Spectacular picture postcard views
Skiathos holidays are all about pure relaxation, enjoying the spectacular picture postcard views and amazing beaches along its coastline, despite it being the largest of its cluster of islands.
This charming island is the busiest of the four Sporades Islands in the Aegean Sea and boasts some of the best beaches throughout Greece, perfect for taking last minute holidays to Greece and suitable for holidaymakers looking for relaxation in traditional surroundings.
Skiathos itself is an island full of greenery mainly covered by pine forests, even the backdrop of the stunning golden sandy beaches is awash with the greenery making it one of the prettiest islands in Greece and a perfect photo opportunity. The island is said to have over sixty beaches along its coastline many of which are secluded coves perfect for exploring. The seas are crystal clear, warm and calm making late deals to Skiathos particularly appealing for families looking for a relaxing break away from it all.
Quick Skiathos Tips
The currency needed for Skiathos holidays is the Euro
UK passport holders do not require a visa to visit Skiathos
The time difference between the UK and Skiathos is GMT + 2
Flying time from the UK to Skiathos is approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes
As with all holidays in Greece try some of the fresh local fish or a typical Greek Mezze
Golden soft sands
The capital of this stunning island is Skiathos Town, a popular break for rich Athenians, which has numerous chic designer shops, yachts moored along the harbour front and a buzzing atmosphere. Skiathos Town looks more Italian than Greek and has a very cosmopolitan feel to it with many pavement cafes and tavernas overlooking the harbour. This town has a mixture of nightlife to pass away your evenings from bars and nightclubs to traditional Greek dancing and is the busiest place on the island. As well as the trendy modern side of the capital there's an old historic side with an interesting traditional centre and narrow cobbled side streets dotted with quaint cottages, a lovely romantic place to take a stroll and relax on this perfect island.
Koukounaries also provides a popular base for Skiathos holidays, where you will find a spectacular beach resort perfect for soaking up those rays and developing a tan as golden as the soft sands. The resort has a selection of water sports, restaurants, beach bars and tavernas to while away your days and look in wonder at the amazing pine clad surroundings. Troulos Bay is the perfect destination if tranquillity is your cup of tea, the little village is as local as it is touristic and the hub of the local farming community. Day times are spent lazing alongside the perfect shores and evenings are renowned for leisurely strolls or chatting with locals in the small tavernas and apartment terraces.
Skiathos is the perfect choice for relaxing summer holidays for the whole family. Book late deals to Skiathos at Latedeals.co.uk today
Top Places To Visit
The islands capital, traditional yet cosmopolitan, where true Greece lives alongside designer chic. Stroll around the harbour, soak up the atmosphere and stop at a pavement cafe for a refreshing cool beer.
Sail over to the neighbouring island of Skopelos where the famous Mamma Mia was set in 2007. Follow in the footsteps of Pierce Brosnan and Meryl Streep, or simply relax on the soft golden sands.
From beginners to advanced, explore the hidden wrecks and colourful sea life in the warm waters off the coast of Skiathos. Beginners are most welcome and can have lessons before plunging to the depths of the sea bed.