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Fri, 12 May 2017

Holidays In Kolios

Kolios Holidays at a Glance

Kolios is a scenic resort with excellent beaches, ideal for those wanting a quiet location, but with nightlife a short bus ride away. Nightlife here is very relaxed with a few restaurants, tavernas and bars offering a wide selection of food to suit every taste. The resort of Platanias is just 600 metres from Kolios alternatively Skiathos Town is 9 kms away.

Who goes to Kolios?
Ideal for those looking for a quiet relaxing holiday, but with nightlife a short bus ride away.



Key Facts - Kolios

  • LanguageGreek
  • CurrencyEuro
  • Dialing Code00 30
  • Time Difference+2 GMT
  • Flight Duration4 hours (Approx)
  • Distance From Airport7 km
  • Airport Transfer (Coach)25 mins
  • Airport Transfer (Taxi)15 mins

A jewel of an island set in aquamarine waters, Skiathos, Greece boasts over sixty beaches scattered around a simply stunning coastline. It's hard not to be completely bowled over with the beauty of this island where pine clad hills roll down to the sandy shores and where chic resorts mingle effortlessly with sleepy traditional villages.

Skiathos Town is the main settlement, with a waterfront featuring an array of bars, boutiques and restaurants. The nightlife of Skiathos Town is chic and sophisticated, especially during peak season when the town is in full swing with locals and visitors alike.

The many beautiful bays and beaches of Skiathos are accessible by a remarkably efficient local bus system. The renowned sandy beach of Koukounaries is about half an hour drive from Skiathos Town, while the nearby Banana Beach is the place to visit for a glorious 'all over tan'!

On an island renowned for its glorious beaches one of the best can be found at the quiet, traditional village of Troulos which to this day is still the farming hub of island. With a handful of shops and a scattering of tavernas this is not the place for raucous nightlife but is the place to enjoy a more traditional way of life.

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Fish market and Old port of Skiathos Town The 'Bourtzi' is situated here. It is a tiny peninsula in the harbour which used to be a Venetians citadel with remains of the 13th century wall and canons.

Monastery of Evangalistra has some amazing surroundings and is open for the public to visit. Evangelistra also has a small museum with various objects from its history. There is a bus that links the monastery and Chora several times a day.

The medieval capital Kastro reached by one of the boat trips around the island, or by driving almost all the way and then walking. Don't miss the Church of Christ and the old houses.

Alexandros Papadiamantis Museum - It is the house in which Alexandros Papadiamandis, one of the most important Greek authors of the past century, used to live. The 1st floor is preserved as the house of Alexandros Papadiamandis with its original furniture and objects of the time, whereas the ground floor is functioning as an exhibition room.

Fish market and Old port of Skiathos Town The 'Bourtzi' is situated here. It is a tiny peninsula in the harbour which used to be a Venetians citadel with remains of the 13th century wall and canons.

Monastery of Evangalistra has some amazing surroundings and is open for the public to visit. Evangelistra also has a small museum with various objects from its history. There is a bus that links the monastery and Chora several times a day.

The medieval capital Kastro reached by one of the boat trips around the island, or by driving almost all the way and then walking. Don't miss the Church of Christ and the old houses.

Alexandros Papadiamantis Museum - It is the house in which Alexandros Papadiamandis, one of the most important Greek authors of the past century, used to live. The 1st floor is preserved as the house of Alexandros Papadiamandis with its original furniture and objects of the time, whereas the ground floor is functioning as an exhibition room.

Popular activities during holidays in Kolios include:

  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Watersports

    Kolios Holidays - Excursions


    Sunset Cruise: Admire the stunning scenery and sail across the clear waters of the Aegean Sea and stroll though the local village. Dine at a traditional Greek taverna & star gaze whilst sailing back to port.

    Secret Skiathos: The only way to sail around the island in a day and uncover the true mix of beaches and stunning scenery. Why not swim at the famous Lalaria beach, which is one of a few swim stop during the day. Step back in time on visit the old capital Kastro. Remember shhhhhhhhhh its a secret.

    Aegean Blue: Visit the two neighbouring islands of Skopelos & Alonissos in one day. Go back in time with a guided walk though the narrow streets of Skopelos or relax in a local café and watch the world go by. See the island where Mama Mia was filmed and be your very own Dancing Queen.

    VIP Catamaran Experience: For an all inclusive day out relax, soak up the sun and be a VIP for the day. Sailing towards the crystal clear waters of Panormos Bay.

    Snorkeling Safari: Discover the underwater world and try to find nemo, in the clear waters surrounding Skiathos. This day will provide you with unforgettable encounters with the underwater world.

    Walkabout: Join your reps to meander the small cobble streets of Skiathos town, with a guided tour on some of the hidden treasures and stories and myths behind the town. The first drink is on your rep.

    Make your holidays extra special by booking some of our great excursions, places are limited so reserve your place at your Welcome Meeting or contact your holiday representative to avoid disappointment.

Eating/Drinking During Kolios Holidays

Every resort outside Skaithos Town is small and traditional with a small number of Greek tavernas specialising in good home cooking, such as kleftiko, stifado and keftedes. There are some excellent fish tavernas close to the beach, a curry house in Troulos and beach bars to enjoy a cocktail while watching the sunset.

Getting Around on Kolios Holidays

Ferry: There are numerous hydrofoils to Volos and Agios Constantinos on the mainland and several a week to and from Thessaloniki, as well as daily connections to other nearby islands in the Sporades chain like Skopelos and Alonissos that can be visited on a day trip.

Boat: To reach the north coast beaches, adjacent islands, and historic Kastro, it is easier to go by caique. These smaller vessels sail frequently from the fishing harbour west of the Bourtzi fortress.

Bus: Getting around by bus is very easy. Skiathos has public bus service along the south coast of the every half hour from 8:30am to 10pm (every 20 minutes for July and August).

Car: An excellent way of getting around during Kolios, Skiathos holidays, car hire gives you complete flexibility as well as the ability to see more of the island.

Kolios Holidays Shopping

Bargain purchases for those taking holidays in Kolios, Skiathos include:

  • Gold
  • Leather
  • Honey
  • Ceramics.

Holidays in Kolios - Beaches

Koukounaries: Probably the most famous and best beach in Skiathos, with fine golden sand leading up to the shade of the Koukounaries pine trees (umbrella pines). The beach has excellent tourist facilities including 3 beach tavernas, 3 watersports schools and 2 kiosks for cigarettes, soft drinks, etc.

Kolios: A lovely beach ideal for relaxation, it has a shallow shelf to the water making it perfect for children and the less confident swimmers. More accomplished swimmers can head out to deeper waters to enjoy scuba diving and the chance to see the underwater wildlife including octopus.

Aghia Eleni: Translating to St Helene this nice beach is 1 km away from Koukounaries beach. The beach owes its name to the white small church standing out against blue of the sea, the green of the trees and the golden sand.

Banana Beach: Excellent beach with a lively beach cafes and restaurants situated close to Koukounaries. A section of this beach is predominantly frequented by naturalist bathers.

Platanias: Long, sandy, gently shelving beach ideal for families.

Troulos: This areas of Skiathos has an amazing choice of excellent beaches at.

Weather and climate information

Max Temp C Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Skiathos 20 25 30 34 33 28 24
London 13 16 20 22 21 19 13
Sunshine Hours Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Skiathos 8 9 11 12 12 9 7
London 5 6 7 6 6 5 3


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