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Skiathos: Introduction

Skiathos has achieved international fame for its stunning golden sands, stretching almost the full length of this island and surrounded by pine-clad rolling hills and sparkling azure waters. Sun-worshippers will be spoilt for choice with more than 60 award-winning beaches, sailing enthusiasts will love discovering hidden paradises, and culture vultures will be fascinated by traditional Pelio architecture and historical monasteries. The ‘Emerald Island’ was the setting for the popular movie musical ‘Mamma Mia’, and holidays to Skiathos come with guaranteed sunshine and enchanting memories.

Skiathos is the only island of the Sporades with an airport, ensuring that all of its sights are easily accessible to tourists. The city of Skiathos is the only urban part of island, built on the southeastern tip in a calm bay on the site of an ancient settlement. The stunning natural port of Skiathos city is a testament to the island’s close relationship with the sea, and there are many excellent seafood restaurants in the surrounding streets. If you’re looking for a city break in the sun, this cosmopolitan and friendly city is a perfect choice for a cheap holiday to Skiathos.

Culture vultures will enjoy a visit to the Old Harbour, lying in the bay between Akropolis and Bourtzi. An important fishing centre since antiquity, sailing enthusiasts can take advantage of the various excursion boats, whilst admiring some top-class yachts. Join the locals for a stroll along the harbour in the warm evenings, or watch the world go by at one of the welcoming bars and tavernas on the water’s edge.

The most famous beach in Skiathos, and perhaps the finest in the Aegean and even the entire Mediterranean Sea, Koukounaries takes its name from the green pines lining its 2km stretch of golden sand and glittering waters. This peaceful beach is ideal for travellers looking to escape everyday life and soak up the sun in idyllic surroundings. A great option for a cheap package holiday to Skiathos, nature-lovers will also enjoy discovering the birds and wildlife in the neighbouring lush valley, forests and lagoon.

Troulos has long been a popular destination for tourists and offers a scenic landscape of turquoise sea, sand and beautiful olive trees. There’s a wide range of watersports available on the long beach, and the range of accommodation, bars and tavernas will ensure an enjoyable stay. Troulos is perfect for holiday-makers looking for bustling nightlife and lively beachlife, aswell as being in easy access of some of Skiathos’ historical sites. Skiathos is also ideal perfect for a cheap family holiday to Greece, with some of the safest beaches in the world for children to play.

Travellers looking for complete peace and quiet should take the boat to Tsougkria, an idyllic and beautiful uninhabited island. Soak up the sun on the isolated beaches that line the length of Tsougkria’s coast, swim in the crystal clear sea or visit the charming country church of Agios Flores.

Check our Hot Offer holidays section for cheap Skiathos holidays to start looking forward to a sunshine getaway now, or browse our range of Skiathos accommodation and Skiathos cheap flights to tailor your own perfect holiday.

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