Skiathos Holidays 2020/2021

Skiathos is a little island with a lot of personality, blanketed with pine woodlands and an incredible assortment of sandy beaches. Holidays to Skiathos are the epitome of laid-back, with drinks along the waterfront and hikes through the rugged green landscape inviting you to unwind.

Skiathos Holiday Deals 2020/2021

Beltsios Studios and Apartments

Troulos, Skiathos, Greek Islands, Greece

(250)

14 Nights

4th May 2020

Self Catering

London Gatwick - Direct

Based On Studio

Astoria Hotel

Troulos, Skiathos, Greek Islands, Greece

(374)

7 Nights

5th May 2020

Bed and Breakfast

Birmingham - Direct

Based On Twin Room

Skiathos Blu

Kanapitsa, Skiathos, Greek Islands, Greece

(322)

7 Nights

1st May 2020

Half Board

East Midlands - Direct

Based On Bungalow

A cool, calm and collected holiday

Skiathos might seem like a tiny blip of an island in the Aegean Sea, but its coastal towns pack a lot in. The island itself is only 12 kilometres long and six kilometres wide. It’s lined with beautiful beaches, pine forests and whitewashed buildings with terracotta roofs stacked high into the hillside, all of which make it into an incredible home base for a laid-back holiday.

There are a number of bus routes running throughout the island, which means getting between resorts and sandy beaches is easy. The vast majority of Skiathos is calm, cool and collected, with the slight exception of the bars, tavernas and shops of its capital, Skiathos Town.

Spend your Greece holidays visiting the stone walls of the 19th-century Evangelistria Monastery or window-shop along Papadiamantis Street – but no matter where you go, you won’t be expected to do much more than lounge along the coast with a cool cocktail in hand.


Currency: Euro

Language: Greek

Time Difference: GMT +2

Population: Approx 7,000

Religion: Greek Orthodox

Resorts

Vromolimnos

Vromolimnos is a haven of peace and tranquillity. As well as the gorgeous beach to enjoy, your views could include dense forests. Having a little bit of everything right on your holiday doorstep is what makes this place so very special. Vromolimnos is the kind of place where memories are made, and where, if you want to come back year after year, you are always going to be welcome. This is as out of the way as it gets, and none the worse for it.

Vasilias

Package holidays to Skiathos are the stuff relaxation-seekers' dreams are made of – the beautiful region of Vasilias being no exception. You'll discover a set of peaceful beaches housing local tavernas and private boats bobbing on the waves, perfect for that peaceful getaway.

Troulos

Troulos' white sands and incredible natural setting are an outdoor lover's dream. You can spend your Skiathos holidays here walking the picturesque trails and leisurely eating at the beachside cafes.

Skopelos Town

The capital of the island, Skopelos Town offers a fine balance between ultimate relaxation and partying the night away in chilled-out bars during the evenings. Characterised by lush green hills, cobbled streets and whitewashed buildings, this destination truly nods to the expectations of a Greek holiday – you will be amazed by the charm and tradition.

Skopelos

The largest island in the Northern Sporades archipelago, Skopelos holidays take you to a wonderfully natural destination filled with miles of vibrant greenery, fantastic golden beaches and traditional white-washed villages.

Skiathos Town

Rich in history, abundant in beauty and definitely up there when it comes to some of Greece's best bars and restaurants, Skiathos Town is the beating heart of its zesty namesake island. Here, traditional values meet modern delights from coast to cabin, with local musicians and artisans eager to see a smile on your face and family-run tavernas happy to pile your plate high. You'll also have the chance to hop on a boat and be on your way across that sensational blue sea as you plan an adventure of sun and laid-back exploration. Where will your holidays to Skiathos Town take you first?

Punta

Punta is the kind of place where it is easy to lose yourself in your thoughts, and dream your time away. Punta has everything you need on your Greek holiday – fabulous beaches, great scenery, friendly people, stunning views, and it's close to more cosmopolitan areas, too.

