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Punta

Punta, Skiathos

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.

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Nightlife isn't far away

In nearby Skiathos Old Town you can be wined and dined to your heart's content, enjoying a huge variety of food and drink not just from the local area but also further afield. This is the place where you will find dancing and music, as well as clubs and bars, and where you can party the night away before heading back to Punta's idyllic peace and quiet.

Quick Tips

  • Greek Orthodox
  • Euro
  • Greek
  • GMT +2

Get on your feet

Skiathos and walking go together perfectly, and because it is so easy, the whole family can do it. All you need to do is follow the well-signposted (in red and white so you can't miss them) pathways that crisscross the island and you'll come across some almost undisturbed places on your travels.

Beaches to die for

Koukounaries Beach is a hotspot, but don't let that put you off. Although it does get busy, you'll always find a space to sit back and relax, and it never becomes too crowded for comfort. The waters here are clear and perfect for snorkelling, and the forests that line the edge of the beach are just right for a stroll when the sun gets too hot.

A day trip with a difference

Visiting the old town of Kastro is something that shouldn't be missed. This was once a fortification to protect Skiathos from pirates, but when that threat diminished and the place was no longer needed it was abandoned and soon fell into ruin. Exploring those ruins now and imagining what life would once have been like there is awe-inspiring.

Hacking over hiking

If cycling and walking aren't to your liking, then there is another way to see the island – on horseback. For everyone from beginners to experts, hiring a horse and a guide and heading out into the unknown is a thrill, and something that will give you one of the best views of Skiathos of all.

Nearest Airport to Punta

Skiathos Airport – 5 miles

Skiathos Airport is known for its short runway, attracting those keen to see plans soaring just metres above their heads as they take off. Taxis and transfers are easily available and make holidaying on Skiathos easy.