Want to go on a vacation with a lively nightlife? Skiathos in Greece is the answer. It is an island and has some of the most amazing beaches, bars, cafés with lovely Greek cuisines waiting for you. It is known for its amazing natural aura that calls all of you out of your strict scheduled life. With its humid climate and with the abundance of nature surrounding it, you need to choose the best time to travel. Summers are said to be the best and the island is visited by many travellers all over the world. Therefore, if you wish to land upon this beautiful island for your much-needed vacation, there are few things to do in Skiathos which you should not skip.
This beach is what Skiathos is famous for. The sea is filled with white cliffs which enhance the beauty of the place. The place is accessible only by boat from the port and it also consists of many caves which are worth watching. You can visit this beach every day during your stay as it is very near to very prominent hotels of the town. The very amazing Camelia studios, Villas Zoe, Villa Georgia are situated in 2-3 kilometres from this beach. One thing (if you decide to visit) you should remember is that there are only two boat rides to the beach, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. Therefore, plan your time and travel accordingly.
Although not actually a part of Skiathos, this wonderful island is definitely worth a day trip!.This is the best place to visit if you are with your kids as it has the best atmosphere. There are umbrellas, food and drinks selling stalls. The waters are shallow too. You can also prefer to have a few boat rides. Since there are very fewer people who visit this beach, you mostly get to spend your precious alone time. And as you know Skiathos is all about the beaches! Also, there is small church from where you can view the entire island, so do not forget to head towards it!
Agios Nikolaos Church
Being to something heavenly beautiful? If not, plan your visit to this beautiful chapel! The location of this church itself sets your pacing mind at peace. It is one of the popular destinations for weddings. The architecture reflects the culture of the place it is situated in. The path to it can be a bit difficult for somebody with a disability, but I promise it is worth giving a try! As history says, the church is dedicated to St. Nikolaos and that it was created by a sailor a long time ago. Besides, it has got a very lively vibe around it. The place is filled with shopping streets, boutiques for you to roam around and for you to have a wonderful time here.
Famous for its fresh waters, diving is one of the best things you can do or at least try (if you are a beginner) in Skiathos. Reefs and caves are a special delight to your eyes and you can also opt for taking special courses of diving. You just cannot afford to miss out on this fun as you get the deepest views of the sea and the peace that you always longed for. There is an assured safety as all the schools have highly qualified professionals with special degrees in Physical Education. They also arrange for boat tours and they are all available at the Skiathos town. They arrange the view of the best marine life for you.
Monastery of Evangelistria
This monastery is just what you need from nature. It is located with greenery and fur trees around and is also an important religious place in Greece. It has the most precious historic times of Greece in the record, in its existence. The time, here, goes back to the Greek revolution in which the monastery was used by refugees. It was here where the first Greek flag was weaved for the first time. The monastery also consists of a small museum which showcases artifacts belonging to priests like books or manuscripts. You should definitely visit this place if you wish to dig deeper into the historical treasure of Greece.
Old Town Skiathos
It can be called as a lovely city which can be referred to as ‘old town’ by the way it looks. Instead of high-rise buildings, there are small houses and the place is got a lovely charm to it. You can walk around the city as there are no many vehicles and this gives you an opportunity to look out for the narrow alleys which can be travelled only on foot. The place is filled with clubs and bars and you know where to have the fun which is mixed with its cultural and spiritual spirit. Plus, there are bars that provide very authentic Greek alcohol and you cannot afford to miss on that.
House of Papadiamantis
The house of one of the most prolific Greek writers, Alexandros Papadiamantis is this ‘House of Papadiamantis’. It now officially belongs to the Municipality of Skiathos, as the house is filled with the display items of writer’s life and works. You get the most original manuscripts for view and it represents the best Greek culture. With this, the government has also preserved the furniture of the writer and the house represents the architecture of traditional Greek style. If you wish to know about the religious way this writer lived and how religion influenced the life and history of Greece, this place should be one among your priorities.
Meltemi Café Bistro Bar
Taste the very amazing and absolutely authentic Greek cuisine! Apart from the Greek, you can also taste some dishes of Mediterranean taste. Also, there are some amazing pancakes served here. Beers, cappuccino, fresh juices and espressos are some that displayed in the top of the menu. Some popular dishes in this bistro bar are the club sandwiches, pasta, spaghetti carbonara, and various flavoured omelettes. Also, the restaurant gives a special menu for eaters who prefer vegan meals. With everything in the perfect place and very friendly staff, this restaurant is definitely a place for you to head to.
