Quaint, traditional and surrounded by greenery, Villa Christina is a peaceful little place in a very handy location. It’s 15 minutes by foot from the beach, 10 minutes to the local supermarket and the palm tree-lined pool, with its charming terrace, is a delightful spot to while away the hours. The self-catering accommodation is apartment-based, but there’s a snack bar open during the day, and each week the owners lay on a barbecue.
Overview of Skiathos
The hot, dry summers in Skiathos are perfect. Come winter, the rains awaken the picturesque island’s lush greenery. Whenever you take your holidays to Skiathos, head to all the action in Skiathos town where the harbour-side bars and eateries are vibrant, yet the old-school charm remains. Half an hour’s drive away you’ll find Vromolimnos, home to the lovely Villa Christina. The landscape is oh-so-pretty, and beyond the green and pleasant hills lays a selection of epic beaches just waiting to be lazed on.
Things to do in Vromolimnos
Tuck into tasty dolmades in the traditional tavernas, take in the Kastro ruins or jump in the car and explore the many beaches beyond Villa Christina – there are 17 within a 20-minute drive, so you’ll be spoiled for choice. If you’d prefer to trek inland over the rolling green hills, there are a number of trails to discover. And for a cultural fix, visit during the Bourtzi Summer Festival. It’s hosted at the old fortress in Skiathos town and features art exhibits, live music and ballet performances. Skiathos is a nice blend of relatively low-key nightlife and tranquil island living. The landscape is rugged, picturesque and ready to be explored, and the beaches are truly beautiful. Whether you’re up for a blissful laid-back break, or a chilled-out town vibe, you can find it here.