Island View Villa

Skala Panagia and Skala Potamias


  • 2 Stars Plus, Skala Panagia
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free WiFi

The most stunning views are to be had from this gorgeous little hotel, high on the cliff above Skala Panagia. Combined with the high standard of rooms, the pretty garden where you can relax with a sun bed and a good book, and the friendliness of the family, we think a stay here will be hard to beat.

The recent full refurbishment of the entire hotel to a very high contemporary standard makes a nonsense of the star rating. The 15 twin and double rooms on the Island View's three floors are more akin to contemporary 4 star boutique standards. They possess Cocomat mattresses, AC, flat-screen TV (BBC World), safety deposit box, hairdryer, fridge, very nice bathroom with rainwater shower, mozzie-netted windows and doors, and a covered front balcony or terrace with panoramic views over the bay and mountains.

The gardens to the front are carefully tended, blissfully peaceful, furnished with seating and sun beds, and shaded by an olive tree. Here you can enjoy breakfast, a drink or a snack from the bar.

The walk down to beach and resort is 700m (10 mins) via a winding country lane which, other than at the very start and end, is more undulating than steep. However, do take a torch, and anyone with walking problems would need a car. There is a small sandy cove not many find before you get to the main beach.