The Ammos hotel has taken traditional minimalistic architecture of the island and has used it to create a wonderful boutique hotel that serves as a great, comfortable base to discover the attractions of this enchanting island. The dipping pool with deck chairs provides a fabulous and relaxed Mediterranean setting to escape from the world and sip on fresh juices, local wines or cocktails, while the traditional hearty breakfast buffet with local pastries will delight the palate.
Comfort, convenience and eco-friendliness
Importantly, the nearby beach of Magazia or Yialos is one of the best on the island, and the hotel staff will be more than happy to give you an umbrella and towels to enjoy a lazy day by the sea. There are also several local restaurants (tavernas) nearby so you won't go hungry as you sample the delicious local dishes.
This charming hotel espouses an environmentally friendly philosophy, not only through its traditional breakfast and minimalist locally inspired design, but also with the salt-water pool and the variety of ecotourism activities on offer for the guests. Little treats such as bath amenities by Apivita (one of Greece's best high-end natural products line) and fine cotton linens (Nef-Nef) add an extra touch of luxury to your stay.
A variety of activities to choose from
Although the hotel could be reminiscent of fine properties in Mykonos and Santorini, it is much more than that because of the traditional and nature-driven activities it offers by collaborating with experts on the island. One popular activity is hiking around the gentle mountains and valleys of Skyros while discovering the best and most exotic of fauna and flora. The island has some unique attractions in this respect such and the unique Skyrian horses and endemic plants not found anywhere else on the planet.
More creative types will enjoy the 3-day pottery course in the workshop of seasoned ceramists, as well as the 4-day woodcarving course that emphasizes local wood-making traditions and designs. There are also cooking lessons on offer which unveil a whole variety of island delicacies and culinary traditions, from fava-bean puree and stuffed vegetables to wild greens and twirl-shaped cheese pies. This particular activity can even be combined with some local Greek dancing.
Lastly, if you're interested in birdwatching, the Ammos Hotel takes pride in supporting the protection of rare bird species and welcomes birdwatching groups by extending attractive offers. The hotel also has contacts with experts on the topic and will be more than happy to share its insights.
Ammos Hotel is generally open from March to the end of September.