When I first saw the brochure of the Kapetan Tasos Suites on Milos, I couldn’t wait to go. There was something irresistibly sunny and inviting about it. Tricks of a clever photographer? Not at all: this little hotel turned out to be every bit as stylish as the brochure suggested. It used to be run – by Captain Tasos indeed – as plain and simple vacation apartments. But when the captain’s son Manolis and his architect wife Sophia (high school sweethearts!) took over, they decided to give the accommodation a complete facelift, turning it into a hotel, or rather a small complex of 11 stylish studios and suites, and making sure there’d be no longer anything plain or simple about it. All suites and studios are spacious and have a clean, fresh look and feel: wooden floors and ceilings are painted white; colour schemes are subdued (with however the occasional splash of bright colour); modern furniture and decorative touches have been chosen with care. Excellent beds, great bathrooms, properly equipped kitchenettes and lots of little extras (including a small plunge pool and a gym) give the hotel a feeling of luxury, while the atmosphere has remained as you would expect of a small family business: friendly and easy going.
I love the light and sunny feel of Kapetan Tasos Suites in Milos. I’d give the hotel a top score for style, comfort and also maintenance: everything is absolutely impeccable. And it's great to have a small sandy beach so close!
Not all studios and suites have a sea view; some look onto neighbouring plots of land and buildings, some of which are quite close.
6 studios for 2 persons (extra bed for child possible)
4 suites for up to 4 persons (double bedroom and living room with 2 sofa beds)
1 superior suite for up to 5 persons (1 double bedroom, 1 bedroom with twin beds and living room with a sofa bed)
En-suite bathroom (shower)
Small pool with jetstream
Collection of board games
There is no restaurant at Kapetan Tasos Suites, but all studios and suites have a kitchenette equipped to prepare breakfast and simple meals. You can also order breakfast, which will be served to you on a large tray almost any time you’d like. In Pollonia you have a good choice of Greek restaurants (there are some charming tavernas right by the sea), but it is always best to ask for a few recommendations.
Children are definitely welcome at Kapetan Tasos Suites and the suites are well laid-out to accommodate families with two or three children. A cot for babies or toddlers is available on request and babysitting can be arranged. Milos, with its beautiful sandy beaches (some of the best beaches in Greece) is a wonderful island for family holidays, and it is very convenient that there even is a small sandy beach so close (80 metres, no road to cross) from the hotel.
Kapetan Tasos Suites is just outside the centre of Pollonia (or Apollonia), a fishing village on the north coast of the Greek island of Milos. The spot itself perhaps isn’t ideal as there are other houses around (and some messy plots of lands), but it is actually a quiet and convenient location. There’s a small sandy beach at just 80 meters, and the village centre is only about 5 minutes on foot (300 meters). In principle you could do without a car, as you can walk to the beach, make boat excursions to Kimolos (right across from Pollonia, so close it looks like you can touch it) and Polyaigos, famous for its lagoon-like turquoise waters. There is also a diving school very close to the suites. However, there are so many amazing beaches to explore on the island, that I do recommend renting a car for at least part of your stay at Kapetan Tasos Suites.
The Island of Milos has good connections from the mainland. The fast ferries take about 4 to 4,5 hours, and there is also a (passenger-only) hydrofoil that gets you there in 2,5 hours. There is also an airport on the island (at 15 km from Pollonia) with usually two flights per day. If your rent (or arrive with) a car, you just follow the signs for Pollonia (or Apollonia). Once you are in the village and you reach the sea turn right and follow the road to Voudia, and after about 300 meters you will see a sign for Kapetan Tasos Suites on your left.