The family friendly Skiathos Palace overlooking the sandy Koukounaries beach in Skiathos island
The Best Hotels in Skiathos are mostly located in the capital town of the island called Skiathos Town but mostly on or around the stunning beaches of Koukounaries, Troulos and Mandraki beach. The whole island is a little gem with a completely different landscape than the Cyclades islands, covered almost entirely in pine trees.
BEST HOTEL IN SKIATHOS: Skiathos Palace
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Skiathos belongs to the Sporades group of islands in northern Aegean Sea and it’s recently been discovered by many international celebrities who now visit it every year (such as Kate Hudson). Skiathos combines unparalleled natural beauty with unspoilt beaches and one of the clearest sea waters you will ever see.
Skiathos island is not that close to Athens and you can reach it by a 3.5 hours ferry from Agios Konstantinos port which is 2 hours drive from Athens or you can alterantively (and easier) just take a direct flight from Athens or from a few European cities like Stockholm or Milan or even Bristol. There is an international airport in Skiathos island but international flights operate only between May and October (always check Ferryhopper for the latest ferry schedules and Expedia for the most up to date flights to greek islands).
I think you’d be better off by renting a car in Skiathos, as you will have more flexibility to explore the island but it’s not necessary in my opinion and a taxi or the local bus should be ok.
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Best Hotels in Skiathos
So, without further ado, let me show you the best hotels you can stay in Skiathos island:
VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW ABOUT SKIATHOS
- Best Area To Stay in Skiathos: The best area to stay in Skiathos is the capital town Skiathos Town or close to Koukounaries beach. See hotels in Skiathos Town
- Best Hotel in Skiathos: Skiathos Palace
- Best Villa in Skiathos: Skiathos Symbol Villas
- How many days do you need in Skiathos: the island is not that big but if you are visiting it, it means you will probably stay there for all your holidays so I would say you can definitely spend 5 days in Skiathos and have a great time.
- How to Move Around in Skiathos: though Skiathos is not that big I recommend you rent a car in ort that good and you may spend quite a lot of time with them.