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Skiathos

Skiathos is the smallest of the Sporades islands (eight miles long and six miles wide) and lies closest to the Greek mainland, six miles away. The northern coastline remains virtually untouched; a visit to the northern beaches, below beautiful valleys of pines, by private boat will reward the more adventurous with clear waters and privacy. Alternatively, the tiny island of Tsougria off the southern coast can be reached by caque in fifteen minutes from Skiathos harbour and offers a selection of sandy beaches. Skiathos Town is the only town on the island; a drive to the interior of Skiathos allows one to find small hamlets hidden amongst pine forests and ornate churches.
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A beach on Skiathos east coast

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The coast road offers easy access to small pockets of holiday resort trappings: large sandy beaches with sun loungers and umbrellas; watersports and scuba-diving clubs; tavernas and bars; impromptu shops selling beach accessories; supermarkets and boat hire. Skiathos will appeal to those who want sandy beaches. Small caques depart every morning from the harbour of Skiathos Town for the more popular beaches.

In Skiathos Town the waterfront bars face bobbing caques, painted in rich colours, and yachts from all nations; evenings attract fashion conscious strollers; soft music varies from Greek to classical, soul and jazz; northern European accents mingle with southern. From the waterfront, narrow flagstoned sidestreets of jewellery shops rise to an area devoted to tavernas and restaurants.

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Skiathos town at night

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Villa Pefka
Near Skiathos Town | Sleeps 2 6 I Early Booking Offer

Villa Pefka is set in large private grounds in a peaceful, residential yet countrified area called Kalivia, just a five minute drive from the waterfront of Skiathos Town. From its elevated hillside position, there are beautiful views over the surrounding olive groves towards Skiathos Town and across the sea to the little islands lying offshore from Skiathos south coast. Built on one level and with a large grassed area, easily visible from the living areas, the villa is one of our more child-friendly properties. Comfortably furnished and spacious interiors open out to wide verandahs and swimming pool.
Accommodation: open-plan sitting room, dining and kitchen area (with dishwasher); one double bedroom, en suite bathroom with bath; two twin bedrooms; bathroom with shower. Facilities: air-conditioning throughout; TV/DVD & CD player; Wi-Fi; washing machine; barbecue. Private swimming pool: 8m x 5m & depth 0.80m 1.7m Amenities: there are three tavernas within a fifteen minute walk. The sandy beach of Megali Ammos, four kilometres away, has water sports facilities and a few beachfront caf bars. Xanemos beach, five and a half kilometres away, has a small beach bar.

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Achladies Beach Cottage


At Achladies Beach | Sleeps 2 4 I Early Booking Offer

Set back just fifteen metres from the sea, Achladies Beach Cottage is a perfect spot for those wanting to stay close to the sandy beach. A pathway leads from the cottage through a small garden of olive trees and tall pampas grass to the beach in front of the property. Simply but comfortably furnished, the cottage has a shaded terrace and an attractive courtyard of potted plants, tended to by the owners who live next door. Achladies Beach Cottage will appeal to those looking for a comfortable base close to a sandy beach and affording easy access to a good selection of shops and tavernas.

Accommodation: open-plan sitting room (with sofa bed) , dining and kitchen area; one double bedroom and one single bedroom; bathroom with shower. Facilities: air-conditioning in sitting room (small charge payable locally). Courtyard shower. Amenities: Achladies beach has four tavernas and a watersports centre (and boat hire). Two supermarkets are just a two minute walk away and a water taxi service from the beach to Skiathos Town leaves hourly until 11pm each day.

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Villa Psappha
Near Skiathos Town | Sleeps 2 10

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Villa Psappha is surrounded by olive groves and enjoys privacy and seclusion yet is only a five minute drive to the waterfront shops and tavernas of Skiathos Town. The villa is comfortably furnished and spacious, with ample terraces and balconies. From the villas elevated hillside position, there are dramatic views over a valley carpeted with olive trees, the red rooftops of Skiathos Town and harbour and across the sea to Evia. With no immediate neighbours, Psapphas setting is only disturbed by cicadas and the occasional call of a shepherd to his flock. Mature gardens of pink and white oleanders, bougainvillaea and wisteria enclose the pool terrace.
Accommodation: ground floor of an open-plan sitting room, dining and kitchen area (with dishwasher); one double bedroom, with air-conditioning; one twin bedroom; bathroom with bath and shower. First Floor is a large mezzanine floor with double bed and sitting area; bathroom with shower. Lower floor: accessed from the pool terrace open-plan sitting room, dining and kitchen area; one double bedroom and one twin bedroom; bathroom with shower. Facilities: satellite TV/DVD & CD/iPod player; washing machine; Wi-Fi; barbecue. Private swimming pool: 6m x 3m & depth 1.2m 1.6m Amenities: Skiathos Town and the sandy beach of Megali Ammos are a five minute drive.

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Villa Ithea
At Sklithri Bay | Sleeps 2 8

Villa Ithea is one of the very few villas on Skiathos to be close to the sea and yet to have a swimming pool. The villa is on a hillside of olive and pine trees and overlooks Tsaneria Bay. Seven other villas stand further up the hill but Itheas sea-facing terraces (affording wonderful views) and pool have privacy. The natural terraces which border the villa are planted with grapevine, roses, palms and colourful flowers which blend into the surrounding pines. As there are unprotected drops, the villa is not suitable for toddlers.
Accommodation: sitting room with four steps down to kitchen and eight steps up to a gallery dining room; three double bedrooms and one twin bedroom; two bathrooms with showers. Facilities: air-conditioning throughout; CD player; washing machine. Private swimming pool: 7m x 3.5m & depth 1.2m 2m Amenities: several beaches and tavernas are within walking distance. Skiathos Town is five kilometres away.

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Zakaroula Villas
Near Skiathos Town | 2 villas each sleeping 2 4

The two Zakaroula Villas hide away on the hillside of Profitis Ilias, in undisturbed seclusion yet only a ten minute drive inland from Skiathos Town. The views from the villas are to the hills and valleys of olive groves, the whitewashed houses of Skiathos Town and its port and the offshore islands of Argos, Maragos, Tsougri and Tsougriaki. Each villa is set thirty metres apart on separate hillside terraces and is surrounded by olive trees. There are two tavernas within walking distance from the villas. The nearest beach is Megali Ammos, four kilometres away, where there is a watersports centre.
Accommodation: upper villa has a ground floor of a sitting room; kitchen; shower room. Stairs up to one double and one twin bedroom each with en suite bathroom with shower. Lower villa has a ground floor of a sitting room; one double bedroom, en suite bathroom with shower; kitchen. Stairs up to one double bedroom and en suite bathroom with shower. Facilities: air-conditioning in all bedrooms; TV/DVD & CD player; barbecue. Private swimming pool: each villas pool is 8m x 7m & depth 0.90m 1.8m Amenities: Skiathos Town, with a varied selection of tavernas, shops and bars, is a ten minute drive.

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