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holidays on Skiathos Island, Greece

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1. Posted by thelma31 (Budding Member 4 posts) 8y

I am looking for accommodation and information about Skiathos island, Greece.
Any reccomendations? Has anybody been there before?

2. Posted by kathidi (Budding Member 51 posts) 8y

Hi Thelma,
I purchased a Lonely Planet book called "Greek Islands" the last time I went to Greece and I looked up Skiathos for you. The book was published in 2000. It describes Skiathos as beautiful and a prime resort location. Apparently this island is booked solid from July through August. It is a favorite of tour packages. If you're going at that time, the rates are "often double."

In my experience of Greek islands, homeowners come out and meet the ferries shouting out "rooms to let." I have had, and heard about, generally good experiences in these places. Be sure to agree on the price before you go and check the facilities carefully before you pay. You are usually required to pay in advance.

The book states, "There is a kiosk on the harborfront with information on room availability." Two mid-range hotels mentioned are Hotel Morfo and Hotel Akti.

On my last trip to Greece, I looked up B&B's on the Internet. I was very happy with what I found. Hope this helps.

Anyone else who's been there?

3. Posted by kleopatra2 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

Hey Thelma

I ve been to Skiathos three times and it was great. What sort of accommodation are you looking for?
These two hotels that kathidi mentioned are in the Skiathos town close to the port. Is there that you would like to stay?
There are plenty of hotels and apartments on the island but as Kathidi said you must be really careful. Usualy they are too expensive for what they offer. ;)
Troulos area is nice and is 8km from Skiathos town- if you don't want to stay in the town- or Megali ammos which is found close to the town. You may check in the internet for these two places and you will find plenty of apartment or rooms.

Enjoy your stay... I am sure you will...

4. Posted by thelma31 (Budding Member 4 posts) 8y

Hi Kleopatra2

You were right I ve checked on the internet for these two places and I found many rooms and apartments.
Finally I am going to stay at Megali Ammos in an apartment very close to the beach. This is what I wanted.
I hope that I will really enjoy it....
Thank you and Kathidi as well.

5. Posted by Elenigeo (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

Hello Everybody...

Im Elen and I need information on accomodations in Skiathos!!!

It is weird that all those people know that island.
I've been there many years ago on camping and I am looking to visit Skiathos again this summer but as I have a family, I need an apartment.

Does anybody have a clue or any suggestions???



6. Posted by thelma31 (Budding Member 4 posts) 8y

Hey Elen..

why don;t you have a look on the site of Skiathos municipality or at
You will find plenty of rooms villas and apartments either close to the beach or on the mountain.
The one I ve booked is in Megali Ammos which is close to the town and close to the beach of Megali Ammos, since I wouldn't like to use a car during my holidays.
You will definately find something nice and in resonable prices, for a family.

Tell me when you book!


7. Posted by elenigeorg (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

Hi Thelma...

I am Elen I just signed in in a different account...

Thank you for your immidiate response...

Do you know anything about the following??? The Photos looks ok, but if anyone has ever been there would be great to let me know...

The apartments are:
Thoros House (Achladies)
Villa Niki (Vassilias)
Irini's House (Megali Ammos)
Vassilias Beach apartments (Vassilias)

Do you know which area is closer to Skiathos Town??

Thank you so much for everything...


8. Posted by thelma31 (Budding Member 4 posts) 8y

Hey Elen...

I ve seen these apartments and to be honest with you Irinis House and Villa Niki look nice.
Megali Ammos is close to Skiathos town, that is what some friends told me... and I booked also there because the town is in walking distance.
So when are you planning to go. I hope you have already booked and I wish you to enjoy your holidays.
Don't forget to write me how it was..