Skiathos

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Index of Skiathos
Map ..................................................................................................................................................................... 2
About Skiathos ................................................................................................................................................... 3
Villages ................................................................................................................................................................ 4
Town .......................................................................................................................................................... 4
Beaches ............................................................................................................................................................... 5
Koukounaries ............................................................................................................................................. 5
Lalaria ........................................................................................................................................................ 5
Banana ........................................................................................................................................................ 5
Kanapitsa .................................................................................................................................................... 5
Agia Paraskevi ........................................................................................................................................... 5
Vromolimnos .............................................................................................................................................. 5
Sightseeing .......................................................................................................................................................... 8
Bourtzi ........................................................................................................................................................ 8
House Of Papadiamantis ............................................................................................................................ 8
Monastery Of Evangelistria ....................................................................................................................... 8
Monastery Of Panagia Kounistra ............................................................................................................... 8
Some Accommodations ................................................................................................................................... 10
Atrium ...................................................................................................................................................... 10
Garden Cottages ....................................................................................................................................... 10
Skiathos Club ........................................................................................................................................... 10
Villa Christina .......................................................................................................................................... 10
Cape Mitikas ............................................................................................................................................ 10
Credits ............................................................................................................................................................... 14

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Map of Skiathos
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About Skiathos
Skiathos is the westernmost island of Sporades, only two hours away from Volos and one and half hour by
ferry from Agios Constantinos. This is the most tourist developed of the Sporades Islands and offers goods
services, infrastructure and organization.
The island has only one settlement, Skiathos Town, which is the port and capital of Skiathos. The island has
beautiful large beaches and tourist resorts. The most famous beach is Koukounaries, a fine beach with soft sand
and surrounded by lush greenery of pine trees.
Holidays in Skiathos is ideal for those who love exciting nightlife and large beaches. However, it is also an
island that keeps its authenticity as it has many calm coves to enjoy privacy and calmness.
Picturesque paths, hidden valleys, a few calm beaches, impressive caves on the northern side, sculpting rocks
and small coves are the many jewels that visitors can find in Skiathos. In fact, the island recently provided the
setting of a Hollywood film, the famous Mamma Mia movie.
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Villages of Skiathos
Town (Rating: by Greeka members)
Location: On the eastern side of the island
Description: The capital of Skiathos is built amphitheatrically around a windless
bay. Surrounded by pine trees, Skiathos Town distinguishes for its traditional
architecture and the vivid nightlife.
Sightseeing: Bourtzi, Church Of Agios Nikolaos, Church Of Three Bishops,
House Of Papadiamantis, Monastery Of Evangelistria

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Beaches of Skiathos
Koukounaries (Rating: by Greeka members)
Location: 13 km south west of Skiathos Town Description: Koukounaries is
among the largest and most popular beaches on Skiathos. Surrounded by an
amazing pine forest, this beach is great to relax.

Lalaria
Location: On the northern side of Skiathos
Description: Lalaria is an amazing area of sea caves and wild rocks that can be
visited by boat from Skiathos Town.
Sightseeing: Medieval Castle, Sea Caves

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Banana
Location: 13 km south west of Skiathos Town
Description: Banana is a sandy beach in close distance to Koukounaries, on the
western side of the island. Some nudism is practised in certain parts of this beach.

Kanapitsa
Location: 7 km south west of Skiathos Town
Description: This is an organized beach with fine sand and crystal water, offering
a wide range of water sports.

Agia Paraskevi
Location: 8 km south west of Skiathos Town
Description: The sandy beach of Agia Paraskevi gets very busy due to its natural
beauty and the organized facilities, among which many beach bars and watersports
centres.

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Vromolimnos (Rating: by Greeka members)
Location: 8 km south west of Skiathos Town
Description: Among the most popular and organized beaches of Skiathos,
Vromolimnos gets very busy in summer. The green ambience creates a nice spot to
relax.

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Sightseeing in Skiathos
Bourtzi
Location: Town
Bourtzi is a tiny peninsula at the entrance of the port that divides it in two district
parts. A fortress was built there in the 13th century to protect the town, however
tody only few ruins survive. This is a popular place for rest and recreation, full of
pine trees.

House Of Papadiamantis
Location: Town
This museum was the home of Alexandros Papadiamantis, an important Greek
writer, who lived there in the 19th century. Located in Skiathos Town, this
museum has personal items of the writer and many folklore pieces.

