Super time in Skiathos!

Sue Kirkham on 18 July 2014
Skiathos is a beach lover’s dream - with over 60 beaches to choose from you will be spoilt for choice! It is a beautiful island, only 12 miles long, very green, clad with pine trees. With just a short flight of approximately 3.5 hours and speedy transfers this is a perfect getaway for a week or two.

Skiathos is easy to navigate, there being only one main road from top to bottom. For non-drivers the buses are an easy way to get around. Alternatively car and scooter hire are available and will give you access to secluded tavernas and beaches which are off the beaten track.

We visited Skiathos Town several times as it boasts a pretty harbour full of dream yachts, a perfect place to enjoy a cocktail or two and maybe even spot a celebrity! Here you will find the pleasure boats which take visitors on excursions, one of the most popular ones being the Mamma Mia trip as the island was used in the making of the film which featured Abbas hits. We took this full day trip and enjoyed visiting the beautiful church on the hill from the movie as well as the neighbouring island of Skopelos and its picturesque harbour.

After days lazing on the gorgeous beaches, we enjoyed exploring the charming cobbled alleyways of Skiathos Town and discovering its wonderful tavernas for a spot of al fresco dining. A nice way to while away a couple of hours is in the designer boutiques and local craft shops with jewellery and local pottery being popular.

We decided to spend our last evening at the open air cinema in town which screens the musical Mamma Mia....a fun night was had under the stars, singing along to our favourites and spotting locations we had enjoyed visiting during our week.

I discovered that many visitors return again and again to this island and I can see why. If you are thinking of Greece, why not try Skiathos? You won’t be disappointed.