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Beach holidays: There are two fantastic beaches less than 10 minutes away from the centre of Skiathos Town, which is pretty impressive when you consider it’s the capital of Skiathos! The beaches on Skiathos holidays benefit from amazingly clear waters and very fine golden sand, and Koukounaries Beach is even described as one of the best beaches in the Mediterranean.

Scenic holidays: Skiathos is an island of great beauty, and Skiathos Town is the perfect base to explore the attractiveness of Skiathos. Whether you’re visiting medieval ruins overlooking dramatic mountaintops or wandering long walking trails into pine-strewn forests, you’ll certain to see lots of picture perfect scenery.

Attractions on Skiathos Town holidays


Kastro: This old medieval village makes a fascinating visit during your holidays in Skiathos Town. Kastro stood from the 12th century right up until 1830, and perhaps the most interesting thing about the town is its location. It’s perched high on a hill, with drastic rock faces encircling all sides. This made the town extremely safe from invasion, and it’s actually only connected to the mainland by a narrow strip of land. Today, many of the houses are in semi-ruin, but one church still remains from this bygone era.

Papadiamantis House Museum of Skiathos: The famous Greek writer Alexandros Papadiamantis was born in Skiathos, and he wrote over 100 novels largely focused on the island. As a tribute to his legacy, his house has been transformed into an interesting little museum with all sorts of information and exhibits about his way of life.

Activities on Skiathos Town holidays


The Walks of Skiathos Island: Vasilis Koralis is the author of ‘The Walks of Skiathos Island’ an informative and absorbing guide about the best trails and walks you can enjoy on your Skiathos Town holidays. Even better, you can actually meet the man himself (at the information centre twice a week) to ask all about the best places to visit.

Skiathos Diving Centre: With incredibly clear water and abundant marine life, Skiathos is a wonderful place for diving on your holidays. Luckily, there’s a well-equipped Diving Centre in Skiathos Town with facilities for beginners and experts alike.

Beaches on Skiathos Town holidays


Megali Ammos Beach: Around 10 minutes outside of Skiathos Town, this pleasant 2km long beach is your best bet for sunbathing whilst having holidays in Skiathos. There’s a refreshing breeze across the beach which ensures that you’re kept cool here even during hot summer days.

Vassilia Beach: Following on from Megali Ammos, Vassilia Beach enjoys the same cooling breeze and wonderful green scenery as its connecting beach. The golden sand lined with densely packed verdant foliage makes Vassilia just as attractive a place to sunbathe.

Koukounaries Beach: Around 10km away from Skiathos Town, but it’s well worth travelling the distance. Koukounaries Beach is the most popular stretch of coastline on the island, and with good reason. The back of the beach is bordered by densely packed pine and fig trees, and is a favoured nesting ground for migrating birds. The fine golden sand gently curves around the bay, whilst the water is exceptionally clear.

Restaurants on Skiathos Town holidays


Lhynari: This authentic Greek restaurant has a lively, welcoming atmosphere. Beautifully decorated and with a leafy outdoor terrace, Lhynari is certainly a wonderful place to experience all the exciting flavours of Greek cuisine during your holidays in Skiathos Town.

The Windmill Restaurant: For a delicious meal in a truly special setting, you really must visit the Windmill Restaurant. As the name suggests, the restaurant is set in an old whitewashed windmill, with fabulous views across the seas and neighbouring islands. The international cuisine is artfully presented on the plate, with choices such as steak with béarnaise sauce, rosemary lamb and salt ‘n’ pepper squid.

Palouki Steak & Grill House: If you just fancy some good grub that won’t cost the earth, you’ll find Palouki perfect. There’s a wide variety of food offered here, from classic spaghetti Bolognese to grilled steak and barbecued prawns. All tasty dishes simply served with minimum fuss! Portions are large too, meaning you get great value for money.

Nightlife on Skiathos Town holidays


Portside drinking: Many of the best bars and clubs in Skiathos are found around the harbour area in Skiathos Town. And whilst Skiathos island as a whole is considered pretty quiet, it’s fair to say that Skiathos Town has a decent number of lively nightspots. Top of your list for establishments to visit should be Blue Chips Club, Admiral Benbow Club, Spartacus, Kirki, Kentavros Bar, Remezzo and Rock ‘n’ Roll Bar.

Shopping on Skiathos Town holidays


Town centre shopping: Being the capital of Skiathos, you’ll find Skiathos Town has a far greater choice of shops compared to other resorts in the area. So if you’re looking for some souvenirs, you should find something unique and exquisite right within the heart of town. Favoured art and craft shops include Archipelago, Gallery Varsakis and Gallery Seraina. Here you should be able to pick up some lovingly created glassware, ceramics and figurines.

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