A guest, coming in July, asked me if I could draw up some sort of programme for their holiday.
What to do in Skiathos during their 4-day holiday.
I really enjoy doing this, because it is always nice to write and talk about things that are close to our hearts.
This, of course, is what I would do. Then, everyone has his or her own tastes and needs.
If you arrive in the morning, right after unpacking, I would suggest a nice swim in one of our wonderful pools.
You are tired from the journey and can relax a bit between a swim and a nap in the sun on our sun loungers.
For lunch, you can go to the town centre for a light lunch; how about a nice Greek salad? 🙂
After lunch, a stroll around the centre of Skiathos or around the harbour area, so that you can start to familiarise yourself a little with the island.
You can also opt for a visit to the Panagia Evangelistria monastery: it is the most important religious centre of the Sporades islands. It was built between 1794 and 1806 and, during the years of the Greek revolution (1820), the monastery played an important role, sheltering fighters and refugees.
An interesting fact: in September 1807, the first flag of Greece was made here.
Since the monastery is located on a hill, you can drive up a little further and reach the Parissis Winery.
Here, you can taste the only wines produced on the island in a wonderful location.
Maria, the wife of the kind Jannis Parissi, will always welcome you with a smile and, after a brief tour of the winery and some information about their family business, she will let you taste their wines, served with cold meats, cheeses and olives.
From the Parissis Winery the view is fantastic; and not only because it is very similar to the one you can admire from the Sky Sea Resort 🙂
After this amazing wine tasting, within a 10-minute drive, you can reach the resort, get ready for the night and go out for dinner.
For your first evening, I recommend a typical Greek taverna located in an alleyway on Papadiamanti Street: Taverna Kalo Pigadi.
Nikos and his parents run this tavern with great passion.
The dishes are simple, authentic, fresh and tasty.
The atmosphere is serene and friendly.
If, after lunch, you still have some energy left, you can take a stroll down Papadiamanti Street, past typical shops and small bars.
Have a goodnight drink or a Greek yoghurt for dessert 😉
If the wind conditions allow, I would recommend one of my favourite beaches today: Kechria Beach.
It is located in the north and is among the less-travelled beaches on the entire island, because you cannot get there by bus.
In fact, it is preferable to go with a 4X4 car or a quad bike, because the road is all dirt.
Starting from our resort, you will be there in 10-15 minutes maximum.
There is a bit of a bumpy ride on the way, but when you arrive at your destination, you will think it was worth it.
It is a dreamlike place, with crystal-clear water and umbrellas both on the grass and on the sand.
The atmosphere is absolutely quiet, because there are not so many beach umbrellas.
Also for this reason, it is always a good idea to book in advance, both for the beach and the table for lunch.
Yes, because Kechria Beach also has a taverna.
You can eat the freshest fish while sipping a glass of chilled white wine, a stone’s throw from the sea.
If you stay on the beach the whole afternoon, on your way back you can take a detour to Agios Alexandros.
If you are a fan of sunsets, this is the place for you.
There is a small church and a fabulous view to admire the sun going down towards the horizon.
Believe me, you won’t regret it.
You return to the resort in the early evening.
There are two options:
1. Cook something in the villa
2. Going out for dinner
1. In the villa there is everything you need for cooking.
The most popular thing among our guests is definitely the barbecue in the summer kitchen, where you can cook meat or fish with your family and friends.
If you really don’t want to cook, you can get to Alexandros or Little Balcony in 5 minutes.
They are located at the very end of the road down from the resort to the village.
You can order a nice gyro pita to take away, accompanied by a fresh Mythos.
2. A taverna that I especially liked, both in terms of atmosphere and menu, is Taverna Agnadio.
A spectacular view, excellent food, both meat and fish, and very friendly staff.
It is always recommended to book your table a few days in advance, as it is among the most popular restaurants on the island.