Monastery Of Evangelistria
Location: Town
The Monastery of Panagia Evangelistria is located 5 km north of Skiathos Town,
amidst an area of rich vegetation. The monastery was built in the early 19th
century and it has great historical importance for the island, as it contributed in the
Greek War of Independence.
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Monastery Of Panagia Kounistra
Location: Aselinos
The Monastery of Panagia Ikonistra (or Kounistra) in located in a mountainous
area of lush greenery. Built in the 17th century, this church is the protector of
Skiathos. The katholicon has nice frescoes of the 18th century.

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Some Accommodations in Skiathos
Atrium
Location: Agia Paraskevi
Class: 4 Stars
Number of rooms: 75
Type: Hotels, Maisonettes, Junior Suites, Family Rooms
Website: www.atriumhotel.gr
Phone: 0030 24270 49345
The Atrium hotel is magnificent, modern and superbly decorated complex with 75 rooms desighned by the
owners. Set on a picturesque pine hill and above the superb sandy beach of Agia Paraskevi (100 meters from
the hotel), offers spectacular panoramic sea views from our rooms. Skiathos village is within 15 minutes drive
from hotel (9km, regular bus service).

Garden Cottages
Location: Megali Ammos
Class: 4 Keys
Number of rooms: 5
Type: Apartments, Bungalows
Website: www.skiathosgardencottages.gr
Phone: 0030 6937 855849
Our five cottages, overlooking the town of Skiathos and the beautiful Aegean Sea which is approximately
1,5km away. Each cottage has a terrace with furniture and a barbeque, and all have panoramic views. There is
a double bed, with an additional comfortable sofa bed in the lounge area. The kitchen has a fridge, kettle,
toaster and a small oven with three rings and a microwave. The separate bathroom is fully tiled with a modern
shower. There is also Satellite TV, CD and DVD player, safe deposit box, air-conditioning, heating, hair dryer,
beach towels, Iron, Iron board and anti-mosquito machines
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Skiathos Club
Location: Vassilias
Class: 4 Stars
Number of rooms: 25
Type: Hotels, Suites, Family Rooms
Phone: 0030 24270 23956-7
Skiathos Club Hotel Suites is set on a hill overlooking Skiathos town and harbour, and with panoramic view of
the Aegean. We offer 15 double rooms, 3 triple rooms, 5 family rooms-junior suites and 2 suites (4-6 persons).
All the accommodation is spacious and each has a sea view. Situated on the Katsarou area, 800 metres distance
from vasilias beach. Our hotel is also equipped with a reception, bar, pool-bar /snack-bar, breakfast buffer
room, mini bus service.

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Villa Christina
Location: Vromolimnos
Class: 3 Keys
Number of rooms: 30
Type: Apartments, Studios
Phone: 0030 24270 21213
Villa Christina is located in the famous island of Skiathos, a mixture of myth and reality, 6 kilometers of the
center of the island, built in a pine tree forest in a unique location next to well known beach of Vromolimnos.
Villa Christina is set in its own walled grounds containing a good-sized swimming pool to the front and lawn
ed gardens to the rear.

Cape Mitikas
Location: Ahladies
Class: N/A
Number of rooms: 15
Type: Apartments
Phone: 0030 24270 29024
Cape Mitikas is situated just 30 to 60m from the white sandy beach of Achladies, with a breathtaking view on
the sea. The Cape Mitikas Appartments are placed in two buildings - Villa Akrotiri and Villa Pelagos. Both
houses are situated directly at the sea imbedded in an Olive grove surrounded by a lovely garden. Only over a
few Steps down you will reach the white sandy beach of Achladies which is one of the most popular beaches
of the island. The Villas were built a few years ago. In 2005 they were completely renovated and modernized
in. Now you find a modern spirit combined with tradition.
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Credits
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MSPANAKIS, angjoe14, blueplanet, deegee, jondhaw, joost, kefalonia, kirka, marijamilovanovic,
michel2, mikedaf, mirkis, nikant, sardinianscorpio, snupi, stefan, sunflower, taylor, ticacristina, yannish,
yrduba
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Skiathos Guide

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Agia Paraskevi Beach 5
Atrium 10
B
Banana Beach 5
Bourtzi 8
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Cape Mitikas 10
Credits 14
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Garden Cottages 10
H
House Of Papadiamantis 8
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Kanapitsa Beach 5
Koukounaries Beach 5
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Lalaria Beach 5
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Monastery Of Evangelistria 8
Monastery Of Panagia Kounistra 8
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Skiathos Club 10
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Town Village 4
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Villa Christina 10
Vromolimnos Beach 5

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