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Beaches and boat trips
Holidays in Agia Paraskevi take you to the pretty east coast of Skiathos. It’s a quaint, tranquil village where you can spend days relaxing and immersing yourself in the island’s fascinating culture. Located on the south coast it’s close to some of the area’s best beaches, as well as being just a 15-minute drive away from the capital, Skiathos Town, and some of the island’s beauty spots.
The town is all about long lazy days spent sprawled out on golden sands and enjoying watersports and delicious fresh seafood. There are long stretches of sand with gently shelving waters making it ideal for families, as well as quieter coves where couples can enjoy a picnic in a secluded setting. In the town itself you’ll find little tavernas which serve up traditional Greek platters, alongside fine local wines, warm breads, creamy dips, and more.
Agia Paraskevi is the quiet side of Skiathos. The whitewashed streets of the town date back to the island’s past and house little tavernas, friendly bars, and luxury hotels, and villas. The picturesque church is worth a visit, while boat trips from the beach give you the chance to explore the coastline from a different angle.
Going for night dive is one of the best experiences you can have on the island. The waters are so clear you can see all sorts of marine life from 30 metres. If you want to learn to dive as a beginner, or top-up your skills with more advanced dives there are plenty of PADI courses available.
Alternatively, you can spend your time shopping instead of in the water, as Platanias is only 5 minutes away, there you'll find all sorts of little shops selling souvenirs. For more variety you can make your way to Skiathos Town, where there will be plenty of boutiques, side-street shops, and jewellers.
Book with Sovereign today and we’ll take care of you from the moment you book to the moment you return home. Every little detail is sorted, including selected airport lounges and private transfers, which come as standard. All of our hotels have been tried and tested by an expert member of staff to ensure they match our exacting standards. Choose to stay at the Skiathos Princess and you’ll be on the private beach in no time. Couples will love the fantastic dining, while little ones can enjoy the Kids’ Club.
The flight to Skiathos is around 3 hours 30 minutes from the UK.
Transfer time from Skiathos airport to Agia Paraskevi is approximately 20 minutes.
Skiathos enjoys long, hot summers with reliable sunshine from May all the way to September or October. The spring and autumn months are warm enough for beach days, but July and August is when temperatures soar, regularly hitting 30°C.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Greece.
In Greece, a service charge will be included in the bill at restaurants and bars. Much like the UK, an additional tip is not required, although is appreciated for particularly good service. It is common to round off the amount when paying cash, particularly with wait staff and taxi drivers.
The official language of Greece is Greek. English is widely spoken, too, so getting by is easy.