchen, the best view I've ever had from the terrace of the sea and surrounding hills. The pool area and the peace and tranquility make this a 'must- go' summer destination- the island is really perfect too with amazing beaches. I would definitely recommend this as a place to stay and we will definitely be returning at some point.
This secluded retreat is only about a two minute drive or a ten minute walk from excellent sandy beaches (Elias, Koukounaries, Banana, Ag. Eleni, Agistro Mandraki, Kriffi, Maratha) and the facilities of tavernas, bars, supermarkets, and water-sports. Karavotsakisma is locates on a hillside, providing peace and stunning views however car hire is recommended as it is a steep walk. I will be happy to arrange car hire on request.
Travel Arrangements. Direct flights to Skiathos operate between
the months of May and October from Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Stansted, Luton and Newcastle. Make enquiries at Thomson’s, Monarch, First Choice, Freedom Flights, Argo, and Thomas Cook; all of which offer direct flights to Skiathos from the UK. Prices vary.
Karavotsakisma is located above the best beaches of the island. One mile from two supermarkets and a large selection of restaurants and bars. The main town of Skiathos is 7 miles; the airport is 10 miles away.