Skiathos' number-one beach
This little village on Skiathos’ south coast boasts one of the best spots on the island. Just a 20-minute stroll from cosmopolitan Skiathos Town, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a little peace and quiet while still being close to the thick of things.
Megali Ammos is home to one of Skiathos’ top beaches – the nearest one to the capital. Narrow but amazingly long, this sand-and-shingle number is protected from the north winds by headlands that keep things calm, warm and shallow. It’s a well-equipped beach, with a good string of waterfront cafes and tavernas to stop in for lunch. Watersports are popular here – try water-skiing or snorkelling in a quiet spot.
Away from the beach, Megali Ammos has a small-town Greek feel complete with narrow alleyways hiding local tavernas and markets. If you fancy some excitement, Skiathos Town’s sights and sounds are an easy walk away.
The flight to Skiathos is around 3 hours 30 minutes from the UK.
Transfer time from Skiathos airport to Megali Ammos is approximately 10 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.