Let’s learn a little bit about Skiathos before covering the most wonderful beachfront hotels in Skiathos. Skiathos Greece sits at the northwest Aegean Sea, in the heart of Sporades archipelago. Known for its amazing beaches, natural ambiance, cosmopolitan aura, and Skiathos vivid nightlife, this beautiful Aegean Island makes the perfect holidays!
The highlight of Skiathos is the beautiful beaches. The best of over 60 beaches are located on the southern part of the island. The most beautiful ones are Koukounaries Beach, Lalaria Beach, and Banana Beach. Banana Beach is popular with the young crowds, with plenty of water sports facilities and legendary beach parties.
Skiathos is also popular for its nightlife. In the summer, Skiathos is a party paradise. The best Skiathos bars and clubs can be found in the areas of Old Harbor and Ammoudia. If you want to taste the local delicacies, head to Skiathos town, where the best Skiathos restaurants are located. Let Skiathos be your new favorite destination! Visit here for all of the most amazing beaches of Greece, or on our Pinterest site.
Skiathos Weather – When to Visit
Skiathos weather has long, hot summers and milder winters. The best time to visit is during summer, between April and October.Summers last from April to October. Average temperatures are 86°F during the day with highs of 84°F in the peak of the afternoon. At night, it cools down with temperatures around 64°F in July and August. September is another good time to visit when the beaches are less busy, and the weather is still warm and sunny. Winter weather in Skiathos is mild compared to most other European destinations, making the island the ideal location for a winter holiday. Temperatures are around 55°F in December. There is higher rainfall in the colder months. Spring brings warmer weather to Skiathos with a daily average of 59°F.
Best Skiathos Tours & Activities
Day Sailing trips to Skopelos and Skiathos
They organize a special activity for you and the most unforgettable day of your vacation. The first stop is in Tsougrias island for swimming, then continue to a cave where seals have their babies in winter, swim in Mamma Mia beach and have lunch in Loutraki, In the afternoon you will visit also Lalaria! Book Your Day Sailing Trip Here.
Private Fishing Charter with Swimming in Skiathos
Enjoy the Greek hospitality and professionalism that only an experienced local fisherman can offer you on a boat. They offer you unique fishing experiences on a private boat that allows you to get in touch with different forms of fishing in the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean. Book Your Private Fishing Charter w/Swimming in Skiathos Here.
Private Fishing Experience in Skiathos
Enjoy the Greek hospitality and professionalism that only an experienced local fisherman can offer you on a boat. They offer you unique fishing experiences on a private boat that allows you to get in touch with different forms of fishing in the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean. Book Your Private Fishing Charter Here.
Skopelos, Skiathos, Alonissos and “Mamma Mia” Tour
It is an amazing private cruise where you will discover secret beaches and caves. You can dive and swim at every beach you like. Also, we visit the spots that “Mamma Mia” movie took place on the island. The hour of departure and returning is flexible. Book Your Skopelos, Skiathos, Alonissos & Mamma Mia Tour Here.
Skiathos Airport Private Arrival Transfer
Be met by a courteous professional driver on arrival at Skiathos Airport. Get your Skiathos vacation off to a fine start with dedicated comfortable transportation direct to your hotel with the minimum of fuss. Book Your Skiathos airport Private Arrival Transfer Here.
Best Skiathos Beaches
This is the most famous beach in Skiathos and the most crowded. It is known for its extremely fine white sand and its fragrant pine trees. It is considered as one of the best beaches of Greece but was also voted the most unspoiled natural beach of the Mediterranean. The beautiful crystal-clear deep blue waters are a real pleasure. Since the beach is well-organized, it offers many water sports, chairs, umbrellas, beach bars.
Lalaria Beach is only reachable by boat and is situated on the north-eastern tip of the island. It’s a dream-like place of an incredible beauty with huge white cliffs rising out of the clear deep blue sea. To the left of the white sandy beach is a natural bridge with a hole in the middle composing a sort of submarine passage. The magnificent Blue and Dark caves are worth visiting by boat.
Banana Beach has fine sand and crystal-clear waters, offering a wide range of water sports. The other end of the dirt road continues up to the little bay called Little Banana, a nudist beach separated from the banana beach with a huge rock. It is quieter with fine sand and crystalline waters.
