Skiathos

Skiathos holidays

Terracotta-topped, whitewashed and completely charming, we opened a treasure chest and found Skiathos inside. It’s no surprise this gold dust Greek isle’s been hailed ‘the Aegean paradise’ and with its teal-tinted waters and luscious leafy landscape, we bet even the Caribbean’s feeling a teeny bit green-eyed.

Eleni's Village
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  • London Stansted, Wed 26 Aug 2020
  • 7 Nights, Self Catering
  • 1 Adult, 0 Children

Eleni's Village

Achladies, Skiathos

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Based on 100 reviews

  • Beautiful hillside location
  • Excellent views
  • Laid-back atmosphere
Green Park
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  • London Stansted, Wed 08 Jul 2020
  • 7 Nights, Self Catering
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Green Park

Agia Paraskevi, Skiathos

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Based on 139 reviews

  • Peaceful atmosphere
  • Beautiful pool area
  • Spacious accommodation
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Language

Greek

Currency

Euro

Time difference

GMT + 2hours

Cost of a beer

from €3 a bottle

3 course meal

from around €20

Flight times

4.5hrs

Sunny, sunny, sunny… 

Ever wondered where you fave sun-drenched musical was filmed? That’s right, Mamma Mia was snapped right here on the idyllic isle of Skiathos. Follow in the footsteps of Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan and say: ‘Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!’ to two familiar landmarks – St. Nikolaos Bell Tower and the Old Port! 

An isle of two sides

Skiathos is lucky enough to boast both the buzz of the crowds and total tranquillity, and the best bit? You don’t have to venture far for a change of vibe. Weave among locals and wide-eyed sightseers in popular Skiathos Town or head to nearby Achladies where go-slow is the name of the game. 

Fun facts!

Skiathos is one of four inhabited isles that make up the Sporades archipelago, which translates as ‘scattered ones’. The isle is famed for its shipbuilding past, which took off in the 1900s, and today there’s still a teeny tiny shipwright crafting caiques in the north of the island… dreamy! 


 

Achladies

On the south-east side of the island, just down the coast from Skiathos Town, you’ll find the dinky resort of Achladies.

Agia Paraskevi

In a peaceful spot on Skiathos’ south coast, Agia Paraskevi is the ultimate choice for go-slow Greek getaways.

Kolios

Lying on the sedate southern coast of Skiathos, Kolios is a place to pick for unwinding and enjoying one of the island’s best beaches.

Beaches

A whopping 27 miles of sun-soaked seafront makes up Skiathos. This waterside winner has bragging rights to more than 60 beaches, so there are oodles of places to flop down. White pebbles carpet popular Lalaria Beach, which is only accessible by boat, while golden sand dominates another favourite, Troulos Beach.

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Achladies Beach

Achladies Beach

Achladies, Skiathos

Tucked into a sheltered bay, Achladies Beach is a beautiful sandy spot to unwind in the Greek sunshine. It's a vision of colour, with olive and citrus trees on one side and the glittering Aegean Sea on the...
Kolios Beach

Kolios Beach

Kolios, Skiathos

This gorgeous golden beach lies on the southern coast of the island, close to the centre of Kolios and just 8km from the capital, Skiathos Town. It's backed by lush green forestry and its crystal clear waters...

Sights

Welcome to traditional Greece. Make a beeline for both Skiathos Town, the capital, and the captivating Old Port. It’s worth ticking off St. Nikolaos Bell Tower, Evangelistria Monastery and the castle, if you’re big on history and culture.

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Agia Paraskevi church

Agia Paraskevi church

Agia Paraskevi, Skiathos

Hidden between centuries-old trees in a pretty yard, you’ll find this charming stone-built church. If you’re around on 27 July, the Day of St. Paraskvei, don’t miss the local festival that...
Bourtzi Fortress

Bourtzi Fortress

Skiathos Town, Skiathos

On a tiny peninsula that separates the old and new harbour, you’ll find the ruins of Bourtzi Fortress. Today, only a few remnants of the original walls remain but you can still get a feel for how this majestic...

Activities

While there’s plenty to see on dry land here, who’s eager to explore the sea? Set sail on a boat trip to Skopelos for almost luminous shades of turquoise waters and emerald headland. You can also discover an incredible underwater world with the scuba diving offering or journey to laid-back Kanapitsa and Platanias, two charming villages.

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Boat tour around Lalaria sea caves

Boat tour around Lalaria sea caves

Skiathos

Not far from Lalaria Beach, you'll find this pair of natural treasures. Head out on a boat tour and discover Skotini and Galazia, two famous sea caves. On the tour you’ll see the beautiful reflections of the...
Boat trips

Boat trips

Kolios, Skiathos

As an island destination, Skiathos is perfect for exploring by boat. In just a short sail, boats can reach the tiny nearby islands of Arkos and Tsougkrias. They're both idyllic slices of paradise to the east of...

Eating and drinking

The island is known for its homegrown juicy olives, as well as honey and preserves of deliciously-fruity flavours. But when it comes to main meals, you can’t beat the fresh fish dishes. Family-run tavernas are dotted all around, so you can tuck into classic Greek feasts.

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Maniatis Gardens

Maniatis Gardens

Achladies, Skiathos

Spend an evening dining al fresco at Maniatis Gardens, a gorgeous spot right on the beach. Greenery, trees and bright pink flowers are dotted everywhere, creating a pretty spot to feast on Greek classics. Not...
Salt and Pepper

Salt and Pepper

Troulos, Skiathos

Enjoy al fresco Greek dining at Salt & Pepper in Troulos. Dine on super fresh seafood, authentic gyros and sweet desserts in the atmospheric low-lit outdoor terrace. After your meal, grab a sofa at the...

Shopping

Picking up souvenirs from Skiathos is a doddle. Teeny trinkets and mini mementos are sold in many of the dinky shops and convenience stores here. You’ll also come across a few places specialising in jewellery, while others are great for purchasing bags of dried fruit and nuts.

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Nightlife

Go to a club or play things low-key – you’ll have the best of both worlds here. Buzzing bars and clubs with DJs spinning the decks will be on hand to make sure you have a great night out. Most of the restaurants are atmospheric, friendly and show off fab wine lists too.

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