The Greek island of Skiathos has been one of the most popular holiday destinations since the 1960s and with an abundance of wonderful attractions it is not difficult to see why. More than sixty beaches grace the shores of the island offering up fine white sands, hidden coves and magnificent sweeping bays that will take your breath away. Skiathos holidays aren’t just about relaxation and sunbathing, there is a variety of exciting water sports available on the beaches of Skiathos; from water skiing, parasailing, wind surfing and diving; the fun filled possibilities are endless. Koukounaries Beach is described as the best beach on the island, with pure white sands and a luxurious surrounding of aromatic pines; or water sport enthusiasts should try out the adrenalin buzz of activities on Achiladies Beach. Skiathos holidays are perfect for those looking for an idyllic beach holiday where they can get involved in as much or as little activity as they like.
Away from the beaches low rolling hills are cloaked with sweet smelling pine forests, fruit orchards and intrinsically Greek olive groves that provide simply spectacular scenery throughout the island. Spread across the opulent landscape, Skiathos resorts comprise of sleepy villages and fishing towns as well as the cosmopolitan chic of resorts like Skiathos Town. Holidays to Skiathos are a hit with families, couples, and young and old alike with a versatile choice of destinations. Resorts along the south coast are great for children with quiet, sandy beaches and the calm shallow waters of the Aegean perfect for family holidays to Skiathos. For those looking for a more vibrant atmosphere Skiathos Town is filled with upmarket restaurants, nightclubs and bars to help you party the night away. With a range of things to do such as walks in the countryside, visits to ancient churches and monasteries and various boating excursions Skiathos holidays offer something to keep everyone entertained. Book your 2017 and 2018 holiday with us today!
The wonderful beaches are the main attraction of Skiathos holidays however there are plenty of things to see and do that don’t involve relaxing on the beach soaking up the sun or enjoying water sports in the crystal waters. Many people enjoy hiking or mountain biking around the interior of the island, taking in the fantastic hillside views, the historic ruins and stunning scenery that Skiathos has to offer.
Skiathos holidays can also be intriguing for those interested in history, the Monastery of Evangelistria is a popular attraction with stunning architecture and it contains a small museum displaying some artefacts from its history. Another popular attraction is the medieval capital of Skiathos: Kastro, more easily accessible by boat trip than road the old church and houses are a must see. There are also historic 13th century ruins in Skiathos Town which draw many visitors.
A popular excursion on Skiathos holidays is a boat trip around the island to admire the magnificent scenery the island has to offer. Other popular boat trips include visits to the neighbouring islands like Alonissos or Skopelos.
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