• Skiathos Holidays
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    It may be the smallest of the Sporades Islands but Skiathos (approximately 12km by 6km) with its sheltered south coast and naturally scenic north coast is the most famous, notably for its delightfully pretty beaches of which there are more than sixty. Koukounaries beach in the southwest, at the end of the main coast road from Skiathos Town, is the most attractive; it is named after the surrounding pine trees and boasts golden sands and clear Aegean waters along a shoreline more than a kilometre long.

    As with many Greek island beaches, there are tavernas and bars plus sun umbrellas and watersports aplenty. In addition to the stunning coastline, Skiathos enjoys some interesting history principally as a resting place for travellers including those battling against Troy, and Jason and his Argonauts. Skiathos Town, the capital, is built on two hills and the iconic Bourtzi fortress, originally a Venetian Citadel, sits on a tiny peninsula between two harbours.

    The town’s narrow streets are lined with whitewashed houses and crammed with geranium and bougainvillea. From the town, transport by bus is frequent and easy along the south coast, by boat there are unmissable day and sunset trips and, by ferry, thrice-daily 90 minute transfers to Skopelos.

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It may be the smallest of the Sporades Islands but Skiathos (approximately 12km by 6km) with its sheltered south coast and naturally scenic north coast is the most famous, notably for its delightfully pretty beaches of which there are more than sixty. Koukounaries beach in the southwest, at the end of the main coast road from Skiathos Town, is the most attractive; it is named after the surrounding pine trees and boasts golden sands and clear Aegean waters along a shoreline more than a kilometre long.

As with many Greek island beaches, there are tavernas and bars plus sun umbrellas and watersports aplenty. In addition to the stunning coastline, Skiathos enjoys some interesting history principally as a resting place for travellers including those battling against Troy, and Jason and his Argonauts. Skiathos Town, the capital, is built on two hills and the iconic Bourtzi fortress, originally a Venetian Citadel, sits on a tiny peninsula between two harbours.

The town’s narrow streets are lined with whitewashed houses and crammed with geranium and bougainvillea. From the town, transport by bus is frequent and easy along the south coast, by boat there are unmissable day and sunset trips and, by ferry, thrice-daily 90 minute transfers to Skopelos.

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Skiathos Princess Hotel

5 Star

Skiathos Princess appeals to both couples and families with its array of facilities and the beautiful, sandy, blue flag beach just footsteps away.

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Bourtzi Boutique Hotel

The stylish and contemporary Bourtzi Boutique Hotel is ideally located for exploring the town and the surrounding area, as well as the neighbouring islands of Skopelos and Alonissos.

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Aegean Suites

5 Star

Aegean Suites Hotel is an all suite property exclusively for adults offering delectable dining and a tranquil ambiance.

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Skiathos Palace

The well established Skiathos Palace Hotel offers a good standard of accommodation and services in superb surroundings.

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Featured hotels

Skiathos Princess Hotel

5 Star

Skiathos Princess appeals to both couples and families with its array of facilities and the beautiful, sandy, blue flag beach just footsteps away.

Bourtzi Boutique Hotel

The stylish and contemporary Bourtzi Boutique Hotel is ideally located for exploring the town and the surrounding area, as well as the neighbouring islands of Skopelos and Alonissos.

Aegean Suites

5 Star

Aegean Suites Hotel is an all suite property exclusively for adults offering delectable dining and a tranquil ambiance.

Skiathos Palace

The well established Skiathos Palace Hotel offers a good standard of accommodation and services in superb surroundings.

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