Holidays to Punta deliver a double whammy of delights – dreamy beaches and rolling countryside, all served up with a glass of wine.

Serene and secluded

From sun-soaked shores to evergreen forests, the Greek town of Punta, located along Skiathos' south-west coast, is a picture of seclusion. Beaches vary from pebbly to sandy, many within a 10-minute walk from the area's sea-view hotels. And when you need to return to the hustle of modern life, just hop across the bay to cosmopolitan Skiathos Town.

Hit the town

If you fancy a change of pace, Skiathos Town's only a 10-minute drive away. Its classic Greek good looks made it a perfect host for the movie Mamma Mia! some years back. There's plenty to do for watersports enthusiasts, plus fresh-from-the-sea menu items at authentic tavernas.

Monastic history

Between the beach scene of Punta and the movie set of Skiathos Town sits a piece of 19th-century history. The Monastery of Panagia Evangelistria's home to ancient relics, plus it's set in a greenery-filled rural landscape. Make sure to pop in to the gift shop – there's a tasty selection of fine wines.

At a Glance

  • Dance and sing in Skiathos Town's nightlife spots
  • Potter around a 19th-century hilltop monastery
  • Laze the day away on the beach