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 coast, the small but busy town sandwiched between a pretty Blue Flag beach and beautiful green countryside.
Troulos has a lively white sand beach that’s busy throughout the summer months with holidaymakers staying in the town. The easily accessible beach is staffed by lifeguards, and there are plenty of facilities including sunbeds, snack bars 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.
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 water, hire a motorboat and go exploring the beaches and coves along the coast that are only accessible by sea.
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 or have a fun night out, or go to Kastro, the ruins of Skiathos’ ancient capital. Koukonaries is definitely worth a visit – the beach here is said to be the most scenic in all of Greece!