The greenest island in the Sporades archipelago, Skiathos sports more than 60 stunning beaches along its beautiful coastline. Soft, golden sands stretch back from the shallow shores, to be replaced by lush, perfumed pine forests and aromatic olive groves. Towards the seafront, you’ll find a busy marina brimming with bobbing boats, from expensive yachts to working fishing vessels. With a vibrant nightlife, the island is popular with couples, groups of friends, and fashion-conscious clubbers who want to be seen on the scene. However, there’s plenty if you’re looking for the quieter side of Greece. You can spend a day sightseeing in Skiathos Town or hiking through Koukounaries forest, making this an ideal holiday destination, whatever you want from your break.
Things to do
With over 60 beaches to choose from, you could almost spend your entire holiday taking a tour of different sun-traps! However, if you do manage to tear yourself from the powder-soft sands, you’ll find a wealth of things to do. Jump on a water-taxi and take a coastal cruise to some of Skiathos’ most fascinating attractions. Explore the historic charms of the island’s capital, or head up to the buzzing Banana Beach. Away from the shore, you’ll find pine forests to explore and wildlife reserves, for those who enjoy nature and superb photo opportunities.
Places to stay
A 10 minute drive outside island capital Skiathos Town, the little resort of Achladies packs a real punch for its southern coast location. The resort is the perfect choice for families looking for a quiet spot outside the hustle and bustle of the capital, while still being within easy reach of its attractions. To venture even further into Skiathos’ lush countryside, choose Troulos. Located in southwest Skiathos, the resort sits in rolling fruit groves and forest and is the best place for peace and quiet. Nearby Koukounaries is famous for one thing – the beach. A golden arc of spotless white sand, the beach runs between fragrant pine trees and the shallow, clear Aegean Sea.
If you’re looking to make the most of the glorious Mediterranean sunshine, book your Skiathos holidays between June and August, when the temperatures are at their highest.
Flights from the UK land at Skiathos International Airport.
Whether you’re looking for a quiet, laid-back beach break or you’re planning a well-earned holiday with the family, Troulos ...