These contemporary studios have plenty of space and natural light inside. They come with a balcony or a terrace for that bit of fresh air. And you'll find a twin bedroom, and a kitchenette. Plus, there's also air-conditioning*, and a fridge included. These studios sleep 3, with an extra bed inside.
These contemporary studios have plenty of space and natural light inside. They come with a balcony or a terrace for that bit of fresh air. And you'll find a twin bedroom, and a kitchenette. Plus, there's also air-conditioning*, and a fridge included. To let you know, these studios sleep 2 at the most.
Stayed here at the end of August. The resort was full, but you would never have known. Always sun beds available and very quiet at night. I must say we never heard any dogs at night. There was a situation with a family getting locked in there room during our stay, we felt that the tour operator were more to blame than the hotel. The people who run the hotel are lovely and the food and drink is well priced. The rooms are extremely well cleaned, we had fresh bedding and towels daily. Skala is beautiful and relaxing, we found that we ran out of things to do, but we are a couple that likes to be busy. Before you buy the tour operator excursions check in town first. Our best trips were the ones we brought off the high street.More
Felt a bit like the Marie Celeste towards the end.
We stayed here the last 2 weeks of the season when only a very few of the Studios were occupied, during our 2nd week the number reduced even further & we noticed the staff were working flat out preparing to close the place down, deep cleaning sun loungers, umbrellas, tables etc. which then disappeared into one of the unoccupied Apts....hence the comparison to the Marie Celeste. It was as if they couldn't wait to get rid of us. However the Makis is a very nice clean complex, it's basic but so what, we've travelled through most of the Greek Islands over many many years & have stayed in far worse places for a lot more money. True, a toaster would be handy as would a TV with a few English (news) channels...we say this, not because we're "tele addicts" but simply because for 2 days & 1 night we could only leave our Apt for a very short time thanks to the worse thunder storms & torrential rain in 30 years (according to the locals) & there's a limit to how many games of cards or crossword puzzles you can do in that time. As other reviewers have pointed out, there are a lot of steps but manageable with care.
Skala is hilly in places & although Makis is very close to the top of the main strip it's on a gradient leading down to the beach which is accessed via a pedestrianized square & then about 50 steps or a steep slope...not too bad when go down but don't forget you then have to walk back up!!!!.
We met our Thompson Rep at the airport & then again at what was laughably called a welcome meeting, in fact it was no more than 15 minutes selling excursions, we were told nothing about the resort or the Island...in fact we learned more from Rita, who is always on hand at the Pool Bar, If you're planning any trips then check locally first as we booked much cheaper identical ones through Etam Travel (on The Strip).
And, finally, THE DOGS!!!!!. There are about 5 (we made out 5 different barks) & they must have a built in clock because they all started around 7.30pm & continued without a break (either as a solo artist or choir) until about 5.30am when the cockerel took over (but he wasn't so bad), You can't sleep unless all the doors & windows are closed but then, of course, it gets so hot you still can't sleep....unless you pay for Air Con. After a week of this we asked Rita if anything could be done...the swift answer was No. We were later told that the Island has a big problem with barking dogs but that it is by far the worse in Skala where they are used to guard the chickens from pine martins. The animals are not pets but tied up all the time & actively encouraged to bark at anything that moves (day or night).
So, to sum up...would we return to Makis Studios ....sadly no but only because of the dogsMore
pros and cons
as people have already said the apartments are kept very clean, cleaned every day and bed linen and towels changed often. Rita and Maria (evenings) very friendly and helpful, Pool a reasonable size and plenty of sunbeds and brollies. What hasn't been mentioned is that it really isn't suitable for anybody who has walking problems as there are anything up to 35 steps down to the pool and bar area and that the whole of Scala is quite hilly. As for a toaster ,do as we did - bought a cheap one which was light and took it with us. some lovely places to eat and can't beat the Apostolis for superb meals at great prices and a free drink thrown inMore
Stayed here 16th July for 2 weeks this is our second time. The apartments are spotlessly clean and Rita and the staff are very friendly and work very hard to maintain the standard. The location is brilliant and Scala is a lovely town, the restaurant's are brilliant and so are the cocktail bars.More
'Real Greece' The best place to stay in Skala
My husband and I stayed at Makis Studios in September and just love the place. It is the second year running we have stayed and it really is 'Real Greece'. The studios are spotless and are cleaned every day, we were self catering and had everything we needed along with a beautiful balcony. We prefer the studios a bit further away from the pool as you are tucked away. The pool is perfect and there are always sunbeds and brollies available. Rita (the owner) is always available during the day and Maria during the evening. You are about a 5 minute walk to the centre of Skala and we feel it is one of the best places to stay if you want to get away from it all but still be able to waddle into town. Food is available all day at the pool bar and I fully recommend that you try Rita's homemade burgers! Foodie Note: The bakery on the main street make the most amazing Lemon Meringue Pies but you need to get there early!More