Find a perfect sunshine villa break in Skiathos
A Skiathos holiday is one you won’t forget in a hurry. An island brimming with white sand beaches, pine forests and sea caves, it’s an excellent destination in Greece for those seeking adventure on their travels. Wander the narrow streets of Skiathos town, and immerse yourself in its traditional Greek Island charm. You could spend your evenings sipping cocktails in one of the beach bars that fringe the calm, Aegean Sea. Whatever you’re craving from your next getaway, you’ll find it on the island of Skiathos.
Discover our luxury holiday villas in Skiathos. Whether you choose to stay on the east coast or south coast, find privacy away from the old town or stay just a short stroll from the hustle and bustle of the island’s restaurants. Under the Pine Tree is one of the top-rated in Skiathos. And unlike package holidays, you’ll have complete freedom to explore the island how and when you want to. And with us, you’ll always get our best price guarantee.
Because the island is just 12 by 6 kilometres, golden sands are always within reach. In fact, the coast of Skiathos is bursting with 60 beaches. Some of our favourites are Lalaria Beach, Banana Beach and Agia Paraskevi for their crystal-clear waters. Megali Ammos and Agia Eleni are quieter beaches, where you’ll be able to find a nice quiet spot to soak up the sun with a good book. And if you’re more into history, the Evangelistria Monastery is a must-see.
Villa holidays provide the perfect combination of affordability and comfort. Villa holidays are often much cheaper than staying in hotels, allowing you to enjoy the flexibility of self-catering accommodation without spending a fortune. You can choose from a wide selection of villas, all of which offer spacious living areas and fully-equipped kitchens. You'll have the perfect space to relax and unwind without relying on the extra charges and amenities of a hotel.
A villa and a hotel are both popular vacation lodging choices, but there are some key differences that set them apart. Villas offer more in the way of privacy and seclusion, with spacious rooms, dedicated outdoor areas, and larger kitchens allowing for relaxed in-home meals and entertainment. Moreover, villas are often located in residential areas, with access to the local community and amenities. In contrast, hotels offer a more traditional and convenient lodging experience.
The best time to visit Skiathos is during the summer months of June to August when the weather is warm with clear skies and plenty of sunshine.
Some of the top areas to stay in on holiday in Skiathos are Troulos, Koukounaries and Achladies. Troulos offers a stunning beach, plus plenty of beach bars and restaurants. Koukounaries has a crystal clear sea and is often rated as one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, plus a national park.
To get to Skiathos from the UK, you would first need to book a flight to the nearest airport, which is Thessaloniki Airport in Greece. From there you can either take a ferry or a private transfer to Skiathos. Flight times to Thessaloniki vary, but the shortest journey is typically around three and a half hours. Ferry services run throughout the year, although they are often limited in the winter months. Private transfers can be pre-booked.
The currency in Skiathos is the Euro (EUR).
The time difference between the UK and Skiathos is two hours ahead.
The primary language spoken in Skiathos is Greek.
Skiathos is a beautiful Greek island with plenty of things to see and do. There are good beaches, stunning scenery, and quaint fishing villages to explore. Those looking to relax can bask in the sun on one of the unspoiled sandy beaches or take a dip in the crystal clear waters. Activities include water sports, biking, and trekking for the adventurous and boat excursions, horseback riding, and Grecian spa treatments for the more laid-back traveller.
Skiathos offers a wide range of gastronomic delights, from traditional Greek cuisine to international fine dining. There are plenty of bars and tavernas serving up local delicacies such as the famous Greek yoghurt and olive oil, as well as seafood options and freshly made pizza. To wash it all down, you can choose from a selection of beers and ouzo, or one of the local island wines.
Skiathos is renowned for its beautiful beaches, with crystal clear waters and fine white sand. Along the coastline, it has more than 60 stunning beaches with something for everyone, from lively taverna-lined beaches to secluded coves, making it the perfect destination for a Greek island beach holiday.
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