One of the best beaches on Skiathos
The little resort of Vasilias nestles on the peaceful outskirts of island capital Skiathos Town. It's a picture of whitewashed houses and traditional tavernas, set against the backdrop of pine-covered hills.
Translating as 'the king's beach', Vasilias is hands-down one of Skiathos' most scenic stretches of sand. It's the perfect spot for families, with plenty of space to pull up a lounger and spend the day paddling. There are some good watersports for active types, including waterskiing and windsurfing, and boat rental options provide the best way to see more of Skiathos.
In the evenings, you're a 10-minute bus or taxi ride from Skiathos Town, with its appealing mix of tavernas, family-friendly restaurants and lively bars.
The flight to Skiathos is around 3 hours 30 minutes from the UK.
Transfer time from Skiathos airport to Vasilias Beach 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.