Agia Paraskevi Beach
A good mix of beach hotels and little island tavernas meet where the sleepy village of Agia Paraskevi joins the sea. Families get clean swimming waters and sunbeds, and there’s even a watersports outfitter with pedal boats and jet skis.
The location ensures there’s always a buzz about Vromolimnos. Cocktail glasses clink from midday onwards courtesy of the clutch of beach bars. People chatter and gather tans on the sunbeds that pepper the sand. There’s also a boat rental and watersport outfitter right on the shore, offering day charters and water-skiing.
Best Skiathos Restaurants
The Windmill Restaurant $30 and Over
The Windmill Restaurant is located high above Skiathos Town. The tables are situated on different levels, overlooking the magical Aegean and nearby islands, providing one of the most beautiful 360-degree panoramic views you’ll ever experience in a restaurant. Telephone: 30 24270 24550 Web: The Windmill Restuarant
Lo & La $11 – 30
Lo & La is a Contemporary Italian Restaurant located on the steps in Skiathos Old Port facing Bourtzi with a breathtaking view over the Old Harbour. In few years Lorenzo and Anastasia made Lo & La one of the most popular dinner places in Skiathos Town thanks to the high quality of the cuisine along with a friendly atmosphere and reasonable prices. Telephone: 30 24270 29070 Web: Lo&La
Asprolithos Taverna $11 – 30
Greek traditional restaurant with a variety of starters. Menu includes seafood, pasta and a children’s menu. The service is first class, friendly and efficient with everyone smiling and happy to serve. The menu includes a very wide range of food that would satisfy all tastes. Telephone: 30 697 843 4912 Web: Taverna Asprolithos | Facebook
Crazy Cow Wine Bar & Restaurant $11 – 30
Try the creations of our chef in our pool restaurant in Skiathos. The a la carte restaurant of La Piscine Art Hotel is famous for its Mediterranean cuisine using local products and creations from the island. Everything they use in their kitchen is grown on their land in la piscine and organic. Telephone: 30 2427 029231 Web: Crazy Cow Wine Bar & Restaurant
The Final Step $11 – 30
Friendly atmosphere, great food and drink at a reasonable price, a place to enjoy the best views of Skiathos town and the harbor. Enjoy an elegant salad, a simple mezze or a scintillating evening meal. Telephone: 30 2427 021877 Web: The Final Step
Best Skiathos Bars
Danny and Zoe’s Blind Dog
Welcome to Danny & Zoe’s live music home on lovely Skiathos Island. Cool cocktails, tunes and the most beautiful blind dog around! Telephone: 30 6942 801317 Web: Danny and Zoe’s Blind Dog
Its name was inspired by the combination of the gin-fizz (the cocktail) with fish, due to its location in the fish market of the island and it offers a magnificent view and ambient environment for enjoyable and relaxing moments by the sea. Telephone: 30 698 247 7702 Web: Ginfish
Rock n’ Roll Cocktail Bar
Great atmosphere! Excellent music and a friendly smiley team happy to meet your needs. Listen to the DJ playing the best of 70s, 80s, 90s Rock, Latin and Dance music – and dance the night away! Instagram: Rock’n’roll Cocktail Bar
This upcycled warehouse, 50yds (45m) down Politechniou street, transforms from a cool, cavernous hangout into a dance-on-the-bar club with the flick of a light switch. Telephone: 30 698 761 5959 Web: Apotheke Club
Maria’s Rooftop Bar
Ascend the spiral staircase to the roof, where a pianist and singer will serenade you under the stars. Locals love the Berlin beers on draft – a rarity, in Greece – as well as the reasonably priced cocktails. Telephone: 30 698 586 8107 Web: Maria’s Rooftop Bar
Good Lord, I would give my soul to get out of this frostbite-ridden excuse of a state called Minnesota and spend just maybe even a week in Greece. Thank you for this informative overview of the best hotels in Skiathos. If I had to pick the #1 spot I want to check out, it’s by far your first suggestion, Koukounaries Beach. I just love how open it is, and I would definitely like to get lost there for a few weeks just playing all kinds of different games and soaking in the sun and..forgetting about Minnesota for a little bit. Ahhh, life is good
Yes David, life is good. I was born in Fargo, so I know how the weather is there in the winter. Skiathos would be paradise for sure!