The Blue House art gallery
Located in the town, this gallery can be one of your ultimate destinations if you are out there for a trip. It is a perfect amalgamation of modern and traditional art which co-exist together in this museum. You get to see some unique pottery designs which are put for display. There are rings, bracelets, necklaces with sapphire and diamonds studded on it. And all these are handmade! They are too beautiful and are ought to attract a lot of attention. These lovely ceramics and vintage pieces just connect you to the very traditional history of Greece. One specific ring on the display (and also a picture available on the gallery’s official Facebook handle) is the design-build in white gold with Tanzanite and diamond. If you are someone who loves vintage, you have to visit this place to see the rich stuff that it preserves.
Get some Skiathos Day cruise! This traditional Yacht with its promising fun and luxury gives you the most amazing cuisine by ‘Captain+Cook’. The yacht has wooden interiors and I request you to relax your mind, sipping some beer at its sundeck. The cook has the most amazing dishes for lunch and they all come with their very original Greek flavours. The staff also offers the option of a photoshoot. You can plan on celebrating occasions like bachelor’s parties and I assure you that the cuisine and the atmosphere will add up to the fun. You can also organise trips on the waters and the money is charged according to it.
This place is just the right one if you want to experience the nightlife of Greece. It is lively with its interiors and you find youngsters brewing on the most amazing cocktails in town. The staff also arranges live bands with music for you to enjoy. One of its famous drink is ‘The Voyager’. It is also famous for the cannabis tequila, Ginger beer and mustard light foam. ‘Saketini’ is also one of the many drinks and is an amazing fusion of Japanese and Greek tastes. The taste is perfect when it is served with quail egg, onion, and the kritamo.
Guess what? This is literally where you have open-air cinemas! You have to watch Mamma Mia which is shown every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday. It is fun as you get to enjoy all your favourite movies just under the night sky and it really sounds romantic! You can watch English movies which of course have Greek subtitles and can have your favourite beer, popcorn, and snacks as it has a snack corner too. Also be ready to get some Greek traditional dance, because the sound and the screen just makes you go wonderful in moves. I personally suggest that this can be the most wonderful romantic movie date you can have with your partner.
Rock n Roll Bar
The culture of this bar, literally, follows its name. One of the many bars in Skiathos that provide you with the best nightlife is the Rock n Roll Bar. It has some beautiful sceneries like the sea around it. It is known for the lovely and lively atmosphere it has got. The music is not only modern but the DJ has tastes of the late 70s and 90s rock. Therefore, brace yourself for a dance! Plus you have some amazing cocktails like the ‘Rock n Roll Passion Mojito’ and is made with fruits. To be sure of its worth, you must know that the Cultural Organisation Pragmata awarded this bar with the title of ‘Best bar in Europe’.
Skiathos Palace Hotel
Want to stay near the heavenly beautiful ‘Maratha’ beach? This hotel is the nearest to it as the rooms, pools and many prime areas offer the best view of the sea. All rooms speak of luxury and the staff promises you a very comfortable stay. The rooms are equipped with minibars and reception services are for 24 hours. This hotel situates itself in a prime location of the island and is definitely worth your stay. This place also becomes comfortable for most travellers as many tourist places are in its proximity. You can visit the famous Lalaria beach, monasteries, and chapel. If spirituality, comfort, and luxury are what you seek, your stay here is utmost needed!
Melina’s Donuts Coffee and More
Fan of burgers and chicken sandwiches? Now you know the place: Melina’s Donuts coffee! Of course, there are more important and fantastic things to do in Skiathos, but this place is lovely and you cannot afford to miss its charm. As the name goes, the donuts and coffee are delicious. The Oreo donut is a recent addition in the collection and well, it’s Orea and has to be amazing! Try the lemon croissants as the taste is something worth trying for. Another popular dish is the ‘Melina's Burger with Schnitzel Chicken fillet’ and many other wide varieties in burgers and sandwiches. The place also serves fruit juices and fruit salads which are savoured with honey, muesli and nuts.