Chalkmarks: The business: Toilets overlooking the Aegean Sea in Skiathos

THE ladies and gents who visit this WC say this is the most beautiful “view on a loo” on the planet.

While the cubicles aren’t five-star the scene you see while washing your hands is paradise.

Holidaymakers will spend a penny just to take in the breathtaking view of the sparking blue Aegean Sea watching the boats come and go.

The lavatory belongs to Bourtzi Cafe in the heart of the Greek island Skiathos.

The port town itself is one of the most scenic on the island with the cafe high on a peninsula next to a 13th century fortress. The entrance to the restroom is down a cobbled path that follows a rocky beach below.

Chalkmarks: Spend a penny: The entrance to the restroom
Spend a penny: The entrance to the restroom
Chalkmarks: Stunning: Glorious view as you wash your hands
Stunning: Wash your hands while looking out at three uninhabited islands
Chalkmarks: Seaside sensation: You can see 18 miles out to sea and three uninhabited islands
Seaside sensation: You can see for 18 miles

On a clear day you can see 18 miles out to sea and three uninhabited islands Tsougria – big, and small -and Maragkos.

One cafe customer said: “Normally you can’t get out of toilets quick enough but in this one you want to stop and take pictures.

Another said: “I didn’t even need the loo, I came down just for the view. It’s better than the Shangri-La in Hong Kong, but you don’t have to be a millionaire to come down here. They say the best things in life are free.”

Owners Dimitris Rizos and Dimitris Koliakos pulled the wall down in front of the toilet block in 2014 as part of their renovations when they took over.

Mr Rizos said: “The toilets were always there but were in a terrible condition so we knocked down the wall to reveal the view.

“Now everyday people compliment us for the view. Some ask if they can have a drink or food down there. There’s been a marriage proposal too but others have asked if we can put a wall back up with a mirror instead.”

Owner of nearby five-star hotel Kassandra Bay said “the loo with a view” has become one of the most popular spots to visit on the island.

Efi Kalaitzidis said: “It’s interesting to think that there are toilets overlooking such a spectacular view. It’s still a block of toilets but it’s great because of the view.”

Skiathos is part of the Sporades group of islands with 100 golden beaches and voted in the top ten Greek islands in the 2015 Travellers Choice by Trip Advisor.

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