Skiathos

INTRODUCTION
Skiathos has become quite popular in the past few years after the publicity it got from the filming of the movie version of Mamma Mia.  However even before that, Skiathos was known as one of the most beautiful islands in Greece because of its endless selection of beaches and its lush pine forests which cover a majority of the island.  Indeed there are more than 60 beaches on the island and they are all spectacular.  Strangely enough the island has only one town but you will find that it leave you more than satisfied.  The harbor is also the favorite destination for many yachts cruising the area and you will see them docked there at night.
 
ACCOMMODATION
There are two options that we recommend to our clients, either the larger resort styled hotel which while outdated has excellent service and location, or the smaller boutique option which overall scores higher marks.  The first is more suitable for families while the second for couples and friends.  In addition, Domus Philosophy has some great options for luxury villas ideal for larger groups looking to stay at least one week on the island.
 
DINING  & NIGHTLIFE
You will need a good meal before heading out to Skiathos’ bustling nightlife.  Luckily there are many options to hold you over during your stay on the island.  There a fabulous seafood restaurants matching any in the Mediterranean and providing impeccable service.  While they might seem a bit pricey they are well worth it when you think you ordering fish that was caught earlier that day.  But even if you are not a seafood lover there are several choices for local quality tavernas offering the spectrum of Greek cuisine.  Then head to the Old Harbor where you will find a cluster of bars and nightclubs for all tastes.  Don’t worry we’ll make sure you go to the right one.
 
OTHER ACTIVITIES

  •  There are 25 trekking routes to choose from which are ideal for nature lovers and explorers.
  • Water sports at Koukounaries, the island’s most popular beach and justly so.
  • Swimming at the impressive Lalaria and its unique rock formations
  • Charter a boat.  The options of where to go are endless.  You can cruise around the island and explore its many beaches and natural beauties or even head close to the coast toward Pelion.  Otherwise head to National Marine Park of Alonissos where you might have the opportunity to swim with seals or the more off beat but just as beautiful Skopelos with less tourists and more culture.

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