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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  • Birmingham, Wed 13 May 2020
  • 7 Nights, Self Catering
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Eleni's Village

Achladies, Skiathos

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Based on 100 reviews

2.7 Km to Porta Rossa

  • Beautiful hillside location
  • Excellent views
  • Laid-back atmosphere
Atrium Hotel Skiathos
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  • 7 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Atrium Hotel Skiathos

Agia Paraskevi, Skiathos

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Based on 918 reviews

  • Beautiful views
  • Ideal for couples
  • Modern rooms
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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 your 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...
Kanapitsa Beach

Kanapitsa Beach

Kanapitsa, Skiathos

If you’re looking for a peaceful slice of paradise, Kanapitsa Beach is calling. This sandy haven tends to be a quiet spot, so there’s often plenty of space for sunbathing and splashing around. With...

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...
Agios Nikolaos Church

Agios Nikolaos Church

Skiathos Town, Skiathos

This beautiful church and clock tower sits atop a hill that peers over Skiathos Town. The views of the town and the shimmering bay below are breathtaking. The church also has a claim to fame as the dreamy...

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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Infinity Blue

Infinity Blue

Kolios, Skiathos

This incredibly popular restaurant has an upmarket vibe, putting a modern, refined twist on classic Greek dishes. The views are just as stunning as the beautifully presented plates of food. Dine looking out on...
Maistrali

Maistrali

Agia Paraskevi, Skiathos

This classic Greek taverna has the look of a traditional wooden village house. The flower-lined pathway leads to a lovely al fresco dining area and a shaded veranda. The food is just as appealing, with...

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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Shopping in Skiathos Town

Shopping in Skiathos Town

Skiathos

If a little retail therapy is on the cards, Skiathos Town is a great place to pick up a few treats. Head to Papadiamantis Street, the backbone of the resort, and you’ll find a selection of high-street brands...
The Blue House Art Gallery

The Blue House Art Gallery

Skiathos Town, Skiathos

For the ultimate artistic keepsakes and souvenirs from Skiathos, check out the Blue House Art Gallery. The shop offers distinctive handmade jewellery and ceramics. Look out for glistening stones and gems and...

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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La Bussola Bar

La Bussola Bar

Koukounaries, Skiathos

La Bussola Bar is perfect for a relaxed spot to while away the evenings in Koukounaries. Whitewashed wooden furnishings and shaded verandas give it a chilled, beach bar vibe. There's a wide choice of drinks and...
The Borzoi Club

The Borzoi Club

Skiathos

Whatever your favourite tipple, the fantastic selection of delicious cocktails at the stunning The Borzoi Club has you covered. Located in a former olive press, this is now Skiathos Town's most cosmopolitan...
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