We absolutely loved Skiathos, it was our second visit to the island. The previous time we stayed in Kolios and much preferred to stay in the town and catch the bus out to different beaches each morning, rather than stay out of town and try to catch the bus in for the evening.
The only downside we could say about the town is the motorbikes/scooters that scoot up and down the alleyways.
We stayed close to the top of Papadiamantis Street so it was very convenient for bars and restaurants as well as bus stop no 4 to get to the beaches along the coast.
We ate at some really good restaurants, including:
Asprolithos – great lamb/beef stiffado
Liminaki – Moussaka to-die-for
it was only the second week of the season, a lot of the beaches didn’t have their sunbeds out – including Banana Beach.Read More
So we caught the bus to bus stop 16 (Ag. Paraskevi) and went to the beach near the Skiathos Princess Hotel. This was very quiet and we were allowed to use the hotel sunbeds for free if we bought a drink or two – not sure that this will be the same at busier times.
The hotel’s own taverna wasn’t open, they were getting it ready for opening towards the end of our stay.
There’s a really nice taverna right at bus stop 16 called Orsa, we left the beach and had lunch there most days.
Great spag bol, Moussaka, soutzoukakia (although this came with frozen chips which was a shame), typically paid around €21 to €23 for 2 main courses, litre of house wine and a beer.
The town is made up of winding alleyways that are great to explore.
In town some of the bars were very quiet, we often had drinks at a restaurant called Dino’s which was smack in the middle of Pap Street and great for people watching.
The people who ran it were great.
We would definitely choose to return to Skiathos but would always want to stay in the town.