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Skiathos Hotels and Apartments
Skiathos is a Greek island located in the northwest Aegean Sea. It’s popular for its picture-perfect beaches, with a stretch of sand for everyone whether you’re looking for watersports, a quiet cove or a lively affair filled with beach clubs and bars. The nightlife is the second big draw of the island, with Skiathos Town the main hub of activity. There’s also no denying that Skiathos has good looks on its side. The island has a wild beauty about it, with lush green countryside, turquoise waves and stark cliffs.
Life’s a beach
One of the most popular beaches on Skiathos is Koukounaries, on the west side of the island. This beautiful sandy beach is lined with ample amounts of loungers and parasols and is the perfect spot to relax and soak up the sun. The aptly named Big Banana and Small Banana beaches attract different crowds. The Big Banana is a hit with younger crowds, while the Small Banana is a small but popular naturist beach. Both beaches can be found on the north-western side of the island. In the south, you’ll find Troulos Beach – a sweeping bay with only a sleepy little village beside it, perfect if you want something a bit quieter.
This trendy town is where it’s all happening. The modern clubs and bars provide a lively atmosphere and draw in a young crowd, but you’ll still find touches of traditional Greece in the old quarter, which has some pretty whitewashed churches and little plazas. Skiathos Town has turned out to be a magnet for celebrities and is a place to be seen, with plenty of designer boutiques, members only clubs and gourmet restaurants as well as a chic harbour filled with yachts. While you’re in Skiathos Town, make sure you visit the castle and sample some authentic Greek food from a taverna.
· Currency – EUR
· Time Zone – GMT+2
· Travel Time – Skiathos Island National Airport (JSI) – 3h 30min direct (London)