Essentials for a beach holiday
Beach bag or rugsack is a must as you have to travel by bus/car to get to many of the beaches, to get to the more isolated beaches you might have to walk longer distances as well. Good walking shoes(sneakers). Flipflops for the beach. Flat dressier sandals for night. Leave your high-heels at home! A comfy sweatshirt for windy days on the beach. A cardigan to cover up in the evening. Do not forget your bikini! A thick moisturizing body lotion to repair dry and burned skin. Sun-screen is very important! Waterproof-mascara. Good books to read on the beach. (books are quite expensive at Skiathos and the selection is limited)
Skiathos and the northen sporades
"Skiathos and the northen sporades"
I went there in 2001, before Euro and before becoming a famous resort, the island is wild with just a small town, typical Greece (not white as Santorini and Mykonos, but typical for shapes), I rented a house on the top of the hill, with a great and wonderful seeing over the harbour and oldtown.
All restaurants and bars are around the new harbour (which is just 1 minute walk from old one!), Kavos is one of the best, very crowded all the night, but just try all of them, you’ll be surprised!
All the famous beaches are in the southern coast of island: Koukounaries, Vromolimnos are the best, the first one is huge and wide with nice pines in the back. You can have also watersports like waterskiing, bananas and huge rushing saferings linked to a boat.
On one side there is the naturist beach, also huge, to try!
Vromolimnos (which should mean dirty lake, but dirty there is nothing!), is a small strip, normal for being in Greece, beach but the attractive is the huge round bar in the backside, throwing icecubes like Coyote Ugly’s girls, and serving cocktails directily in mouth through waterpistols!
When I was there every restaurant was extremely good and cheap, at maximum 5000 Drachmes = 15 € for a full seafood dinner and greek wine; dealing with wine try the white Retsina!!
Take also a day for a boat trip to near Skopelos and Alonnisos!