Hotels in Skopelos
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Holidays to Skiathos combine teal-tinted waters with a vibrant cosmopolitan nightlife. It's the greenest island in the Sporades archipelago, sporting over 60 stunning beaches along a sun-drenched coastline. Soft, golden sands stretch back from the shallow shores before lush-scented pine forests, and aromatic olive groves take over the landscape. Skiathos is also an ideal destination for families, with its laid-back atmosphere and calm shores.
Things to do
The island is ideal for couples, groups of friends, and fashion-conscious clubbers who want to be seen on the scene. However, there's plenty to do for those looking to experience the quieter side of Greece. You can spend a day sightseeing in the sleepy villages of Troulos, wander through the cobbled streets of Skiathos Town or hike the walking trails at Koukounaries forest. Wherever you go, Skiathos holidays offer picture-perfect views around every corner.
Skiathos holidays are incomplete without a trip to the old town and port, the most popular attractions across the Sporades Islands. The town's authentic way of life inspired the movie, Mamma Mia. For a brilliant day out, hop aboard one of the themed Skiathos Sailing Trips from the Old Port to explore neighbouring Skopelos. You'll visit the film's most iconic locations where those classic anthems were filmed.
Wander through the sugar-cube streets of Skiathos Town and discover a wealth of designer shops, restaurants, and bars. A hit with celebrities, the cosmopolitan centre is fronted with two yacht harbours, gourmet eateries and classy boutiques. For bargain-hunting, turn down the narrow roads off Papadiamantis Street. Order your travel money before you go, and you can treat yourself to some traditional pottery and embroidery from its small independent shops.
For a lively night, head to Skiathos Town and grab a drink along Bar Street, the best hangout for live music. Then make your way on the disco strip, running east along the coast. Here you'll find plenty of clubs open until the early hours. Stroll into the trendy cocktail lounges on the seafront for a more laid-back vibe. Another glorious spot for cocktails and music is La Bussola Bar in Koukounaries. You can watch the latest sporting events on the screens, too.
History & Culture
Skiathos has a fascinating medieval past, with impressive religious sites dotted throughout the island. Explore sacred Skiathos with a trip to the Church of Three Hierarchs, the Church of the Archangel and the Church of the Virgin Mary. The Skiathos Castle is also a must-see and home to the theatre, with cultural events held throughout the year.
If you can tear yourself away from the beach, you'll find a wealth of things to do on your family holiday to Skiathos. Pop on a water taxi from Koukounaries beach to Old Port and explore the pebbled streets of Skiathos Town together. Pavement cafes and boutiques line the narrow alleyways. You can also enjoy kid-friendly scuba diving, or watch a film at the open-air cinema, Akkiton.
The island is just under 7 miles long, with many Walking Trails starting from the ring road around Skiathos Town. With 26 signposted routes, totalling 200 km, it’s a hiker's paradise. Trek through shady forests with medicinal herbs, babbling brooks and historical sites.
Places to stay
There is so much to love about this island wherever you choose to stay. With its laid-back lifestyle, unspoiled beaches and spectacular landscapes, you will find your own slice of Greek paradise here.
A 10-minute drive outside the 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 the southwest, in rolling fruit groves and forest, it's the best place for couples and families seeking some peace. It's also only a 30-minute bus ride to the magnificent Monastery of Evangelistria, where the first Greek flag was raised in 1807. As well as scenic trails and cultural hotspots, you're only a 19-minute drive to Skiathos Town, with its swanky cocktails bars and quirky boutiques.
Koukounaries is famous for its beach. The coast runs between fragrant pine trees and the Aegean Sea's shallow shore, a golden arc of spotless white sand. It's a popular spot with plenty of restaurants, bars, and cafes. Book a tour bus or one of the boat trips to the Castle of Skiathos. The medieval fortification is perched on a rocky cliff, offering the most spectacular panoramic views.
Beaches to visit
The many beautiful beaches scattered across the island make holidays to Skiathos even more memorable. From stretches of soft, golden sand to pebble-strewn shallow bays, they are perfect for swimming. And while some famously deliver a lively atmosphere, you’ll find many spaces to relax and recharge in total tranquillity.
An excellent spot for nature lovers, Koukounaries Beach, backs onto the lush green Mandraki Pine Forest. This gently curving arc of powder-soft sand, lined with rows of cypress and eucalyptus trees swaying softly in the breeze. One of the most popular hotspots on the island, you can hop aboard water taxis or take a dip in the azure waters. You can also grab a bite at one of the wooden beach bars and tavernas.
Big Banana Beach
Sheltered by a mass of rocky hills, Big Banana Beach takes its name from its crescent shape. It's the most popular spot on the west coast and a favourite among sunbathers and water sports enthusiasts. Away from the shore, you'll find pine forests and wildlife reserves. It also gets sun later in the day, so it's the ideal spot for sunsets.
