Skiathos Town is the largest resort on the pretty Greek island of Skiathos. Just off Greece’s eastern coast, Skiathos is part of the Sporades group of islands. With a reputation as a friendly, cosmopolitan town, Skiathos Town attracts tourists looking for a more sophisticated and laid-back holiday than those on offer in many other Greek resorts. A tempting mix of historic and modern, the town has plenty to satisfy culture-vultures and sun-worshippers alike.
The old part of the town is great for walking, with narrow, cobbled roads winding their way between historic buildings. Here, the streets are lined with traditional Greek cottages and provide a real glimpse into old Skiathos. Although you’ll find cafes and a few tavernas here, most restaurants and bars are located in the modern part of the town. The seafront is the place to be after dark, and things can get fairly lively in high-season. The resort is still family-friendly though, and package holidays deals to Skiathos Town tend to be very reasonable.
Accommodation tends to be in either hotels or self-catering apartments and most properties will have their own pool for guests. Holidays in Skiathos Town are centred around the local beaches and snorkelling fans will love the huge variety of sealife on show in the many rocky coves. For a change from the local coastline, the resort of Koukounaries is easily reached by bus from Skiathos Town and is a must for beach-lovers. Its sandy beach is truly stunning and great for families.
There are plenty of activities on offer to those on package holidays in Skiathos Town. Boat trips are popular excursions with many different itineraries available. While it’s possible to visit various neighbouring islands on day-trips, many boats simply stick to the waters off Skiathos allowing you to have the ultimate lazy day at sea.