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Holiday rentals in Skiathos

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Pension ververi 3 with sea view

Ververis pension is situated right in the middle of the picturesque port of Skiathos. Your stay will be really pleasant and relaxing as the small boats which take you to the magnificent beaches of the island are located within walking distance from our pension. In addition, it is really close to the bus stop and the central main road, where you can shop around in the market place.Moreover, it has a stunning view of the sea, the monumental Bourtzi and the bustling port.

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  1. Entire home
  2. Skiathos
Araucaria House

The Araucaria House ideally situated on a hill above Skiathos town with an amazing sea view. A new building about 55sq meters on one level with an amazing balcony combines modern shades of colour with wooden constructions.

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  1. Private room
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Pension ververi 2 with sea view

Ververis pension is situated right in the middle of the picturesque port of Skiathos. Your stay will be really pleasant and relaxing as the small boats which take you to the magnificent beaches of the island are located within walking distance from our pension. In addition, it is really close to the bus stop and the central main road, where you can shop around in the market place.Moreover, it has a stunning view of the sea, the monumental Bourtzi and the bustling port.

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Xanemos Studios, Budget economy double room
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Skiathos Ville
Apartments Angela, in the middle of Skiatho Harbor .
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  1. Entire serviced apartment
  2. Skiathos
Ground Studio "CHARIS"
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  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Sporades
Filia
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  1. Entire apartment
  2. Skiathos
The Boho-chic apartment
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  1. Entire home
  2. Skiathos
The Boho House
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Skiathos
MaMaroula Entire flat 30m from the beach
  1. Private room
  2. GR
Stefanis House - Twin Studio
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  1. Entire serviced apartment
  2. Sporades
Bohemian Townhouse [II]
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Skiathos
Hotel Akti double room with sea view
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  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Skiathos
Tethys : in the center of skiathos , Acropolis !
  1. Entire apartment
  2. Skiathos
Fotinos house skiathos 2

Your guide to Skiathos

All About Skiathos

As the most visited of the Sporades Greek islands, Skiathos is known as one of the treasures of the Aegean Sea. The westernmost island of the bunch is home to a generous smattering of greenery (fig, olive, plum, and almond trees all grow here) over craggy cliffs and more than 50 beautiful beaches that have attracted visitors from all over the world, and even Hollywood filmmakers to its shores.

The town of Skiathos is the jewel in the island’s crown, with its romantic, old marina and narrow, cobbled back alleys. In summer this is a great spot to enjoy the nightlife, with famous DJs dropping in to whip up excitement in the local bars. By day you can take your pick from a number of watery pursuits all over the island — boating, swimming, watersports, and scuba diving. For a trip off the beaten track, there are also boat trips to the island’s less accessible beaches and coves.


How do I get around Skiathos?

Visitors to the island can fly directly to Skiathos Alexandros Papadiamantis Airport (JSI), which is just a 10-minute drive from the main town. You can also choose to arrive on one of the ferry or catamaran services from mainland Greece or other Sporades Islands, including Skopelos and Alonissos. Cars, jeeps, and scooters are the most popular ways to get around on the island itself and are for hire in the island’s main towns and cities. There’s a good bus service, and taxis are always on hand. There are even water taxis that will pick you up and drop you off at any destination on the island’s coast.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Skiathos?

Being situated fairly far north in the Aegean Sea means that Skiathos has a slightly shorter summer season than other Greek islands, with its hot days concentrated between June and mid-September — although you can expect up to 15 hours of sunshine a day at this time of year. Book a Skiathos apartment on either side of the high season and you’ll have the island more to yourself, although you’re likely to find the evenings a little cooler. November is an important month, when locals hold one of the two festivals celebrating the Virgin Mary at the island’s monastery of Panagia Kounistria (the other festival is in July). But for real, authentic, local fun, come at the height of low season — late February — when it’s Carnival time in Greece.


What are the top things to do in Skiathos?

Medieval Monuments

Learn about the history of the island through its monuments. From Skiathos’ town you can visit the medieval ruins of Bourtzi Fortress that separate the old and new harbour. For insight into the Greek life of old, stop by Papadiamantis House Museum and discover the way things were at the turn of the 20th century. A visit to the island’s famous Byzantine castle in the north is worth the trip for the views alone.

Sea Caves

The bay at Lalaria is home to the island’s two most photographed sea caves. Skotini Spilia is known as the Dark Cave because of its deep rock pool and low entrance, accessible only by swimmers and small boats. Galázia Spiliá (Blue Cave) is a much larger cave, sunlit through its entrance to create a beautiful, midnight-blue colour. There are even more sea caves to explore at Strofilia Lagoon near Koukounaries Beach, so you’ll have plenty to choose from when it comes to water-bound activities.

Skiathos Beaches

When seeking somewhere to lay your towel, take your pick from the shallow waters and sandy shores of Koukounaries or the wilder coves on the north of the island. Koukounaries, Banana Beach, Troulos, and Vromolimnos are all favourite spots for watersports. For more secluded sands, Kanapitsa is quieter, while Lalaria Beach is inaccessible by road but is a favourite stop on island boat trips. The neighbouring islets of Tsougrias make great day trips by boat as well.