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Skiathos Island

Skiathos is a truly beautiful island in the Northern Sporades with many of our clients returning year after year, including the second and even third generation! Skiathos is the island for beach lovers. The south coast is a succession of superb sandy beaches: Megali Ammos, Achladias, Tzaneria, Kanapitsa, Vromolimnos, Kolios, Paraskevi, Troulos to name but a few. Koukounaries, at the southwest tip of the island, was recently voted one of the best beaches in the world and has appeared on almost as many travel posters as the Parthenon! Less-photographed but equally well-known is Banana, popular with naturists.

The main beaches all have tavernas, beach chairs and umbrellas. While the calm, gently-shelving sandy bays are perfect for toddlers, older children (and adults too!) will appreciate the wide range of watersports, from pedaloes and canoes to waterskiing and wakeboarding (both with expert tuition), rings, banana rides and parasailing. There is even a scuba diving school on Tzaneria beach.

If you simply want to get away from it all, a short drive or walk will take you to one of many less accessible, idyllic beaches such as lovely Koutsouri with its simple taverna, or to Mandraki, Elias or Mikros Aselinos on the north coast where even in the height of summer you can escape the crowds and enjoy a cooling breeze and a plate of fish straight from the sea. Alternatively, you may prefer to rent a boat (15 or 25hp outboard) for the day, take a picnic and gently potter along the coast in search of your own “private” cove or island.

There is a frequent bus service from the town to Koukounaries, serving all the main beaches, but if you don’t want to wait for the bus, one of the island’s many taxis will be more than happy to take you wherever you want to go. There is also a water taxi service between Kanapitsa and Tzaneria and the town, particularly convenient for those staying in our properties on the Kalamaki peninsula. A fleet of small boats departs from the town each day to Tsougria Island and around the coastline of Skiathos, stopping off to view the rock arch at Lalaria (the island’s only pebble beach) and the ruins of Kastro. For those who wish to venture further afield, there are frequent hydrofoils, ferries and organised excursions to the neighbouring islands of Skopelos and Alonissos. Full day excursions also run to Athens and the monasteries of Meteora on the mainland. Early and late in the season, when the air is cooler, there are some wonderfully scenic walks taking you to monasteries, churches, panoramic viewpoints and secluded beaches. The interior is incredibly lush and green, covered with olive groves and pine forests. The monasteries of Evangelistria and Kounistra are accessible by car; with a jeep you can explore some of the unsurfaced roads, perhaps visiting Kastro, or the rustic taverna in a meadow behind Kechria beach. S K I A T H O S The picturesque main town overlooks two harbours: one for the yachts and ferries, and the other providing a haven for fishing boats and excursion boats, lined with open-air tavernas, cafes and bars. Skiathos caters for all tastes – there is a huge range of tavernas and restaurants; the nightlife is varied and lively and there is also a fine selection of boutiques, jewellery, and ceramics shops which reflect the sophisticated side of the island.


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 Magic Hotel Magic Hotel     
Agia Paraskevi
This family-run property is situated on a hillside, just 250 metres from Agia Paraskevi Beach. more...
 Mystery Mystery     
Skiathos Town
Offering a pool and a bar-restaurant, Skiathos Mystery features elegant, air-conditioned accommodation with furnished balcony overlooking Skiathos Town and the pool. more...
 Atrium Hotel Atrium Hotel     
Agia Paraskevi
Boasting a picturesque hillside location on the island of Skiathos, this hotel impresses with its design and panoramic views of Platanias Beach. more...
 Villas  Jasmine Villas & Suites Villas Jasmine Villas & Suites     
Troulos
Located in Troulos, Jasmine Villas & Suites features a garden and outdoor pool. The property features a spa tub. Volos is 30 miles away. Free private parking is available on site. more...
 Cape Kanapitsa Hotel & Suites Cape Kanapitsa Hotel & Suites     
Kanapitsa
Cape Kanapitsa Hotel & Suites is a boutique hotel located on the edge of Kanapitsa Bay with stunning sea views. Skiathos Town, the harbor and the airport are approximately 4 miles away. more...
 Apartments  Villa Anna Apartments Villa Anna     
Megali Ammos
Located on a hillside, 820 ft from the sandy beach of Megali Ammos, Villa Anna offers self-catered accommodations surrounded by olive and pine trees. Free Wi-Fi access is available. more...
 Core Luxury Suites Core Luxury Suites     
Skiathos Town
Located in Skiathos Town in the region of Skiathos, 3.4 miles from Lalaria Beach, Core Luxury Suites features a sun terrace and views of the sea. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. more...
 Villas  Golden King Villas Golden King     
Megali Ammos
Set just a few metres away from Mikros Vasilias Beach, Golden King is a complex of luxurious, fully equipped villas, each with a private swimming pool enjoying unlimited views over the Aegean Sea. more...
 Hotel Mato Hotel Mato     
Skiathos Town
Centrally located in Skiathos Town, Hotel Mato offers rooms with views of the scenic town and the Aegean Sea from their balcony. more...
 Mandraki Village Boutique Hotel Mandraki Village Boutique Hotel     
Koukounaries
In a great location in the protected area of the Strofilia Lake, 215 yards from the award-winning Koukounaries Beach, the Mandraki Village Boutique Hotel features a swimming pool and restaurant. more...
 Condo Hotel  Skiathos Island Suites Condo Hotel Skiathos Island Suites     
Troulos
Surrounded by a picturesque green landscape, this small apartment complex provides a relaxing environment in Troulos bay, just 150 metres away from the beach. more...
 Condo Hotel  Skiathos Diamond Condo Hotel Skiathos Diamond     
Kolios
Located in a pine-tree forest, Skiathos Diamond is close to Kolios Beach. It offers self catering units with balconies overlooking the hills. A swimming pool and children?s pool are available. more...
 Apartments  Villa Teozenia Apartments Villa Teozenia     
Achladies
Located on a hillside on Achladies Bay in Skiathos, Villa Teozenia features self-catering studios with balconies and free Wi-Fi. more...
 Apartments  Cape Achladies - Mitikas Apartments Cape Achladies - Mitikas     
Achladies
Cape Achladies is a self-catering accommodation located amidst an olive grove at Achladies. Free WiFi access is available. Achladies Beach is a few metres away. more...
 Condo Hotel  Iris Skiathos Condo Hotel Iris Skiathos     
Skiathos Town
Centrally located in Skiathos Town, Iris Skiathos is a 10-minute walk from Megali Ammos Beach and only 100 metres from the main Papadiamantis street. more...

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