Loved your post! Really amazing way of introducing us who hadn´t have the chance to travel to Greece to know a little more about that beautiful place! I only reserched about Mykonos, and to be Honest, Skiathos seems to have all that I want for vacations! I am impressed with the Vromolimnos Beach (began googling photos and comments about it, because I´m now in love with that beach!!!!)
Thank you, Johnny, and for taking the time to leave me comments. Glad you enjoyed my guide on the wondreful beachfront hotels in Skiathos.
I love reading about travel blogs because it makes me feel I am already on a holiday. I love Lalaria Beach because the sand is white and it looks prestige.
The best thing is that you can only access Lalaria Beach by boat. I think not so many people would know about that and it might be secluded for a romantic getaway.
I like that you have included prices for the restaurants so people know from the start how much they are up for.
You also included contact numbers for bars and clubs which are great so holidaymakers can get in contact If they have any questions before they go on the holiday.
I have checked out some of the hotel prices they are reasonable and some of them are quite cheap a great thing when you are on a budget.
I enjoyed reading your article
Thank you Elka, I am glad you enjoyed. Thank you for visiting beach travel destinations and taking the time to leave me comments.
If I had to select I certainly would choose Lalaria Beach. I like the fact that it is more isolated and that you have to take a boat to get there. Just the image of blue water, sandy white beach and towering cliffs as a backdrop conjures up a Robinson Crusoe type of feel. I love to explore as well so the caves would certainly be on my list to do with a private fishing/diving boat experience to explore the Mediterranean. So happy that you have carefully outlined where to stay, what is recommended to do, eat and drink. You certainly have taken out the guesswork for my next Greece visit.
I’m glad I could help. Sounds like you have a good idea of your vacation and what you and your family will enjoy doing. Please let me know if I can answer any questions for you. thanks for visiting the wonderful beachfront hotels in Skiathos.
Wow, this Skiathos seems absolutely stunning! I’ve never heard of it before. The restaurants seem pricey and that’s not including room and board or airplane tickets. I would love to go on a vacation with my hubby here though. I am liking the weather and the time to visit. Seems like the best time for us. Thank you for all the great information! I am ready to plan 🙂
Glad you enjoyed Marlinda! Please let me know if you need any additional information. Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.
I have never been to Skiathos, Greece. So it sits at the northwest Aegean Sea, in the heart of the Sporades archipelago. I will review all options and share them with my family to make decisions about the best beach and hotel to stay. In the summer, Skiathos is a party paradise which is my environment. I will visit a few bars and clubs in the areas of Old Harbor and Ammoudia. I am especially tasting the local delicacies where the best Skiathos restaurants are. Thank for the article. I will share it with my friends.
Sounds great John, thanks for stopping by.
Hi, there! Skiathos is one of the many Greek islands that year after year attract huge amounts of tourists. To access this destination we will probably have to take a flight from Athens. Although we can also go by car to one of the port cities and cross by ferry. Or we can even arrive directly by boat and dock at its port.
I have only gone once and am planning to go again. Skiathos is an example of an island in the Aegean Sea, with beautiful beaches and Mediterranean climate and a landscape that mixes the picturesque fishing villages with the wonders of the nature of the place reaching a balance rarely seen.
Yes, Paolo 🙂 You definitely have experience traveling to Skiathos! Must be nice!
I enjoy reading your recommendations for travel with the many beach vacations. This one Skiathos in Greece is another beautiful place to travel and take your family to. I will be reviewing all options and sharing with my family so we can make a decision on the best beach and hotel to stay.
Great Jannette, I am glad you are enjoying your visits to beach travel destinations.
Thank you for the abundance of information. Planning a trip anywhere can be overwhelming with planes, hotels, sightseeing, adventures and food that need to be considered. You have given us the ability to book everything for the trip in one place, starting our vacation on the right foot. To be able to take care of everything on our itinerary in one place is extremely helpful, thank you.
Thank you Lennet, I am glad you enjoyed and also thank you for taking the time to leave me comments.
Thanks for sharing this amazingly awesome article with us all. Im getting proper itchy feet just reading about all these things cos they make me want to just get up and go there. Its been ages since ive been anywhere nice abroad like this, but hopefully soon i will get away on holiday somewhee like this fingers crossed
I hope you can too 🙂 No question, you will have a wonderful time. The hard part will be deciding where to go!