Densely wooded Skiathos
One of only four inhabited islands in the Northern Sporades group, is a fragrant place to come for a holiday. Chances are, however you’ll be more interested in the island’s 70 beaches, including at least one of the nudist variety...
|Time zone:||GMT +2 hours (GMT +3 hours in summer)|
|Flight Time:||4 hours 30|
|Holiday type:||Beach, Summer sun|
|Weather:||Average maximum temperature: 16.1°C
Take a 16km trip out of the main town and you’ll find Koukounaries, one of the finest stretches of sandy beach on the island, which, at 1.5km long, has enough space for everyone.
Must eat at:
Dress in your best whites and head for the all-white, minimalist and downright trendy PR.Ammos beach restaurant, in the grounds of the chic Skiathos Princess Hotel.
Must be there for:
Between the old port and the ferry harbour you’ll find Bourtzi, a narrow strip of land with what passes for the island’s cultural centre. The local council organise a whole series of events and performances here over the summer.
- If Koukounaries isn’t your scene, try the beaches at Laria, Aselinos and Kanapitsa, all of which are worth a try.
- A trip to the ruins at Kastro will give you an insight into the island’s Medieval past.
British citizens do not need a visa to visit Greece.
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