Holidays to Vasilias take you to the Greek island of Skiathos for relaxed beach days, and evenings out in nearby Skiathos Town. Skiathos is one of the most beautiful and vibrant islands in Greece. Many of the beaches feature watersports centres, and youll see water skis, kayaks and windsurfers gliding over the waves, as well as sunbathers stretching out on the sand. Wander through the sugar-cube streets of Skiathos Town and discover a wealth of designer shops, restaurants, and bars. For fun and relaxation, the town of Skiathos has been used to entertain glamorous holidaymakers since the 1960s. Taverns and restaurants serve delicious traditional dishes. Spend your Greece holidays visiting the stone walls of the 19th-century Evangelistria Monastery or window-shop along Papadiamantis Street but no matter where you go, you wont be expected to do much more than lounge along the coast with a cool cocktail in hand. Youll find the majority of water taxis at the harbour in Skiathos town, running to beaches, such as Kuokounaries, Kanapitsa, Tzaneri and Achladias. We also have travel guides available for destinations, including Koukounaries | Troulos. Another glorious spot for cocktails and music is La Bussola Bar in Koukounaries. Skiathos is one of the greenest islands in Greece, and many of its 60-plus beaches have pine forest backdrops. When it comes tonightlife in Skiathos, most resorts dial down the energy with glasses of wine at local tavernas and traditional Greek music played live. Families will find the island of beaches has plenty of shallow coves to choose from. So pack a phrase book or check out our handy app of simple phrases. Travel Republic Limited is an appointed representative of Rock Insurance Services Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (their registration number is 300317). The strip is a kilometre long and its whole length is well served by water sports providers, umbrellas and food kiosks. All our holiday packages are ATOL protected, Book flight + hotel or flight + car hire together for the best deals, 24-hour support helpline during your trip. Some of the flights on this website are also financially protected by the ATOL scheme, but ATOL protection does not apply to all flights. There's also a tiny tavern in case you get a bit hungry. From stretches of soft, golden sand to pebble-strewn shallow bays, they are perfect for swimming. Taxis are easy to spot, as licensed cabs are silver in colour, with an on/off-duty light on the roof. Holidays to Achladies Bay take you to a picturesque bay-front village with a handful of authentic tavernas along the water. Trek through shady forests with medicinal herbs, babbling brooks and historical sites. Enjoy watersports such as diving and windsurfing. Seize the Holi-Day! This gently curving arc of powder-soft sand, lined with rows of cypress and eucalyptus trees swaying softly in the breeze. Some types also come with potatoes. And while some famously deliver a lively atmosphere, youll find many spaces to relax and recharge in total tranquillity. Pay Monthly Plans & Low Deposits from 35pp. Look out for other varieties of the product, including ones with spinach and wild vegetables added to the filling. The island's national park, Dasi nisou Skiathou Magnisias, is a few kilometres from Troulos and has a number of excellent hiking trails. For cooler temperatures, but with plenty of sun, book your holidays to Skiathos in the spring. To venture even further into Skiathos' lush countryside, choose Troulos. Enter by off-road vehicle, or with a walk from the bus stop through pine forest. Mandraki, Elias and Angistros are three beautiful bays on the north coast, accessed by dirt track. Wherever you choose to stay on Skiathos, youll never be far from its many small towns, so after-hours playtime can always be on the agenda. To make them, blanched nuts are ground into a flour-like consistency, and then combined with sugar and orange blossom water to make a biscuit that looks a lot like a macaroon. Livelier Skiathos Town is just 20 minutes away. This is as out of the way as it gets, and none the worse for it. Stunning landscapes, secluded beaches, and charming towns: theyre all part and parcel of the dreamy experience you can expect. Its surroundings make it one of the most atmospheric destinations, with an incredible sunset, this is a truly idyllic place to spend a holiday to Skiathos. Largely driven by its youthful population, the island is all beaches and boogies, with clubs and coasts leading the way for visitors on Skiathos holidays. Said to be the saint protector of the island is this impressive 17th Century monastery, surrounded by pine forest. