Skiathos may be small, but it serves up big doses of scenery. This Greek isle is edged by some of the best beaches in the Aegean, and they’re complemented by clear blue waves and an emerald countryside. For the biggest concentration of golden sands, head south, where you’ll find towns like Troulos and Kolios. Here, the bays are laced with seafood restaurants, and beach clubs that would look the part in Marbella.
Whitewashed Skiathos Town is spread over 2 hills on the south-east coast of the island. It’s a see-and-be-seen kind of place. Everyone from Kate Moss to Goldie Hawn has visited in recent years, largely thanks to the town’s designer shopping and nightlife offering. Two huge yacht harbours front the place and, where yachts go, gourmet restaurants, members-only bars and boutiques follow.
If you’re scheduling in some day trips, Skiathos is a great base for exploring the rest of Greece. Neighbouring Skopelos is only an hour’s ferry ride away, and Athens can easily be reached by plane or boat.
Hotels in Skiathos
Attractions in Skiathos
Day Trips in Skiathos