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Destination guide

Great Skiathos holiday lettings

Skiathos is a small island in the northwest Aegean Sea and on the western side of the Sporades island group. The main town is also called Skiathos, with smaller villages such as Kalvia and Troullos also on the island. Skiathos is well-known for its numerous beaches and farmland. The island also boasts a vibrant nightlife, especially during the summer. If you want a pleasant island experience along with an array of activities, book your holiday letting in Skiathos.

Weather

Seasonal weather in Skiathos

If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, July, June, August and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 33°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Skiathos

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Skiathos is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bourtzi Beach (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Megali Ammos Beach (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Vassilias Beach (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Achladies Beach (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Xanemos Beach (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Megas Gialos beach (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
Beaches

Top beaches near your Skiathos holiday rental

Skiathos provides plenty of beautiful beaches where you can sunbathe or swim in the clear, blue waters. You can easily reach most beaches from your villa rental. Koukounaries Beach is a very popular summer destination and is a natural reserve with numerous pine trees surrounding the beach to give you much-needed shade, as well as very few restaurants or accommodation nearby. Lalaria Beach offers breathtaking scenery with its high white cliffs in the background and round pebbles that line the shore. You can only reach this beach by boat. Banana Beach actually splits into two beaches, and northern Little Banana Beach appeals to those who want to go au natural or work on an all-over tan. At Kanapitsa Beach, you can enjoy water activities like surfing, riding water scooters or scuba diving, and you can walk the nearby hiking trails for more exercise. You’ll find umbrellas and sundecks to help you beat the heat at Vromolimnos Beach, and you can buy your favourite drink at the nearby beach bars.

How to get there

Transport options to and around Skiathos

Fly into Skiathos (JSI-Skiathos Island National), the closest airport, located 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Transport around your Skiathos holiday home

You’ll find several different means of transport in Skiathos, making it easy to reach destinations from your holiday cottage. The Skiathos International Airport is located on the northeastern end of the island, and Olympic Air serves as the major airline. The main paved road stretches along the southern and eastern coasts, with dirt roads that head north and inland. Coach services run regular routes, with the main route going from the Skiathos town to Koukounaries Beach. If you want to self-drive, you can hire a car or moped. You can take a boat to the other nearby islands or ride a Hellenic Seaways ferry to either Volos or Agios Konstantinos on the mainland.

Food & drink 

Savour delicious cuisines near Skiathos villa rentals

Most cheeses, fruits and vegetables come from local farms and are organic. Greeks put olive oil in most foods, from salads to meats, as they believe in its health benefits. They also add herbs such as oregano and rosemary for extra flavour and aroma to their meals. Locals like to grill their seafood, which originates from the Aegean Sea, and popular meat dishes include paidakia (lamb chops) and hirino brizola (pork chops). A glass of Greek wine, ouzo, can complement your dinner. You will find many fine places to eat throughout the island and close to your holiday rental.

How many holiday rentals are available around Skiathos?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 362 holiday lettings around Skiathos. From 180 villas to 82 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Skiathos?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Skiathos. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Achladies Beach: 625 holiday homes
  • Megali Ammos Beach: 624 holiday homes
  • Port of Skianthos: 646 holiday homes
  • Achladias: 284 holiday homes
  • Platanias Beach: 628 holiday homes

HomeAway.co.uk offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Skiathos! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Skiathos?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Skiathos with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Zagora-Mouresi: 358 holiday lettings
  • South Pelion: 654 holiday lettings
  • Mantoudi-Limni-Agia Anna: 68 holiday lettings
  • Istiea Edipsos: 100 holiday lettings
  • Istiaía: 19 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Skiathos?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Skiathos. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Achladies Beach: 625 holiday rentals
  • Megali Ammos Beach: 624 holiday rentals
  • Port of Skianthos: 646 holiday rentals
  • Platanias Beach: 628 holiday rentals
  • Lalaria Beach: 632 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Skiathos listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.