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Transfer time to Troulos is 35 minutes. If you prefer life's simple pleasures, holidays to Aghia Paraskevi are a safe bet. When you book a holiday which includes a flight with Thomas Cook you are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. This delicious deep fried Greek cheese is best served with salads, or as a snack on the beach. You can spend a day sightseeing in the sleepy villages of Troulos, wander through the cobbled streets of Skiathos Town or hike the walking trails at Koukounaries forest. Set in a natural environment, Koukounaries has a 1km long beach with an inland lagoon nestled behind it. I have to give this hotel a 10* rating..the hotel is beautiful set in a great location the accommodation and communal areas were spotlessly clean the little touches of water by the pool welcome drinks and clean beach towels and beach bag everyday was really lovley. Carnival:If youve booked your holiday for February, you might be lucky enough to catch the Carnival. One of our favourite places to visit in Skiathos is sleepy Achladies Bay. Take a wander, and youll stumble upon dinky stores selling traditional souvenirs like pottery, embroidered linen and jars of honey. As well as scenic trails and cultural hotspots, you're only a 19-minute drive to Skiathos Town, with its swanky cocktails bars and quirky boutiques. Gorgeous scenery makes this village a popular destination. You can also grab a bite at one of the wooden beach bars and tavernas. Holidays to Skiathos Town treat you to lazy days on sandy beaches while old-town streets, tasty Greek eats and inland monasteries turn on the traditional charm. All the flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. Vromolimnos is a haven of peace and tranquillity. Skiathos is also an ideal destination for families, with its laid-back atmosphere and calm shores. The golden strip is the star of this resort, but there are plenty of other benefits to a Greek island holiday here too. See Travel Aware page - for travel advice from TUI. By car:There are plenty of car-hire offices in the town, giving you the opportunity to see the destination at your own pace. Built on the mountainside is this imposing monastery, famous for its role in the revolution in the 1820s. The cosmopolitan town houses many bars and restaurants to enjoy, or step back in time with one of the islands many historic sites. The capital of the island, Skopelos Town offers a fine balance between ultimate relaxation and partying the night away in chilled-out bars during the evenings. You'll also have the chance to hop on a boat and be on your way across that sensational blue sea as you plan an adventure of sun and laid-back exploration. Skiathos is a little island with a lot of personality, blanketed with pine woodlands and an incredible assortment of sandy beaches. British citizens do not need a visa to visit Greece as a tourist. The coast runs between fragrant pine trees and the Aegean Sea's shallow shore, a golden arc of spotless white sand. For a brilliant day out, hop aboard one of the themed Skiathos Sailing Trips from the Old Port to explore neighbouring Skopelos. Visa / Health: Before you travel, check the latest advice from The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. If youre looking to make the most of the glorious Mediterranean sunshine, book your Skiathos holidays between June and August, when the temperatures are at their highest. **Our low deposits starting from 15 are unavailable on non-refundable rooms, due to the exceptional value of these rooms. Nature lovers:From scuba dives to nature reserves and some of the most spectacular scenery in Greece, nature lovers will find plenty to see and do. If the price of your summer holiday drops before you go, well refund you the difference*. See gov.uk/travelaware and follow @FCDOtravelGovUK on Twitter and Facebook.com/FCDOtravel - for the latest general FCDO travel advice, including coronavirus travel guidance, security and local laws, and passport and visa information. It also gets sun later in the day, so it's the ideal spot for sunsets. Head to this atmospheric bar for great cocktails, live music, and northern soul themed nights. The he beach is not only popular for the crystalline waters but also for its watersport centres. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. The best ones line up along the beach, and the menus major in fresh seafood. For bargain-hunting, turn down the narrow roads off Papadiamantis Street. The coastline is dotted Visit Greeces third biggest island (after Crete and Evia) for your next getaway to Lesbos. A regular bus serves many of the beaches along the east coast and Troulos is one of them. Framed by acres of pine forest, Koukounaries is a resort on the western coast of Skiathos. And all of our holidays are designed to help you Discover Your Smile. Sheltered by a mass of rocky hills, Big Banana Beach takes its name from its crescent shape. If you fancy a change from the beach, there are a few hotels behind the sands with sea-facing swimming pools, and some will let you drop by for a swim if you buy something from the pool bar. There are taxi ranks at the harbours on the waterfront, but its a good idea to check the price before you hop in. If you were to become ill or have an accident on holiday, travel insurance will assist towards the cost of things like treatment or even returning to the UK. This beach is popular and rightly so. Its not actually a pie instead, its more like a deep-fried spiral of dough, which is stuffed with soft and crumbly goats cheese. Troulos is a sandy bay complete with a dome-shaped island, making its sea view an especially pretty one.