Megali Ammos

Skiathos is one of the most beautiful and vibrant islands in Greece. Largely driven by its youthful population, the island is all beaches and boogies, with clubs and coasts leading the way for visitors on Skiathos holidays. Megali Ammos highlights the calmer side of the action.

Koukounaries

Framed by acres of pine forest, Koukounaries is a resort on the western coast of Skiathos. Its surroundings make it one of the most atmospheric destinations, with an incredible sunset, this is a truly idyllic place to spend a holiday to Skiathos.

Kolios Beach

As the name suggests, Kolios Beach is all about the sun, sand and sea. The golden strip is the star of this resort, but there are plenty of other benefits to a Greek island holiday here too. This little village has a number of traditional tavernas, bars and cafes, and it's less than 20 minutes to the capital.

Katsarou

Perched as it is in an insulated bay on the south-eastern coast of the island Skiathos, Katsarou appears to be almost playing hide and seek with mainland Greece. Once you arrive in the secluded hillside town for your Skiathos holidays, you might feel like you are doing the same with the rest of the world. A seductive sleepiness presides over the village, with whitewashed villas stacked on top of each other providing the perfect backdrop to an idyllic getaway.

Kanapitsa

Tucked into a south-eastern inlet on the Greek island of Skiathos, Kanapitsa comfortably straddles the line between sleepy fishing village and transportation hub for the island. Perfect for romantic getaways or peaceful family breaks, Kanapitsa has just the right mix of climate and environment to satisfy the world-weary vacationer on their holidays to Skiathos.

Aghia Paraskevi

Aghia Paraskevi is a coastal destination with a family friendly vibe and is only a short distance away from the capital, Skiathos Town. As well as relaxed eating and drinking, expect to burn off some steam when enjoying this resort's fantastic watersports facilities on your holidays to Skiathos, or simply enjoy the beaches.

Achladies Bay

With its stunning coastline and peaceful atmosphere, Achladies Bay is a great area for those who are looking for a laid-back vibe on cheap holidays to Skiathos. The bay is in easy reach of all the cosmopolitan amenities in Skiathos Town, as well as the remote and more pastoral peninsular.

Location

Map showing the location of Skiathos View Skiathos on the map

Many beaches, many faces

Because the island is so small, you won’t ever have to choose just one beach to call home on your Skiathos holidays – ambling along one set of shores will take you to another. Many of the beaches feature watersports centres, and you’ll see water skis, kayaks and windsurfers gliding over the waves, as well as sunbathers stretching out on the sand. You’ll also have the chance to hop between towns on boat cruises – or make the short trek out to the nearby island of Skopelos, where ABBA enthusiasts swoon over the place made famous in the movie Mamma Mia!

The shores at Troulos offer more secluded coves, while Kanapitsa brings in the chic factor with not one but two Blue Flag beaches. And then there are the more party-centric shores of Koukounaries, where you can watch the sunset from waterfront bars – and then watch it rise again.

Family-run tavernas and ouzo-filled nights

Skiathos houses a series of traditional villages, so it comes as no surprise the cuisine here is delightfully Greek. That means you’ll be treated to dishes heavy on fresh seafood and oven-cooked lamb – not to mention waterfront views, as many of the island’s restaurants are located along the coast.

Greece is famous for its ouzo, which you won’t be able to avoid when visiting Skiathos, along with Mythos lager and special bottles of wine made by the monks at the Evangelistria Monastery.

When it comes to nightlife in Skiathos, most resorts dial down the energy with glasses of wine at local tavernas and traditional Greek music played live. Skiathos Town is where you’ll find a collection of trendy bars and the occasional disco, while Koukounaries’ Banana Beach plays host to waterfront parties day and night. Wherever you choose to stay on Skiathos, you’ll never be far from its many small towns, so after-hours playtime can always be on the agenda.