Where golden beaches beckon and beautiful countryside awaits, you'll find a welcome as warm and sunny as the weather. For a truly memorable holiday under the sun, holidays to Skiathos, Greece have it all, for couples and families alike.
Skiathos in the Sporades & Aegean group of islands has something to please every holidaymaker - from picturesque walks and vast beaches to archaeological sites, caves and small coves. A bustling, attractive harbour town with excellent restaurants, shops and bars and the surrounding countryside play host to numerous pretty and traditional villages.
Holidays in Skiathos welcome families and couples looking to relax on picturesque, sandy beaches and offer great opportunities for daytime activities with kids of all ages, as well as superb evening entertainment in everything from lively bars to restaurants. So, whether you'd like to spend your getaway lounging on vast stretches of sand or shopping and socialising in town, Skiathos holidays provide the perfect destination, so be sure to add this lovely island to your 2019 holiday wish list.
Skiathos Town is at the centre of it all, with a waterfront featuring an enticing array of bars, boutiques and restaurants. The nightlife here is chic and sophisticated, especially during peak season when the town is in full swing with locals and visitors alike, plus the occasional celebrity. Visit the fish market and the old port of Skiathos Town and then peruse the designer shops and markets, where you can stock up on local crafts and pottery to take home with you. Take a leisurely drive to Evangelistra Monastery; offering fantastic views, or simply sit in the Old Port with a meze and an ouzo and watch the world go by.
A jewel of an island set in aquamarine waters, Skiathos, Greece boasts over sixty beaches scattered around a simply stunning coastline. It's hard not to be completely bowled over with the beauty of this island where pine clad hills roll down to the sandy shores and where chic resorts mingle effortlessly with sleepy traditional villages. Take a round-the-island boat trip to check out as many beaches as you can or explore the many beautiful bays and beaches of Skiathos by bus. There’s a remarkably efficient local bus service which will get you to all the best spots. Check out Agia Eleni, the place to go to witness the best sunsets on the island. Get yourself a sundowner and enjoy the views. Gently shelving Platanias has a long, sandy beach which is safe and ideal for families. The renowned sandy beach of Koukounaries is about half an hours’ drive from Skiathos Town, while Banana Beach near Koukounaries is the place to visit for a glorious 'all over tan'! Split into two beaches, you can have fun filled days or nights or seek out a quieter spot to chill out on.
On an island which is renowned for its glorious beaches one of the best can be found at the quiet little village of Troulos which to this day is still the farming hub of the island. With a handful of shops and a scattering of tavernas this is not the place for raucous nightlife but perfect for enjoying a more traditional way of life in sleepy surroundings.
Every resort outside Skiathos Town is small and traditional with a small number of Greek tavernas specialising in good home cooking, such as kleftiko, stifado and keftedes. There are some excellent fish tavernas close to the beach, a curry house in Troulos and beach bars to enjoy a cocktail while watching the sunset.
If you're a sun worshipper hoping to catch some rays during your holiday or perhaps looking for the perfect destination for your wedding abroad, Skiathos is your paradise island. Book your holiday in Skiathos and get ready to embark on a holiday to remember.