Skiathos Town is just down the road
Historic streets weave through traditional Greek architecture, cobbled floors and whitewashed walls make for the perfect backdrop for all your holiday photographs. It’s not just a pretty face, however – Skiathos Town is top of the list for most things on the island. Market traders flock to the capital to trade fruit, veg, home furnishings and clothing, while tourists browse the many stalls eagerly looking for a gift for that special someone.
If you’re looking for a great night out, then Skiathos Town has you covered. This is the centre of all nightlife on Skiathos, with countless pubs, clubs and venues, the capital has everything from live jazz, to karaoke, in anywhere from dance halls to bars. With great public transport links to and from Megali Ammos, you can stay out as late as you like and still get back safe and sound ready for another day of your incredible Hellenic holiday.
An award-winning beach
Megali Ammos is all about the seaside. If you’re an avid beachgoer then look no further than cheap holidays in Skiathos, because the local strip at Megali Ammos has won itself a Blue Flag award. This means that any time of year – high season or low – this beach is clean, safe and perfectly stocked with loungers, parasols and restaurants. The beach is almost two kilometres long, so you can take a leisurely walk until you find your own personal pocket of space on this breathtaking beach.
Watersports are widely available on Megali Ammos too – it’s definitely not all rest and relaxation. If you want more of an action-packed beach holiday, then sample the delights of banana boat rental, pedalos, water-skiing and bodyboarding. The beach is sheltered from the Greek sea breezes meaning you’ll get perfect watersport weather every day of your holiday.
A Mamma Mia! boat tour
If you’re not yet aware, Skiathos is where most of the hit film Mamma Mia! was shot, and they’re proud of it. Since 2007, many boat tour companies have had time to perfect their very own themed boat tours. One of the best is the Mamma Mia! Sunshine Tour which takes its visitors on a luxurious tour of the film’s most memorable locations, plus some extras just for tourists.
Start your cruise from Skiathos port, and sail between the best and most beautiful beaches on the island. All the while you can sip and snack on light refreshments before you eventually arrive at the picturesque Kastani beach, which was the set for the ABBA-inspired film. Just short of £30 for adults and £20 for children, this tour will feed you, refresh you and get you a good tan all at the same time.
Join the party at the Aegean Festival
The entire summer is filled with celebrations as part of the annual Aegean festival. Skiathos is one of its main hosts, with traditional bouzoukia music, dancing and refreshments. Barbecues line the streets, bars light up at night for local live music and locals and travellers alike flock to enjoy the festivities.
Greek plays are staged regularly during the summer at the Skiathos Bourtzi Cultural Centre in the capital city’s harbour. So if you’re in the mood for some classic theatre then grab a cocktail from the in-house cafe and watch the tragedy unfold. If you’re heading off on holidays to Greece in the summer, the Aegean festival should be top of your list for cultural activities.