Skiathos island news and views
Skiathos is one of the Sporades group of island off the east coast of mainland Greece. Skiathos is a very compact island but boasts many large, deep, sandy beaches strung along its south coastline. Skiathos is a very popular holiday island with Brits, Germans and Scandinavians. The closely packed beaches, sandy and safe, make Skiathos great for family holidays.
Consultants have been hired to promote holiday in Skiathos in target markets of the UK, Germany and Scandinavia this year. In the pipeline are free trips for tour companies and journalists.
A British couple hoping for a memorable holiday in Skiathos returned to the UK with nothing but bad memories after they were charged for a Bungalow they never set foot in.
A popular target of tourist boat trips, the white pebble beach of Lalaria on Skiathos is a photogenic wonderland but taking some of its pure white pebbles could land you with a fine
Visitors flying in and out of the holiday island of Skiathos may find the experience a little less taxing now that work is well under way on extending the island's notoriously short runway.
UK holidaymakers have voted for their ten best beaches in the Greek Islands in a poll carried out by travel website Tripadvisor. Skiathos came top of the poll in the Travellers' Choice 2012 Beach Destinations awards for the top ten beach . . .
The beach holiday hotel Skiathos Palace, in Koukounaries Skiathos, has picked up a top international award for its green credentials. The 550-bed hotel which overlooks one of the world's best known holiday beaches at Koukounaries . . .
Many years ago I used to visit the island of Skiathos quite regularly and came across postcards of paintings by a Greek folk artist called Themis Tsironis.