Cheap Skiathos Town holidays put tourists in the heart of a modern, cosmopolitan town. This popular capital has been attracting visitors since the 1960s and has found favour with several celebrities. It has even featured in the musical movie Mamma Mia.
The resort has two sides to it, the traditional old town that has been around for years and the bustling new town that has developed as part of Skiathos’ booming tourist trade. The two sides are strikingly different; while the new town is characterised by a stylish harbour with cocktail bars, restaurants, tavernas, and golden beaches, while the old town is a maze of winding streets lined by whitewashed houses with terracotta roofs.
Skiathos in summer is almost always gloriously hot and dry. There are twelve sunshine hours daily and make sure you pack your sun protection, because throughout July and August the temperatures will rise to the mid-30s and the nights are warm too. If you plan to visit Skiathos Town during the spring or autumn months, you will find the temperatures a little more moderate and the evenings much cooler.
Skiathos Town’s main beach is Megali Ammos, located just a short walk from the town centre. The beach is sandy with plenty of shallow areas and a water sports centre, so it’s popular among families of visitors and locals alike. If it gets crowded Skiathos has plenty of other beaches to visit instead; try the beautiful Koukonaries beach on the south side of the island, or the sea caves at nearby Lalaria.
Skiathos has many cultural sights to explore, the most well-known of which is the Evangelistria Monastery just north of the town where monks still live today. You can also walk up through the town and visit Agios Nikolaos Church and Clock Tower.
For a bit of culture during your holiday, you could visit the House of Alexander Papadiamantis, which is where the famous writer used to live. The house is the only museum in Skiathos Town and exhibits a collection of pieces about the renowned author. Skiathos is also one of the filming locations for the film Mamma Mia, so film buffs should look out for movie tours of the island!
A short boat ride across the blue waters finds the old capital of Kastro. In the olden days, this spot was used as a lookout point for pirates.
Skiathos Town is well served by public transport, so holidaymakers here can easily explore the rest of the island. You will also find mini markets for locals and visitors alike, ideal if you want to prepare a picnic to take out on a day’s exploring.
Skiathos Town has an abundance of restaurants, cafes, and bars to eat at. With international food on offer alongside traditional Greek dishes, there is something for everyone.
If you’re looking for traditional Greek cuisine, you may be tempted by fig leaves stuffed with meats like lamb or pork, or freshly caught and prepared seafood. You will also find souvlaki, a Greek kebab dish of pork and Mediterranean vegetables, along with mezze platters of hummus and baba ganoush, served with fresh pitta breads. The local wines and cooled ouzos are also popular with visitors to the village.
Skiathos doesn’t have the party scene to rival Zante or Kavos, but you will find it offers a lively and exciting nightlife. In Skiathos Town you will find a variety of fashionable clubs and bars, and you may even bump into a celebrity or two. There are places to eat and cocktail bars serving a myriad of colourful drinks. With everything open late into the small hours, there is something for everyone during the night in Skiathos Town. If you’re not in the mood for a party, watch a film under the stars at Skiathos’ outdoor cinema.