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Holidays In Skiathos Town

Skiathos Town Holidays at a Glance

Skiathos Town is the liveliest and most cosmopolitan of all the resorts with many bars, discos and restaurants to choose from. The local transport, by bus or by boat, is excellent and offers easy access to the island's many beaches. The town's nearest beach is Megali Ammos.

Who holidays in Skiathos Town?

Holidays to Skiathos Town are ideal for those looking for a lively, cosmopolitan harbour town resort.



Key Facts - Skiathos Town

  • LanguageGreek
  • CurrencyEuro
  • Dialing Code00 30
  • Time Difference+2 GMT
  • Flight Duration4 hours (Approx)
  • Distance From Airport2 km
  • Airport Transfer (Coach)10 mins
  • Airport Transfer (Taxi)5 mins

Greek specialities and gourmet food can be found on every corner of this cosmopolitan town. Try the Ergon for Greek cuisine with a modern twist or the Windmill which boasts great views. Fish tavernas line the harbour or for nightlife check out the discos and bars.

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 Skiathos Town include:

  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Watersports

Skiathos Town 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.

For further information and to secure your place on all the above exciting days and nights out, see your Olympic representative in the resort. The best time to book would be at the Welcome Get Together on the day after arrival.

Eating/Drinking During Skiathos Town Holidays

This bustling cosmopolitan town boasts some amazing restaurants and tavernas, where both Greek specialities and gourmet food can be found on every corner.

Try the Ergon where you can sample some Greek food with a modern take and some of the best dishes to be found on the island,  for a meal with a view, the Windmill which boasts one of the best locations in the town.

By the harbourside there are some fabulous fish tavernas where you can chose the fish you would like for your supper or relax in a bar watching the world go by with a glass of ouzo or local wine.

For nightlife and bars, Skiathos town is again, the place to be, there are a couple of discos and a wide choice of bars to choose from, whether it’s a lively night or a chill out evening there is something for everyone. All located in an amazing setting whether by the harbour next to the sea or in one of the towns old cobbled streets.

Getting Around on Skiathos Town 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 Skiathos Town holidays, car hire gives you complete flexibility as well as the ability to see more of the island.

Skiathos Town Holidays Shopping

Bargain purchases during holidays in Skiathos Town include clothes - Especially Italian designer clothes, local crafts and pottery.

Holidays in Skiathos Town - 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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