Skiathos has some of the most impressive beaches across all the Greek islands. Hidden Beach, aka Krifi Ammos, is the most secluded. This wild bay has a 200m stretch of soft sand and luscious hills sheltering it from the world. Kick back, relax, and forget your troubles as you watch the waves lapping gently against the smooth ivory-white shoreline. There's also a tiny tavern in case you get a bit hungry.
Lalaria Beach made Skiathos famous for its iconic arch and blue caves, only reachable by boat. Totally unspoilt, you won't find any shops, bars or cafes here, so bring a bottle of water with you! Cruise around the island before taking a dip amongst the string of secret sea grottos that line the cliff face. You can also dry off with a sunbathe on the unique white pebble beach.
Peaceful Achladies Bay
One of our favourite places to visit in Skiathos is sleepy Achladies Bay. Set along the east coast, it's surrounded by lush green countryside. The old fishing town has kept its natural charm, making it a peaceful escape.
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Holidays to Santorini (or Thira) are one for the bucket-list. Part of Greece’s Cyclades island group, do not miss a trip to the hilltop heaven, Oia. Topped with whitewashed buildings and set against the sparkling Aegean, most people head here for one reason, and one reason only! To catch one of the world’s best sunsets! While, its volcanic sights are just as impressive.
From its multi-coloured beaches in the east to its sunken caldera in the west, you’ll find glimpses of the island’s eruptive past right across its landscape.
Things to do
This island’s unique terrain has something to suit all tastes. Whether your Greece holidays are about a relaxing week soaking up the sun or you want to tick-off its bucket-list attractions. First on everyone’s itinerary is a sunset sitting, and you won’t be disappointed! Located on Oia’s highest peak, head to the Byzantine Castle ruins to witness one of the island’s most jaw-dropping views. Or, if you want to see this glowing spectacle while sipping Santorini’s best wine, Santo Wines Winery in Pyrgos promises both.
And when you’re done hunting down the best sunset spots, you could be hiking to the top of a volcano with a day in Nea Kameni. Only accessible via boat, the tough climb will be worth it once you see its incredible lava formations. For more volcanic beauty, take a cruise around the famous caldera. Not only will this take you right to the base, but you can also book a sailing which stops by some of its most famous beaches, like Red Beach at the ancient site of Akrotiri. Surrounded by crimson cliffs, this pebble-strewn cove is one of the island’s rarest natural wonders, after the caldera of course.
There’s just as much going on in the evening too! When you’re not grabbing a cocktail in one of Fira’s many atmospheric bars, you could be catching a film under the stars at an open-air cinema - one of the top things to do in Kamari.
But no trip to Greece would be complete without trying some traditional fare. From spots specialising in seafood to humble family-run tavernas, its restaurant scene is pretty impressive. Oh and don’t forget to try a Santorini salad! Made from capers, sun-dried tomatoes and cucumbers, it’s the island’s twist on a Greek salad.
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Visit Greece’s third biggest island (after Crete and Evia) for your next getaway to Lesbos. But despite its popularity, this magical place has remained virtually untouched and the crowds are much smaller than on other islands. You can expect unspoilt beaches and a healthy dose of Mediterranean sunshine, all surrounded by lush greenery and olive tree-filled fields. So if you’re seeking a spot of peace and tranquillity off the beaten track, then holidays to Lesbos will be just the ticket. If you feel like a break from the coastline, you can explore the sights and sounds of the island’s historic towns, charming villages and dramatic landscapes.
Things to do
Lesbos holidays may be a little off the beaten tourist track, but it’s sure to impress the most discerning of travellers. Holidays to Lesbos are your chance to experience laid-back Greek island life. Make your way to stunning beaches like Skala Eressos and Vetera and top up your tan during summer. You’ll also find lots of water sports going on here. over in Molyvos, you’ll discover a wealth of medieval architecture. And there’s plenty of history to uncover elsewhere, too; how about a trip to Mytilini, the island capital? You’ll find a fascinating castle here, along with some great boutique shopping.
Peaceful, traditional resorts
Mytilini is the ancient capital of Lesbos Island and well worth a look around. Steeped in history, it bears a similar resemblance to Athens. You’ll find lots to see and do in this exciting city, but the smaller villages of Lesbos have just as much to offer as their larger capital. The village of Petra is becoming a tourist magnet for all the right reasons, with its attractive pedestrianised centre and famous church perched atop a huge rock. And then the historical village of Molyvos is the epitome of Greek tradition and beauty.
Unlike many of the other, busier Greek islands, an afternoon spent on the beach in Lesbos will be a peaceful and relaxing affair. It’s not uncommon for there to be just a small handful of people on the island’s stunning golden beaches. Pure bliss. Venture further inland and you’ll find discover ancient petrified forests, lush green vegetation and mile upon mile of rural landscapes. Not to mention the classic Greek sight of olive trees growing in the warm sun.
