If Skiathos, the Queen of the Sporades, is the island you have chosen for your next vacation, you may have some doubts about the best location for your stay.
The real urban center of the island is represented by its capital of the same name, the rest of the urban settlements are small villages mainly concentrated on the south coast. Choose to sleep in Skiathos in one of these small settlements if you are looking for tranquility and relaxation.
One of the advantages of choosing not to stay overnight in the city is to be closer to one of the many superb beaches for which the island is known. It must be said that tourist facilities are still present, but to a lesser extent than in Skiathos Town. Whatever place you choose for your trip, do not miss the many typical places where you can try the tasty Greek cuisine.
The largest urban settlement on the island is represented by Skiathos Town; the capital is a modern village with excellent tourist services. The port of the town is the main arrival point for the various ferries coming from the other Greek islands and from mainland Greece.
The town is very picturesque, and by choosing to sleep here you will have the opportunity to be at the center of the tourist life of the island. Accommodation opportunities are many and varied, from apartments to hotels.
Choose Skiathos Town also if you are looking for nightlife and cultural activities: you can choose to alternate days of sea to days of excursions exploring the peninsula of Boùrtzi or the Kàstro, an ancient fortress of the fourteenth century. From Skiathos Town is then easy to reach the most famous beaches of the island, renting a car or relying on buses that connect it with the areas of greatest interest.
Central location, the hotel is family run. Wi-fi available throughout and free airport transfer. Some hotel rooms also include a kitchenette, with utensils available. Quiet location, in the hilly part of town.
Better known as Golden Beach, Koukounaries is located in the southwest part of the island. The beach has the particularity of being surrounded by a pine forest, whose needles come to “touch” the water, offering a natural and unspoiled landscape. Behind the pine forest there is also the famous marshy area of Strofilia.
Among the various accommodation options you can also choose a campsite, which can be an economical option that suits younger tourists. The area offers various nightlife entertainment, as it is crowded with clubs and bars.
Not far from here, there are two beaches that attract different tourists. Banana, or Krassa Bay, is a beautiful beach that attracts thousands of young people thanks to the possibility of having fun during the day doing various water sports and at night participating in one of the many organized parties. Banana also has a twin beach, called “little Banana”, which is instead the ideal place if you want to avoid the crowd and you are looking for peace and quiet.
Not far from Koukounaries, you can reach the beach and resort of Megali Ammos, famous for its crystal-clear waters and small restaurants by the sea. The resort is close to Skiathos Town and can be the ideal place for those interested in traveling to the town and having the best services available.
Hotels and accommodations in general are almost all located along the beach, which is an added comfort for tourists, who can go to the sea easily on foot. This resort is frequented by foreign tourists as well as by Greeks themselves, who appreciate it for the sea life and relaxation it offers.
400 meters from the beach of Megali Ammos, Fengeros offers independent units. There is a swimming pool with a bar on site, offering simple dishes. The apartments are of various sizes, so as to be a good option for both couples and families with children.
Located in a hilly area, surrounded by pine and olive trees, this accommodation is reserved for adults only. Restaurants, stores and cafes are within 200 meters of the property. The owners organize art lessons for their guests.
If for your vacation in Skiathos you are looking for a location that knows how to surprise you, this is the ideal place. Just a few kilometers away from Skiathos Town, the beach and the eponymous village of Agia Paraskevi offer a number of good accommodations and a viable option for activities and entertainment.
It can be a different option for those who are looking for comfort, without having to get lost among the crowds of the capital of the island, and for those who are looking for excellent cuisine, prepared in the many taverns by the sea.
If you come here in July, especially on the 26th, do not miss the typical and traditional celebrations for the local patron saint, protector of the city. The locals with their sunny disposition will make you feel part of their celebration!
This hotel enjoys a great location near Platanias Beach. The hotel has the peculiarity of being built following the structure of an amphitheater, with a central pool. Excellent facility if you are looking for maximum comfort.
Family-run, offers independent rooms with kitchenette and refrigerator. All rooms have wi-fi internet access. A private balcony is ideal for your breakfast every morning.