Skiathos Holidays

Skiathos Holidays

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Known locally as the Aegean Paradise, Skiathos is the quintessential Greek island with cobblestone villages, picturesque beaches and crystal-clear turquoise waters. Skiathos is steeped in history and rich in culture – combined with those infamous beaches and tantalising gastronomy and you have everything needed for the perfect holiday destination.



Beaches
The beaches in Skiathos are beautiful and diverse with a clear divide between the north and south of the island. Southern beaches are a mix of white and golden sands with clear water and stunning green backdrops. The majority of beaches in the south of the island are easily accessible by public transport and most are well organised - with loungers, toilets and amenities close by. The most popular beach is Koukounaries Beach – this stunning stretch of golden sand is met with crystal-clear waters and backed by thick pine forests. For something livelier, head to Banana Beach where you can enjoy drinks beachside and listen to DJs from early evening. The northern part of the island is slightly more remote with some beaches only accessible by boat or a small track road. These beaches are a mix of sand and pebble and are typically a lot less crowded then those in the south. Think paler sand and azure blue waters with stunning rock formations.

Food & Drink
Traditional Greek food can be found all over Skiathos and the marine rich waters that surround this island ensure there is an endless supply of fresh fish and seafood on every menu. Souvlaki and gyros are commonplace and you’ll never be short of fantastic olives and olive oil here. Traditional dishes of Skiathos include hortopita – a savoury pie with spinach, herbs and feta cheese and sweet macaroon biscuits known locally as amygdalota.

Culture
With Medieval castle ruins, a large number of Byzantine monasteries and Venetian influenced churches dotted across the island, it is easy to get lost in the culture of Skiathos. Rich in history, this picturesque little island is now a popular holiday hotspot - and its beauty hasn’t gone unnoticed with its stunning scenery featuring in blockbuster films such as Mamma Mia! The lifestyle is laid back here with a focus on tourism – so expect plenty of tavernas and restaurants to keep you going all day. If you visit in the summer months be sure to look out for one of the many festivals happening across the island such as the Katsonia festival or the ever-growing LGBT festival.

Nightlife
Skiathos offers a nightlife to suit all tastes with a lively capital and chilled-out coastal resorts. Watch the sunset with a cocktail in relaxed beach bars, enjoy a drink with the locals in traditional tavernas or dance the night away in clubs that don’t stop until the sun comes up.

Important Information
Flight Time: 3.5hrs
Time Difference: +2hrs
Currency: Euro
Official Language: Greek

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Thymis Home Studios

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Caravos

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Marina Kolios

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Ostria Hotel

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Tomato

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Skiathos Weather

Enjoying warm and dry summers, Skiathos makes for a perfect summer holiday destination. July and August see the islands warmest temperatures with average highs regularly sitting around 29°C. Winters can be wet and chilly here with December to February seeing an average temperature of around 10°C and the most rain falling in December.
Jan 12ºC
Feb 12ºC
Mar 14ºC
Apr 19ºC
May 23ºC
Jun 26ºC
Jul 30ºC
Aug 30ºC
Sep 24ºC
Oct 20ºC
Nov 15ºC
Dec 13ºC

Things To Do on Skiathos Holidays

Take a day trip to Lalaria Beach
Accessed only by boat, this secluded cove is one of the most picture-perfect spots on the island. A pale cliff side that extends into the azure-blue waters, creating stunning rock formations and providing the most Instagram-worthy photo opportunity in Skiathos, surrounds the iconic white pebble beach.

Visit the Evangelistria Monastery
Delve into Skiathos culture with a visit to this 18th Century monastery dedicated to the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary. While some of the buildings are now only ruins, some have been restored and converted into a museum, showcasing the history of this monument.

Visit Papadiamantis’ House
Take a trip to the former house of Alexandros Papadiamantis, one of the most prominent writers and poet in Greek history. Built by his father, who was a noted priest, in the 1850’s, the house now serves as a monument and museum dedicated to shining a spotlight on this well-loved author.

Watch the sunset in Agia Eleni
Whether you choose to enjoy dinner looking out to sea, have a drink beachside or jump on a boat for a sunset cruise, you can’t help but be in awe at the sunset in Agia Eleni. The pink skies are the perfect way to end the day – or indeed start the night!