This blog created to promote our Greek villa aims also to be evidence for the gorgeous island of Skiathos to those who did not yet have the opportunity to visit and to help those who decided to stay there for the first time, either in our villa or elsewhere in the island.
In these pages, we will share with you our favourites and experiences (positive as well negative).
If you already know Skiathos, if you have experienced exquisite moments etched on your mind, funny stories to tell, nice pictures or any advice, feel free to forward and send us your comments and anecdotes.
You have already stayed in our villa holidays and you found nice places or on the contrary, some restaurants, bars, beaches do not seem advisable, let us support your view.
Skiathos is an island of 48 km2, with 44 km2 coastline and more than 60 beaches. It is one of the Sporades group located north of the island of Evia, in the northern Aegean Sea. Other Sporades islands: Skopelos, Alonissos and Skyros.
Skiathos island is very green and hilly, the vegetation consists mainly of pine, olive and plane trees. Gods have gifted Skiathos with a very rare commodity in other islands, i.e. water, which was used by nature to a dazzling beauty bequested. The forest is stunning.
The only town, called by inhabitants, 'chora', is built on the surrounding hills as in an amphitheatre. Chora is not built by Cycladic style white houses with blue windows, which for many represent Greece. The houses are made by local stone or plaster white or dyed, and red-tiled roofs, and have usually balconies or terraces with chestnut pergola and ornate black wrought iron railings, where pink, purple or fuchsia bougainvilleas bloom.
Feel free to get away from the port and get lost in the alleys of Plaka, the oldest part of town. We will come back on this, in our chapter on SkiathosTown
Why Skiathos? Read here..