Skiathos is famed for its more than 60 beaches - ranging from quiet, secluded coves to larger stretches of sand!
Holidays on Skiathos
Koukounaries Beach has been rated the best in Greece and other popular beaches include the sheltered Banana Beach and Lalaria Beach. This lush green island is also covered with pine forests and sprinkled with fig and almond trees.
Skiathos Town features picturesque white sugar cube houses, harbour-side restaurants, and excellent shopping, with everything from local handicrafts and souvenirs to designer boutiques.
The nightlife of Skiathos is chic and sophisticated or enjoy Greek-style hospitality in the local tavernas. Why not holiday in Skiathos this summer and find out the true meaning of relaxation for yourself?
Where is the best place to stay on Skiathos?
Skiathos Town offers the perfect blend of a chic harbour, designer shopping and a vibrant food and drink scene. From a snapshot of traditional Greek life in the old town, and the nearby Megalis Ammos beach with its water skiing and canoeing.
Troulos on the south coast is an ideal family-friendly resort for your Skiathos holiday. Discover a stunning beach for sandcastle building, water sports in the azure Aegean Sea, and a choice of eateries serving traditional Greek dishes and fresh fish and seafood.
If you’re a sun-worshipper, then the best time of year for a Skiathos holiday is between July and September; when the temperature gauge hovers between 25 and 28°C.
- Best time to visit: May-October
- Average temp: 20°C/68°F
- Average flight time: 4 Hours
- Most suited for: Families, Couples
- Currency: Euro
- Time Difference: +2 hours
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Things to see and do on Skiathos
With over 60 beaches, you'll be spoilt for choice on your Skiathos holiday. The crystal-clear waters surrounding the island are simply perfect for snorkelling, swimming, and water sports.
There’s a regular bus service that runs on the main roads during the summer months. Skiathos holidays are particularly popular with hikers and bikers who come to explore the lush mountainous island.
Visit the Kounistras Monastery and the Evangilistria Monastery or take a boat excursion to the caves of Galatzia, Haliki, and Skotini. Explore locations on Skiathos and neighbouring Skopelos where ‘Mamma Mia’ was filmed.
Skiathos Town offers plenty of lively nightlife including pulsating bars, discos, and nightclubs. For something more traditional, enjoy a meal and a drink in a local taverna accompanied by bouzouki music and dancing.
Food and drink on Skiathos
You'll find a delightful selection of restaurants on Skiathos from local tavernas to international eateries. Locally caught fish and seafood is a popular choice with the infamous ouzo or locally made wines making a perfect accompaniment to your meal.
Start your meal with a mezze of appetisers including Taramasalata, Tzatziki, and Dolmades and follow with traditional Greek favourites of Moussaka or Calamari with Baklava or Greek yoghurt with honey for dessert.
Weather on Skiathos
Average monthly temperature on Skiathos (°C)
- Jan 12°C
- Feb 12°C
- Mar 14°C
- Apr 17°C
- May 22°C
- Jun 26°C
- Jul 28°C
- Aug 28°C
- Sep 25°C
- Oct 21°C
- Nov 17°C
- Dec 13°C