Holidays to Skiathos
Holidays to Skiathos
Why Choose to Holiday in Skiathos
Nevertheless, if you’re looking for a bit more adventure and culture from your holiday to Skiathos then don’t worry! The Greek’s are renowned for the importance they place on their culture and history, and the people of Skiathos are no different. The island is punctuated with a plethora of ancient landmarks, monasteries and churches which are available for you to visit.
Of course, for many people travelling to Greece, or one of its many beautiful islands, the cuisine can be one of the greatest appeals. Whether you’re after traditional Meze, Kofta or Kebab, you’ll be sure to find the taste of Greece on your holiday to Skiathos.
Beach Holidays in Skiathos
The vast majority of beaches located to the south of the island are golden sanded with clear water and gorgeous pine forested backdrops, the most popular of these is the Koukounaries Beach. These southern beaches are often easy to access, well connected by the islands well-organised transport system and provide essential beach amenities such as loungers, toilets and restaurants.
In regards to the northern beaches of Skiathos, they are by no means any less beautiful than the southern beaches – they are just often slightly more remote and harder to reach. With that being said, if you do decide to discover these beaches you will be rewarded as they are often less crowded, boast deep azure blue waters, stunning rock formation and warm pale coloured sand.
Activities in Skiathos
Skiathos Town itself is the main town on the island and is relatively geared towards the island’s tourist population. You’ll find plenty of traditional tavernas, restaurants and bars in Skiathos Town, catering to a broad range of tastes, budgets and cravings.
Furthermore, if you’re looking to explore the Sporades island group, a ferry service runs regular boat trips out to the other islands. There are also a number of agencies that organise guided tours of some of the island’s more significant neighbours such as Alonnisos, Skopeleo, and Skyros.
Food, Drink & Nightlife in Skiathos
There are also a number of great tasting traditional Skiathos dishes you must try whilst visiting the island! One of which is Hortopia, a savoury pie that contains a blend of spinach, herbs and feta cheese - it goes down a treat with a glass of red wine. Another island favourite is Amygdalota, which is best described as being similar to a sweet macaroon type biscuit – perfect with a mid-afternoon coffee.
However, many people choosing to holiday in Skiathos may also be in search of its exciting nightlife! The island offers a broad range of nightlife experiences from clubs, pubs and bars in central Skiathos Town, to more quiet and relaxing affairs such as live music events and evening shows put on at larger hotels.
Useful Information for Holidays to Skiathos
The primary currency used in Skiathos is the Euro. As exchange rates fluctuate regularly, Sunshine.co.uk recommends beginning to look at exchanging your Sterling to Euro approximately a month before you’re set to travel. Doing so will give you ample time to scout around and find the best exchange rates available.
Skiathos’ primary language is Greek however, due to the island’s economic ties being heavily related to tourism, you’ll find the vast majority of the locals speak a good amount of English. With that being said, it’s always polite to have a few basic words in your vocabulary.
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