Snuggled on the southern coast of Skiathos between Vromolimnos and Platanias, Kolios is a beautiful beach resort nestled in a deep bay. This is where people come to get away from the bustle and noise of life; the town is free from nightclubs and huge hotel resorts and instead has family-run tavernas and quiet bars. It’s also ideal for a holiday in the great outdoors as Kolios is surrounded by lush woodland and olive groves.
The beach in Kolios is in a deep bay, sheltered from the wind by wooded headlands on both sides. It’s considered one of the best beaches in Skiathos; sand slopes gradually into clear shallow water, where even small children can paddle safely. The beach in Kolios is ideal for young families who will find sun loungers and a range of watersport options. It has two tavernas nearby where you can drop by for refreshments or enjoy lunch while taking a break from the midday heat.
There’s not much going on in Kolios, but that’s exactly what brings people here. Families and older couples come to enjoy peace and quiet, but also to take advantage of the attractions nearby. Nearby Platanias Beach has a large choice of water sports, or you can learn to sail at Troulos Beach. There are several walking paths leading from the resort through woodland or to neighbouring beaches, so why not go exploring?
Kolios is just a 10-minute drive from Skiathos Town, the island capital which has a bustling harbour, an old town and a larger choice of bars and restaurants. The medieval town of Il Kastro in the north of the island is worth a visit, and don’t miss a boat trip to see the Lalaria sea caves, two naturally-formed grottos that are known as Skiathos’ most beautiful attractions.
Staying within the resort, you will discover that Kolios has a number of hidden coves that you can find with some exploring.
Traditional Greek dishes can be found in the tavernas of Kolios. From a sharing meze platter to stuffed fig leaves, there is a wide range of tasty plates to be had in Kolios. Those looking for home comforts shouldn’t be short of places to enjoy pub lunches either.
The evenings and nightlife in Kolios are calm and relaxed, making it an ideal spot for families or those simply looking for a more relaxed holiday. With a choice of tavernas and small bars, it’s easy to enjoy a pleasant and quiet night. For holidaymakers seeking a more exciting evening, Skiathos Town is less than 10 kilometres away, and with regular buses and reasonably priced taxis, a more lively nightlife can be found there.