The island of Lesbos has earned itself the reputation of being one of the best birdwatching destinations in all of Europe. If this is your type of thing then the best time of year to visit would be during the month of May. This is when the weather is perfect for being outdoors and you have more chance of spotting rare and beautiful species as migration is in full swing.
Places to stay
On Lesbos’ northern coast are a handful of beach resorts known for their spectacular scenery. Anaxos’ beach is sheltered by blossoming green hills, thick pines and fragrant fruit groves, creating a peaceful environment for relaxing on the beach. Around 10km east is the traditional town of Molyvos. The ideal day trip location it’s a great place to hunt for locally-made gifts and Greek specialties. Down on the south coast, beach resorts like Skala Kalloni are popular for the top choice of family-friendly hotels close to the beach, and a pleasant town centre filled with shops and places to eat.
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With stretches of fine golden sands, a rich history, and quaint local tavernas, holidays to Thassos are nothing short of idyllic. It’s the perfect trip for anyone wanting to explore an authentic side to Greece. Known as the ‘Emerald Isle’, you can expect gorgeous landscapes of green forests and olive groves.
Things to do
Fall in love with Thassos’ hidden coves on a boat trip around the Greek island. You can spend your time soaking up the sun on Golden Beach, or if you’re feeling active, visit the watersports centre and hire a jet-ski. Venture into the capital, Limenas, to explore remnants of the island’s past at the Archaeological Museum. Or catch a bus to the ancient village of Theologos, and walk through its cobbled streets to the white-stone Agia Paraskevi church, where you’ll find the famous wax figure of the Virgin Mary. Then end your day by the harbour in one of the traditional tavernas to enjoy classic seafood dishes like liokafto or sea bream.
Where is Thassos in Greece?
Thassos is a Greek island in the north of the Aegean Sea. Right up close to the north-eastern Greek mainland, Thassos sits in a warm part of the Mediterranean and welcomes tourists throughout the summer.
Just a three-and-a-half-hour flight from the UK, you’ll soon find yourself in the sunshine of this beautiful Greek island. With warm, clear water during the summer, Thassos is great for swimming and snorkelling as well as sailing and diving.
With such a short and easy flight from the UK to the nearby mainland, ferries leave regularly to whisk you away to Thassos island and its stunning beaches. Taking a ferry ride isn’t the only time you could be on a boat on your Thassos holiday though. With sea caves, rugged coastlines and secret beaches, this island has the perfect coastline for boat trips.
Explore the beaches and mountains
Thassos is a truly authentic Greek island with its beautiful rolling countryside, mountain views and secluded golden beaches. It’s not defined by any single feature or resort but by its traditional and peaceful natural personality, complete with that casual, laid-back Greek charm. Its mountainous hills are a hiker’s dream with many travellers opting to walk to the ancient Archangelous Monastery and admire the picturesque views of the Aegean seafront. If hiking doesn’t tempt you then take a ride from one of the island’s many equestrian centres, and discover the wonders of Thassos by horse.
Thassos Town’s history
Ancient history tells us that Thassos was a conquest for many empires, including the Romans and Egyptians, who all wanted a piece of that island beauty and the very profitable trade routes. The town still displays many mementos from the past including the Roman amphitheatre and Greek acropolis. After exploring the ancient sites in the capital, don’t forget to check out the tavernas along the waterfront and feast on authentic Greek Mezze.
Limenaria mining town
On the south-western tip of the island you can find the small town of Limenaria, stuffed full of traditional Greek charm and with plenty of tempting seafood restaurants. Limenaria’s past is far more than just a fishing port, as the area used to be an old miner’s town and still has many tunnels and shafts leading underground. Overlooking the settlement is the turreted Palataki building, an emblem to the town’s diverse cultural history.
Map of Thassos, Greece
When you look at a map of Thassos, you’ll quickly see it’s almost completely circular. This surprisingly mountainous island has plenty of history to explore, with many Ancient Greek sites and villages with stunning scenery.
Thassos has plenty of hiking trails and traditional Greek villages that still give a great insight into local life. On the map of Thassos you can see the mountainous centre of the island with the villages of Mairies, Potamia and Theologos and its craggy coastline with the ports of Limenas and Skala Prinou.
On your Mediterranean holiday to Thassos, you’ll be in the ideal place to explore inland, relax on beautiful beaches and swim in the warm, clear waters of the Aegean Sea.
Places to stay
On the east-coast, you’ll find golden stretches of fine sand beaches in Pachis. It offers shallow blue-green waters for kids to enjoy in the day, while parents can make the most of the local beach bars and fish restaurants at night. For those looking for an escape from the bustle of the livelier resorts of Thassos, the smaller village of Gilkadi is perfect thanks to its long beach which boasts a backdrop of a lush green forest.
