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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.

Jan, Feb, March, April, May, June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec

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.

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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.

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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.