- 7 Nights,
22 Sep 2015
- Self Catering
- London Gatwick
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One of the greenest Greek islands that has a coastline filled with glorious beaches, Skiathos holidays is perfectly placed to provide relaxing holidays in the sun.
Lying just off the east coast of mainland Greece, Skiathos is one of the smaller Greek islands but that doesn't diminish it as a superb holiday destination. Hotels, complexes and villas have sprung up along the coastal areas where the beaches are smooth and spacious, and the trees and fauna are at their greenest.
A marginal variation from this island's beach scene is the capital Skiathos Town. This area is a mixture of old and new but the large harbour is a terrific area of shops, bars and restaurants.
Much like the pine trees that line many of the beaches, holidays to Skiathos are calm, serene and beautifully peaceful. There is the occasional opportunity for a party by Koukounaries or in the capital but for the most part there will be no interruption to your getaway bliss.
A beach resort surrounded by miles of greenery that hides hotels and restaurants throughout, Aghia Paraskevi holidays are truly a breath of fresh air.
A quiet 600 metre long beach is the resort's main attraction and the panoramic views from here are wonderful. There are water sports and diving opportunities available from Aghia Paraskevi's and the nearby town's beaches.
There is a good selection of bars and tavernas to enjoy after dark where the nights remain peaceful but fun. The shops, restaurants and bars of this resort and adjoining Platanias provide a great range of choices.
This resort is a peaceful paradise with perfect coastal surroundings. Conveniently close to other beach resorts along Skiathos's southern coastline you could walk to other areas if Kolios Beach proves too quiet for you.
The evenings are also laidback here with some fine bars and tavernas to settle in to after a delicious Greek meal. Self-catering guests will be thankful for the presence of nearby supermarkets.
To reach Troulos, Platanias or Koukounaries, you can walk the marginal distances to each. To visit Skiathos town you can take one of the many regular bus services.
A well balanced blend of excitement and relaxation await those who choose Koukounaries holidays. While the immediate surroundings of this resort are peaceful with a long golden beach to enjoy, short walks out of town can take you to different themed beaches.
Banana Beach hosts some of the best summer parties found in Skiathos with music, drinks and dancing enjoyed both day and night through the summer.
As well as the gold of the beaches there are lush vibrant green areas to explore through paths and in the town's park. There are many high quality restaurants and tavernas to try in Koukounaries too.
The capital of the island distributes all of its facilities and attractions between the ancient and the modern halves of the town. A terrific marina area runs through the length of Skiathos Town making it a truly coastal delight.
There are beaches that can be easily reached in the nearby areas but Skiathos Town's speciality is boat trips and water activities from the harbour. Boat trips, scuba diving and water skiing are just some of the perks offered by the water.
Take a walk through the old town to see many historic sites as well as many traditional and delicious Greek tavernas.
Scenic, laidback and quietly sitting on the south coast of Skiathos, Troulos is an ideal choice for those who need a break from the hustle and bustle of back home.
The beautiful beach setting is supported by some homely tavernas in the nearby area. There are some quiet water sports to try on the calm sea or you could choose simply to watch from the rows of sun beds available to rent.
Surrounding the town is plenty of rocky and forested areas that are an exciting alternative to the beach terrain. Walk along the coast to find your own secluded beach hidden amongst the coves.
Temperatures across Skiathos remain ideal for a holiday for over half of the year. From April to October the temperatures reach at least 20C while June to September will often see temperatures rise above 30C. The evenings remain hot at this time too but the cool sea breeze will prevent it from becoming overbearing.
The summer is peak tourism season here and this is when the Banana Beach party will be at its most exciting. Within the capital of Skiathos Town there is often a traditional event thrown to satisfy both locals and tourists. Musicians, dancers and other performers can be enjoyed during this time.
Found on Banana Beach, not far from the resort of Koukounaries, Bananistas is the host beach bar of your exciting summer parties. With a holiday season full of events and guest DJs, this is the coolest place to let loose out in the sun and into the night.
Sitting at the northern peak of the island, this deserted town lies in ruins, but is still extremely fascinating to visit. The views are tremendous, there is still a church in working order and there's a small beach for relaxing or enjoying a refreshing swim.
Sail over to the small neighbouring island of Skopelos where you'll experience whitewashed buildings, blue domed roofs and quaint little villages with cobbled streets and welcoming harbour side tavernas. There are many docks to set off from but Skiathos Town has the largest.
Set sail through the largest marine protected area in Europe spotting rare sea creatures and visiting various islands. There are seven islands encompassed within the area as well as 22 uninhabited islets. The area has been largely untouched by humans making it a phenomenal region of natural beauty.
Five kilometres from Skiathos town is the 19th century Monastery of Panagia Evangelistria. It is free to walk throughout the structure and there is a fascinating collection of historic items within. Right by the building there is a small shop where you can buy bottles of locally made wine too.