At the Skiathos Blu, traditional good looks and stunning sea views go hand in hand. The hotel is surrounded by pine trees and flowers, and from its hilltop position provides picture-perfect views over the bay.
Outside, there’s a pool with a sunlounger-lined terrace and a bar that serves drinks and snacks. For some extra comfort, you can rent a Balinese bed, and for a change of scenery, you can swap from the pool to the beach.
The main buffet restaurant sets you up for dining, but there’s also a beach taverna that serves traditional Greek food. Evenings here are spent sipping cocktails on the al fresco terrace, where live music also takes place from time to time.
Overview of Kanapitsa
Skiathos is a tiny island with many different faces. It’s known for its beaches, and because of the size of the island, you can explore them all during your stay at the Skiathos Blu. When you amble down to the shore, one beach leads straight into the other, so you’ll never have just one to call home.
The scenery is truly stunning, which is why the hit film Mamma Mia! was filmed here. The delightfully Greek tavernas on the seafront make the most of these views, so during your holiday to Skiathos, you can enjoy beach days and ouzo-filled nights watching the world go by.
Things to do in Skiathos
The highlights in Skiathos are on the coast. At the Skiathos Blu, there’s a stairway with 350 steps that leads you down to the popular Tzaneria Beach. There’s a bar down here, so you can relax in the sunshine and make the most of the views. Sunloungers are dotted over the sand and you can also take part in water sports like water skiing, scuba diving and canoeing.
Kanapitsa is a sleepy village, but water taxis leave regularly from the beach, so you can jet across the sea and reach Skiathos Town in around 10 minutes. It’s a modern town, but is packed full of historic attractions like the Monastery of Panagia Evangelistria. It’s also home to plenty of the island’s best bars and restaurants, and is a great place to head for an evening meal.
Skiathos is an increasingly popular destination with people looking for holidays where they can escape the pressures of modern-day life. Relaxing, picturesque and authentic, it’s a destination you’ll want to explore again and again.