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Stayed here the first 2 weeks in May with my wife and 4 year old son and for first few days had place to ourselves! It's a delightful complex with stunning views and comfortable rooms. Plenty of sunbeds and room by the pools but I recommend a car if staying longer than a week as Skala is a fairly isolated location. One drawback is the on-site shop which is no good if you are self catering (as it's really a gift shop selling crisps and ice-creams!).
Try having breakfast in Poros harbour and watch the ferries come in. The caves and underground lake as well as the castle are good to visit with kids as well
Would certainly go back as a very friendly place (and the weather was fantastic!)
I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough. The views are amazing, accommodation excellent, staff very friendly and helpful, pools beautiful and the food ... WONDERFUL!
My late (ex) wife and I stayed at the San Giorgio for a week at the end of May. She took some persuading having developed more "sophisticated" tastes since our heydays touring the islands in the 80s and 90s with sprog in tow. I could not have made a better choice of hotel. Less than a third full and only just into shirt sleeve evenings season, I would first of all complement the staff who were unfailingly courteous, friendly, effecient and cheerful. Service was prompt, the thouhtful gratis minibus to town always reliable and alternative taxi ordering always undertaken effeciently by the friendly reception staff. The grounds are immaculate, though the new superb swimming pools (three in all) will look even better when the bougainvillaea has cascaded over them. The extensive communal pool/bar area provides plenty of shade and a view through palm trees of the rocky shoreline and the dreamy blue Ionian sea. There are three flights of steps down to three different coves between the hotel and Skala Central manageable by most and these afford excellent Greek snorkelling opportunities. We did not eat at the hotel other than good buffet or paid for varied cooked breakfasts. Evenings in Skala were quite and spent in any one of various good quality tavernas. The new Symposium deserves a mention if only because it is an attempt to bring a wider mediterranean cuisine and sophistication to the traditional taverna fare. If this is the shape of Greece to come I can live with it quite happily ..but will I want to afford it? The bars in town are in keeping with the overall laid back quietly sophiticated nature of the resort - World Cup matches available on megascreens but not aggresively so. The ex was not impresed with the shopping (hadn't been last time around) which is not to say that she didn't nonetheless buy loads from the Swiss lady in the arty trinkety shop just behind the charming children's playground square (which has a good cake and coffee shop). The square is the centre of the resort and from here you can watch the Greeks with their extended families at play, the queues for the nightly calls home, the strret traders, the large plasma TV set in the bar over the road -OUCH! I wasn't looking honest!An excellent relaxing week made the more so by the all round excellence of hotel choice. Finally a strong recommendation for "Penelopes" - mock trireme tavern halfway to Skala - fantastic lunch break as resort 1.5 miles from hotel.
Fantastic holiday, will go back again, very friendly staff, the service was brilliant, great value for money.
The San Giorgio is situated a mile or so out of the town of skala on the road heading to Poros. It has a fantastic hillside location, which brings with it the benefit of breathtaking sea views.There are two good size swimming pools, both have an abundance of sun beds & shades, so there's no need to be up at the crack of dawn with your towel! There is a snack bar serving very tasty Giros, Salads, etc for lunch and a shop selling small gifts, water, milk, fruit, newspapers etc.The restuarant sits up overlooking the pool & the sea. It has terraces to three sides so you can be sure of a good view. The food & wine list are very good, serving a mixture of Greek & International cuisine. Makis & his team of friendly waiters will ensure you have a great evening. Look out for Makis at the Greek Night, he's sure to steel the show.There is a variety of evening entertainment at the hotel which takes place around the bar area, the focal point for evening.The stroll into Skala is well worth while, make sure you stop off on route at Pelelope's, the restuarant in teh shape of a fish for a well earned beer! The food here is delicious, especially the fish soup! Go and say hello to Fatos, he'll make you very welcome.
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