Holidays to Skiathos are all swanky bars in the capital, dreamy beaches and scenery straight from the movies.

Once is never enough

Nicknamed the boomerang island because visitors just keep coming back for more, it's easy to see why people fall in love with Skiathos. Between mainland Greece and Turkey, this little North Aegean island boasts some of the best beaches around, separated from each other by untouched countryside and a sprinkling of quaint villages.

Flashy capital

You might find yourself bumping into A-listers in the island's glitzy capital, Skiathos Town. Streets here are lined with designer boutiques, luxe nightclubs and fancy restaurants, while the harbour's packed with gleaming six-figure yachts and Champagne-cork-popping bars. There's also an old town where you can spend an afternoon soaking up some of the island's rich history.

Clifftop castle

In the northern corner of the island, Skiathos Castle overlooks the scene from a huge cliff. If you can make it to the top, you'll be rewarded with impressive views down to the beach and across the Aegean Sea towards mainland Greece. It takes about three hours to get up there on foot.

At a Glance

  • Get caught up in the glitter of posh boutiques and nightclubs
  • Pick a different beach for each day
  • Sail over to the nearby islands of Skopelos and Alonissos

Best time to go to Skiathos

Summer days in Skiathos tend to be real scorchers. Rain doesn't show up too often, and the sun's known to shine all day long. The high season begins in May, when temperatures start to climb up through the 20s before peaking in the 30s in July and August.

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