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Troulos Holidays

Whether you’re looking for a quiet, laid-back beach break or you’re planning a well-earned holiday with the family, Troulos holidays offers a little slice of paradise. A rural, seaside village, it’s culture is rich in Greek tradition and small on crowds, allowing you to really get away from it all. Troulos Bay is an idyllic sweep of sugar-white sand and sapphire-blue waters, fringed with olive groves and perfumed by pines. While the destination is hidden away from the island’s main tourist spots, you’re still within easy reach of up-tempo living, should you want it. Skiathos’ lively town centre is a mere 20-minute bus-ride away, offering buzzing bars and neon nightclubs. However, if you’d rather focus on topping up your tan and leisurely meals with a cold glass of something local, it’s the perfect place to unwind.

10-28 °C °C

If you want to make the most of the sunshine, book your holiday between June and August, when the temperatures are at their peak.

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Approximately four hours.

Flights to Troulos land at Skiathos International Airport, which is about 11km from the village.

Holidays in Troulos

Skiathos Premier

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Ideal for families
  • In resort centre
  • 300m from sandy beach

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Based on 272 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 9 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

Beltsios Studios

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Close to the resort centre
  • 300m from Troulos Beach
  • Swimming pool

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 231 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 12 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

Filia Studios

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Beautiful sea views
  • Troulos centre 100m
  • Relaxing location

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 446 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 5 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

Morfia Aparthotel

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Close to bars and tavernas
  • Swimming pool
  • Within walking distance of the beach

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 170 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 15 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

Koukias Village

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Only 100m from shops and bars
  • Two bedroom apartments
  • Swimming pool

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 149 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 8 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

Thanos Studios

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • 700m from Troulos Beach
  • Own mini-market and taverna
  • Family-run hotel

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 141 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 4 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

If you can manage to tear yourself away from the white sands of Troulos Bay, you’ll find plenty of things to do in the area. Skiathos, one of the greenest islands in the Sporades archipelago, is home to some of the best scenery in the Mediterranean. Take some time to visit the Koukounaries forest, to observe some wonderful wildlife and snap some great photos. Alternatively, if you fancy diving headfirst into the island’s history, take a visit to the island’s medieval monastery and the ancient ruins. If you feel like it’s time to let your hair down, there’s always plenty in lively Skiathos town to keep you entertained.

One of the most visited spots on the whole island is The Monastery of Evangelistria. You’ll find it on a hillside about 5km away from Skiathos Town but, if you don’t fancy the walk up the hill to get there, there are regular bus services from Skiathos. Inside, there are a variety of exhibits to see, including 17th century manuscripts, rare books, and robes. For a taste of the great outdoors, the Koukounaries forest is around 3km from Troulos, and well worth a visit. The forest air is perfumed by pine trees and alive with wildlife, offering excellent photo opportunities; be sure to pack your camera.

With over 60 beaches to choose from, holidays in Troulos, Skiathos are ideal for those who want to top up their tans. While there are plenty of secluded bays and tranquil coves, you’ll also find some livelier beaches. For beach-bars, live music and a party vibe, Banana Beach is best. This hotspot is divided into two sections: Big Banana and Little Banana. Big Banana is where you’ll find water sports and nightlife just waiting for the sun to set. Little Banana is home to a nudist beach, so if you’re here with the kids that might be one beach to avoid.
Vromolimnos is another great choice for water sports, while Lalaria beach offers impressive sea caves and rock formations.

While it might appear to be a charming, laid-back Greek town, Skiathos town is a superb spot for kicking up your heels after dark. Enjoy an authentic Greek meal in a rustic restaurant, or enjoy a leisurely drink and some live music in a traditional taverna. You’ll find some great places to enjoy the sunset near the harbour. If you want to get your glad-rags on and party into the small hours, head for the clubs in the middle of town.

RESORTS NEAR TROULOS


Best for

Families: With gently-shelving shores and regular lifeguard patrols, Troulos Bay is popular with families.

Foodies: Rustic restaurants and traditional tavernas serving authentic Greek food make a holiday treat for your taste-buds!

Culture lovers: With its colourful festivals and a proud heritage, Troulos is the perfect place to get a true taste of Greek culture.


More About Troulos

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Fast Facts

Language: The language spoken here is Greek. While the locals have a basic grasp of English, it might be worth packing a phrasebook or downloading an app, to help you on your way with some basic ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ essentials.

Currency: You’ll need to exchange your Sterling for Euros, before jetting off on your holiday.

Local time: Troulos is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Skiathos Airport. Transfer time to Troulos is 35 minutes. 

Flight time from the UK: The flight time to Troulos is 4 hours.

Tourist information: Further Troulos tourist information can be found at http://www.skiathostravelguide.com/troulos.html.

Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Troulos.


Weather and climate

Temperature: 10°C - 28°C.

The summer months of June, July and August are when you’ll find the sun at its hottest, creating the perfect conditions for sun-seekers. However, if you’d like to get some sightseeing done in cooler temperatures, book your holidays to Troulos in the spring, when the mercury hovers in the mid-twenties. Autumn temperatures are still hot enough to top up your tan and winters are a little cooler, with temperatures averaging around 10°C.


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Getting Around

By car:  There are plenty of car-hire offices in nearby Skiathos, giving you the opportunity to see the sights at your own pace. There’s only one main road, travelling along the south coast; the rest of the network is made up of dirt tracks or gravel roads. Car-hire makes getting around the island quick and easy, but do remember that Greeks drive on the right and overtake on the left.

By boat: What better way to get around an island like Skiathos than by boat? The young and young at heart can’t help but love a water taxi ride. Hop aboard one of the public boats and travel round the different bays from as little as €5.

By taxi: Public buses can get busy during the peak period, so you might prefer to jump in a taxi. The harbours on the waterfront are a great place to find a taxi-rank.


Events

Carnival: There’s no bigger or better event on Skiathos than carnival week. After months of preparation, the locals cut loose for a week in February, complete with colourful costumes, flamboyant floats, live music, traditional dancing, and sizzling street food, finishing up with a fantastic firework display. You may not get as much sleep as you hoped, but it’ll be worth it!

Feast: Visit Troulos, Skiathos in July and you’ll find yourself getting caught up in one of the island’s most important cultural celebrations. The nearby town of Agia Paraskevi is only 1.4km away and, there, the locals host a feast to commemorate the Saint of the same name. Expect delicious, traditional food, plenty of drinking, traditional dancing, music, and a candlelight vigil.


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