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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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Megali Ammos House features air-conditioned rooms, and a beachfront bar-restaurant. It is situated on Megali Ammos Beach. Sun beds and umbrellas are available for rent on the beach. more...
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Offering a pool and a bar-restaurant, Skiathos Mystery features elegant, air-conditioned accommodation with furnished balcony overlooking Skiathos Town and the pool. more...
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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...
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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...
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Agia Paraskevi ? Show on map
Boasting a privileged location above Platanias Beach in Skiathos, Atrium Hotel features an outdoor pool and a sun terrace with panoramic views over the Aegean Sea. more...
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Standing on a hill and surrounded by olive trees, pines and gardens, the Margi House enjoys infinite views of the sea. It offers a beautiful outdoor pool and an outdoor hot tub. more...
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Apartments Albanis Villa offers accommodations in Kolios. Volos is 31 miles away. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. more...
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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...
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Centrally located in Skiathos Town, Hotel Mato offers rooms with views of the scenic town and the Aegean Sea from their balcony. more...
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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...
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Kolios ? Show on map
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...
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Set on a tree-covered hill, 300 metres away from Megali Ammos Beach, Poseidon Villas boasts panoramic views of the Aegean Sea. It offers a swimming pool with sun terrace and accommodation with more...
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Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Atlas Hotel Skiathos offers accommodations in Skiathos Town, just 3 miles from Lalaria Beach. more...
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Situated 300 metres from Skiathos Port, Anthena Studios features a swimming pool and snack bar. It offers air-conditioned studios with free Wi-Fi and balcony overlooking the sun terrace or the town. more...
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Centrally located in Skiathos Town, family-run Babis offers a roof terrace overlooking the Aegean Sea. The hotel provides free Wi-Fi and free shuttle service to and from the port and airport. more...

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