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Mykonos holidays promise sandy beaches, whitewashed villages and a cosmopolitan nightlife. Part of the Cyclades, which also includes Santorini, Naxos and Ios, you’ll find this group of islands on the southern coast. Days here usually revolve around the golden beaches and swimming in the Aegean Sea, before heading to a waterfront restaurant for a laid-back dinner.
And if you’re not ready to call it a night after that, you can always stop by one of the many trendy cocktail spots, or perhaps a late-night club by the beach. This Greek hotspot is ideal whether you’re here with the kids, having a group break with friends, or want to fire up the romance with your partner.
This little island paradise offers plenty to see and do too. For an afternoon of tranquility, take a stroll to the seafront and witness yachts and fishing boats decorating the glistening Aegean. Or soak up the culture in town, renowned for its stunning architecture and colourful shopping streets. And remember to pack a camera – you’ll need it!
If your Mykonos holidays are all about sun, sand, and sea, you won’t be disappointed. The summer months are drenched in golden Mediterranean sunshine, blowing the UK’s unpredictable weather out of the water. Make the most of the warm temperatures at a range of beaches, from party hotspots to relaxing little coves where you can have a peaceful day with the little ones. Make sandcastles and paddle in the crystal‐clear sea to your heart’s content as you create memories to last a lifetime
Thrill‐seekers can unlock unique underwater ecosystems with action‐packed snorkeling and diving or try their hand at windsurfing on one of the island’s secluded beaches.
For a sample of the island party atmosphere, head down to Paradise Beach, where you’ll find world‐renowned clubs and a selection of bustling bars and restaurants. Located just 20 minutes outside of Mykonos Town, this open‐air clubbing venue promises non‐stop fun and entertainment for the younger generation.
Or make your way to Elia Beach and enjoy complete tranquility as you unwind on the soft, white sands and let your troubles slowly slip away. Renowned for being the longest beach in Mykonos, this fantastic location offers the ideal backdrop to your days in the sun. Here you can try out a range of watersports, enjoy a calm walk along the water’s edge, or simply relax in the shade on a sunbed.
When the time comes to explore, there are lots of things to see and do in the heart of Mykonos Town. If you’re staying there, you’ll have plenty of great attractions on your doorstep. From shopping at designer boutiques to visiting historic churches and art galleries, it’s ideal if you like to keep on the move when you go away. Spend your days basking in the glorious sunshine or wandering through the streets and discovering the island’s many hidden gems
Mykonos’ shops and boutiques offer a little slice of luxury and an incredible shopping experience. Meander through a maze of designer stores such as Louis Vuitton, Dew, and many other favourites. Make time to explore the individual Greek shops selling everything from clothes and jewellery to exquisite local produce.
When it’s time for a quick rest, stop for a bite to eat at one of the traditional restaurants and cafés and sample mouth‐watering delicacies to sate your appetite. Holidays to Mykonos promise a shopping haven you’re sure to fall in love with.
History and culture
Venture away from the shopping streets’ hustle and bustle and take a trip to the Mykonos windmills, where you can enjoy stunning panoramic views of the town centre and beyond. One of the island’s most recognised landscapes, these whitewashed windmills sit atop a scenic hill, an iconic symbol of Mykonos’ rich agricultural history.
Head to the windmills at sunset to experience a mesmerising wash of colours over the Aegean Sea, the perfect way to share a romantic moment. Learn all about the island’s vibrant past with a guided tour of the mills, where you can discover everything there is to know about this beautiful location.
Whatever you’re hoping to find, holidays to Mykonos have so much to offer.
Mykonos has a reputation for its vibrant nightlife. Whether you stick to the capital’s hotspots or have some fun in the sun at a beach bar, you won’t be short of options. Take in the electric nightlife and enjoy an exciting selection of clubbing venues. If you wake up feeling a bit worse for wear, there’s nothing better than going for a refreshing dip in the sea, with the beautiful scenery as a bonus.
Mykonos is known all over the world for its vibrant LGBTQ+ scene. After the island began attracting gay artists in the 1970s, it’s slowly built up a reputation as one of the most glamorous and inclusive places to holiday. The island is diverse and welcoming, so you’re free to relax, unwind, and be yourself wherever you go.
By day, you can soak up the sun on one of the many gay beaches scattered across the island. For a relaxed atmosphere and a picturesque view of the bay, head down to Super Paradise Beach which offers an exclusive gay enclosure and plenty to keep you occupied. Sip on a cocktail or two and dip your toes in the clear, azure waters to cool down.
By night, you can make the most of non‐stop partying in prime locations such as Jackie O’ and Babylon. The central cluster of gay restaurants and bars are located in Mykonos Old Town. Still, it’s also worth a trip to Little Venice where you can party on into the night and enjoy the full summer celebration experience. On this island in Greece, everyone is welcome.
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