The beaches are the main focus of holidays on Skiathos - and it's easy to see why, when there are more than 60 to choose from - from quiet, secluded coves to larger stretches of sand! 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. Keen shoppers will find 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?
With over 60 beaches on offer, youll be spoilt for choice on which one to choose on your Skiathos holiday. The crystal clear waters surrounding the island are just perfect for snorkelling. Visit the Kounistras Monastery, the Evangilistria Monastery or take a boat excursion to the caves of Galatzia, Haliki and Skotini. Explore the neighbouring island of Skopelos where the Mama Mia was filmed. There is a regular bus service that runs up and down the main roads during the summer months. Scooters are also available for hire. The island is particularly popular with hikers and bikers who come to explore the lush mountainous island.
The nightlife of Skiathos is chic and sophisticated, especially during peak season when the town are in full swing with locals and visitors alike. Skiathos Town offers plenty of lively nightlife including pulsating bars, discos and nightclubs. Or if you prefer something more traditional, enjoy a meal and a drink in a local taverna accompanied by bouzouki music and dancing. Catch a show in the summer theatre at Bourtzi.
Youll find a good selection of restaurants on Skiathos from local tavernas to international eateries. Locally caught fish and seafood is a popular choice. Start your meal with a mezze of appetisers including taramosalata, tzatziki and dolmades and follow with traditional Greek favourites of mousakka or calamari with baklava or Greek yoghurt with honey for dessert. The infamous ouzo or locally made wines make a perfect accompaniment to your meal.