Where to stay around Skiathos?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 286 holiday lettings near Skiathos. From 154 villas to 64 apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Skiathos for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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 travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Koukounaries Beach: 568 holiday homes
  • Megali Ammos Beach: 522 holiday homes
  • Port of Skianthos: 542 holiday homes
  • Platanias Beach: 525 holiday homes
  • Skiathos Castle: 560 holiday homes

HomeAway 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:

  • South Pelion: 527 holiday lettings
  • Koukounaries: 182 holiday lettings
  • Neochori: 224 holiday lettings
  • Afissos: 236 holiday lettings
  • Zagora-Mouresi: 297 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 offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Skiathos. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Koukounaries Beach: 568 holiday rentals
  • Megali Ammos Beach: 522 holiday rentals
  • Port of Skianthos: 542 holiday rentals
  • Platanias Beach: 525 holiday rentals
  • Skiathos Castle: 560 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Skiathos listed on HomeAway 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.

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Make a holiday rental property or villa in Skiathos, Greece your home away from home

Skiathos is an enchanting island in the Aegean Sea off Greece. The scenery is picture-postcard beautiful, with glorious beaches, pine covered hills and charming villas in Skiathos, holidays here provide the perfect combination of activity, peace and beauty. Holidays in Skiathos, Greece never fail to inspire, and if you are looking for a little glamour, the chic restaurants, fashionable boutiques and range of luxury Skiathos property are sure to impress.

Things to do on holiday to Skiathos, Greece

There are more than 60 picture perfect Skiathos beaches to choose from. The finest sands in Greece can be found along the beaches of Skiathos, sandwiched between the turquoise waters of the Aegean and the pine forests of the island. The most famous beach to visit from Skiathos accommodation is the glorious Koukonaries beach, whose golden sands stretch for miles, offering a huge number of water sports, great tavernas and a couple of snack bars. Skiathos’ Banana Beach is known as a naturist beach, although only a short stretch actually is!

There are plenty of water sports to try from a self catering Skiathos villa for rent, with windsurfing, sailing and scuba diving particularly thriving. There are also tennis centres, riding stables and scuba diving centres in Koukounaries and Bourtzi, both of which are easily accessible from any of the apartments or villas in Skiathos.

There is never a shortage of evening entertainment from a holiday villa in Skiathos. Aside from long evenings on the beach or enjoying some of the fine Greek food and wine on the balcony of your Skiathos property, watching the sun set over the stunning landscape of the island, the numerous restaurants, tavernas and bars provide endless hours of fun. There are even open air concerts, theatrical performances and dance evenings in the Bourtzi Open air theatre to enjoy from a Skiathos villa for rent. The Skiathos information centre has details on performances.

Places to visit on holiday to Skiathos, Greece

Whether you are looking for chic cosmopolitan towns of sleepy, traditional villages, both are in abundance on Skiathos holidays. Holidays to Skiathos Town are exactly what you make of them, whether you would prefer to slowly wander the sleepy, cobbled streets of the old town, visiting traditional tavernas looking out over the old fishing boats in the harbour, or frequent stylish boutiques, lively bars and world class restaurants overlooking multi-million pound yachts. Throughout Skiathos Town are marvellous places to eat, drink and stay, with some of the finest apartments in Skiathos town offering beautiful views across the sea.

Weather in Skiathos, Greece

The weather in Skiathos is fine throughout the year. July and August see average monthly temperatures reach over 24°C, and you can expect peak temperatures to reach 30°C during these months, making any Skiathos accommodation with a pool a real luxury.

Travel to Skiathos, Greece

Luckily for those of us trying to reach a Skiathos villa from the UK, there is a small airport on the island. Flights to Skiathos Airport (JSI) arrive direct from the UK, provided by Thomas Cook Airlines and Monarch. The vast majority of flights to Skiathos Airport from the UK actually fly from two airports, Gatwick (LGW) and Manchester (MAN), although you can get flights to Skiathos Airport from a couple of other, smaller British airports.

Attractions in and around Skiathos Island

Looking for places to see while you're in Skiathos Island? Don't miss landmarks such as Skiathos Castle and unique cultural highlights such as Papadiamantis House. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, soak up some sun at Platanias Beach, Achladies Beach and Meghalos Aselinos Beach. Port of Skianthos and Port of Skopelos are just a couple of activities around the area. Also while in town, you can visit Megali Ammos Beach, Elias Beach or Koukounaries Beach.

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.

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)