Troulos is the most developed resort on Skiathos outside of Skiathos Town; many UK visitors who choose to holiday here find that the resort feels a lot like home. It’s a child-friendly choice that’s popular with families, and nature lovers come here for the outdoor activities on offer. Troulos has a lovely location on the south of Skiathos, amongst the olive groves and pine woods. The small but busy town is sandwiched between a pretty Blue Flag beach which has white, soft sand and eases gently into the clear waters.
Whilst Troulos is quite chilled, the island’s capital, Skiathos Town, is only twenty minutes away. It offers you a more cosmopolitan, livelier spot to visit.
Troulos has a lively white sand beach that’s busy throughout the summer months with holidaymakers staying in the town. The Blue Flag beach is staffed by lifeguards, and there are plenty of facilities including sunbeds and a water sports centre that cater well to all. Just off the coast is a tiny dome-shaped islet that some strong swimmers can be seen challenging themselves to reach. You will also find tavernas, snack bars, and a busy hotel restaurant serving the sun worshippers on the beach.
Troulos is a great base for discovering the great outdoors; walkers, in particular, love the countryside that surrounds the town. There are walking paths leading to nearby beaches of Mandraki and Aselinos, or you can find more ambitious hiking trails in Skiathos’ national park.
If you prefer your adventures on the water, hire a motorboat and go exploring the beaches and coves along the coast that are only accessible by sea. You might also like to take a day trip to the old island’s capital of Kastro. It had its origins in medieval times and was a fortified town that often served as a lookout post for spotting pirates.
One of the great things about Skiathos is its small size – you can reach almost anywhere on the island in less than an hour! Take a half-hour bus ride to Skiathos Town to see the stylish harbour, have a fun night out, or walk up through the town and visit Agios Nikolaos Church and Clock Tower. Koukonaries is definitely worth a visit as the beach there is said to be the most scenic in all of Greece!
If you want a bit of culture, you could try a visit to the House of Alexander Papadiamantis, which was the former home of the esteemed writer.
Troulos is spoiled with a range of tavernas, restaurants, and bars to enjoy. Here you can find traditional Greek fare, while you might even be tempted by the fresh seafood that is caught daily in the surrounding seas. Traditional mezze platters are often found in the local tavernas, which consist of delicious hummus and baba ganoush, served with pitta breads, and stuffed fig leaves filled with delicious pork or lamb. For a more substantial meal, you might like Souvlaki, a kebab of pork and vegetables. The local wines and ouzo are also popular with visitors to the village.
For travellers who have found the perfect Troulos holiday, you will find it offers a quiet and relaxed nightlife. Chilled bars and restaurants nestle comfortably in the village, meaning you will enjoy unwinding during the evenings. For a more lively nightlife, you can make a short trip to Skiathos Town. Here you will find a variety of fashionable clubs and bars that are open late into the night.