Talk of the Skiathos Town
As the capital of Skiathos, Skiathos Town is the only permanent settlement on the island. The only place not to be built specifically for tourism, the city is town has Greek authenticity and a buzzing cosmopolitan atmosphere. Although it may not have some of the stunning archeology that other Greek islands have, Skiathos Town has a number of fascinating monasteries to explore. The skyline is instantly recognisable with a horizon of terracotta red roofs, garlanded with bougainvillaea. The ‘real’ town is a maze of narrow cobbled streets that wind their way inland from the waterfront and every wrong turn takes you to a new bar or restaurant. Locals and tourists come together in this town to celebrate food, wine and the golden sands in harmony.
Life and soul of the party
While the back streets of the town provide the authentic side of Skiathos, the beach provides the life and soul of the party. During the day the promenade is lined with tanned bodies enjoying a cool drink on the sand or activity hunters renting out a combination of water sport equipment. At night the beach transforms and comes to life in culmination of colour and music. It might not have the same reputation as some of its neighbours, Zante being a prime example, but it’s easy to spend your evenings drinking and dancing on the sand or sampling a wide range of local delicacies. The main promenade is divided into two halves by a medieval
fort, home to a number of live concerts. The Old Harbour on one side has an evening fish market and an abundance of fresh seafood restaurants. The New Harbour offers a slightly alternative night with lots of bright lights and a busy ferry port
A holiday to Skiathos Town
The whole of the Skiathos Ssland can be explored while on holiday in Skiathos Town so if you fancy getting away from the bustle of the cosmopolitan town, there are plenty of beautiful alternatives. Megali Ammos is known as the ‘Big Beach’ and is the perfect place to try out some new water sports while Kanapitsa is ideal for those who want some peace and quiet. However you decide to spend your Skiathos Town holiday, booking it with lastminute.com ensures that you will get a great value deal that is perfectly suited for you. Grab yourself an affordable deal and start packing your sunnies for your Greece holiday.