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This charming Greek island is renowned for its natural beauty and unspoilt Greek charm. From its traditional tavernas tumbling with colourful flowers to its soft, sandy beaches, it's impossible not to fall for Skiathos.
Possibly the most typically Greek of all of the Greek islands, there was no better location to film the blockbuster hit musical 'Mamma Mia!'. If your life has already been enlightened by Pierce Brosnan belting out ABBA hits on a beach, then we don't need to describe Skiathos' natural beauty to you. But if you're not lucky enough to have seen this stellar performance, think small villages of close-knit families set amongst green pine forest that stretches down to meet golden sands and clear, blue sea. Typical towns consist of little blue and white houses, with terracotta roofs and colourful flowers tumbling from their facades, and tavernas that spill out onto the winding, cobbled streets.
At just nineteen square miles, Skiathos is a small, scenic and full of traditional Greek charm. It's intimate yet secluded and is the perfect relaxation destination if you're looking to escape the world. In summer temperatures soar to 30°C but it does tend to rain quite regularly throughout the winter months, so we'd stick to a summer holiday if we were you.
Skiathos has a native population of just 5,000 people but welcomes up to 45,000 visitors each year with open arms and shots of local 'raki' – just make sure you get your towel out early. Having said that, Skiathos boasts 60 beaches, so there is more than enough sand to for everyone. If you're used to the Ibizan atmosphere then take a trip to lively Banana Beach. Its beach bar blasts out mellow beats during the day and it's the perfect place to watch the sunset over the Aegean Sea. Troulos beach is much more tranquil and is popular with families, whereas plane spotters should head to the shingle beach at Xanemos where planes fly just 150 feet above your head. The stunning Lalaria Beach, with its dramatic cliffs and arch formation, is a contender for the best looking beach in Greece. It can only be reached by boat, so make sure you book onto a day trip before they fill up.