The small Aegean island of Skiathos can boast pristine blue seas, year-round blue skies and over 60 white sandy beaches. You may have also seen Skiathos if you watched the hit movie Mamma Mia! - as it was primarily filmed on the island. It has been a popular holiday spot for decades now, and has a number of well established resorts. Here's a few of the very best Skiathos holidays currently available.
Thomas Cook are renowned for their reasonable Greece holidays, and currently advertise dozens of Skiathos hotels. Amongst the nicest is the Atrium Hotel in Aghia Paraskevi, located on a cliff right next to the beach. The four-star hotel features a main complex as well as four annexes, each with great views across the sea, and each set around a large central pool. Rooms are air-conditioned, feature satellite television as standard, and are priced from around £70 per night.
Olympic Travel also offer a range of Skiathos deals, from resorts to private villas and apartments. One of the cheapest available is the Plaza Hotel in Kanapitsa. Set amongst pine forests, olive groves and beautiful, secluded beaches, the Plaza can offer a large outdoor swimming pool, gym and sauna. Bedrooms come with balconies overlooking the sea, air conditioning and modern furnishings. The price for seven nights at this hotel and return flights from Gatwick start at around £307 per person.
For a more private and luxurious visit to Skiathos, the Villa Apollon Skiathos is a boutique complex of small self-catered apartments grouped around a stylish swimming pool and communal area. The Villa Apollon is right on the beach in the salubrious area of Achladies, a short distance away from Skiathos town. Apartments have roof terraces with views across the Aegean and on to neighbouring islands. All apartments come with private kitchen and bathroom utilities as standard. Prices for this charming resort start at the amazing price of only £35 per night.
Skiathos has many holidays to offer, whether partying out on the beach or recuperating under the Mediterranean sun. Check with a travel agent for more information about the best deals around including flights.
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