where to go on holiday???

Malta, Tenerife, Cornwall

Just how HOT will it be??......also some tips please!?

Hi, i would assume that the temperature at the end of June is usually not boiling so i would say between 26-32 C. My advice is to try and go to the beach between say 9-12 then stay in the shade (under an umbrella/tree/in a taverna) between 1-3.30 and then go back out in the sun. Between 1 and 3.30 the sun is the hotest! Good luck and enjoy Greece :-)

Greece - Quiet, Historic, With Beach, Not Too Many Kids - HELP!?

Greece is crowded with tourists by definition. Crete is a great choice, though. So is Rhodes, if you want some history. Anyway..... if you want to run from the crowds, I'd advise some beautiful, nice, quiet island in the northern part of the Aegean. Have a nice vacation you two!

What are your 5 fav. Greek islands?

There isn't a Greek island I've been to that I didn't like. If I had to pick 5 faves, they would be: Kefalonia Crete Skiathos Thassos Mytilini But then I also love Tinos, Paros, Lemnos, Corfu and Syros.

Where would the best place in Greece be............?

Corfu has an extensive kilo-metric road system and some excellent roads for running and there are many people who do it . Also it has two very convenient coves, of almost a mile long stretch, for walking too. One in Garitsa bay and the other in Ipsos bay.

Best place to go in Greece in October?

santorini, corfu, athens, halkidiki

Is this hot enough to tan?

Oooh sh*t yeah ... I'm from Australia so that seems pretty normal to me. But if you're from a place with a colder climate, you're gonna cook =S You'll definitely tan though.

Why no holidays to Mykonos ?

Apparently Myconos has reached capacity and wants no more tourism. Just like Disneyland. When 60.000 people walk in, they close the gates!

Which is/are your favorite beach/beaches in Greece?

I know a small beach somewhere no more than 10m across, left and right salty rocks and pine trees. Fine white powdery sand, deep emerald crystal clear waters. Where is it? Not for all the Cigars of the world I wont tell you. There are no more than a dozen people that know the secret !

I'm going to athens, greece this week and want to know where i should spend the five days i'm not in athens.

Yes, Corfu is beautiful and out of the world. You should try it though it may be a bit cold in this weather... Santorini is another where you might try and go. It was the top destination last year.

Whats your favorite beach in Greece?

Kavourotripes - Sithonia Chalkidiki Banana - Skiathos Porto Katsiki - Lefkada Antipaxos Kolimbithres - Paros Aliko - Naxos Antiparos (no name secluded beach) But on top of all are: Maganari - Ios Pori - Koufonisia Greece is full of paradise beaches, my friends...

I'm Going To Greece For 10 Days, Any Chance I Might Get To See Some Protests?

Spectacular spectacular! Now Greece aside from Ancient monuments and dazzling beaches offers you the chance of a lifetime to live the life of a protester for some hours maybe even for a whole day! Oh my god. There will be no protests where you're going unfortunately. But there are protests outside Athens good god, whoever said else has no living idea of Greece. In Thessaloniki there are protests almost every time there is one in Athens or in Greece in general, also Cretans are very active, but you won't be in Crete. People in Epirus such as Ioannina do protest and occupy buildings everytime there is a call for protest all around Greece and many other places that are considered 'towns' or cities. You won't get to see protests on archeological spots such as Delphi you won't see protests in islands of touristic importance and you will definately not come accross any protests in the mountain Olympus or in the rocks of Meteora.

What to see from the Athens Airport?

Not much I'm afraid. To go to the center is an hours trip each way. So that leaves very limited time to do anything. Most likely you will have to spend that time in the airport. Only possible off the airport grounds visit you can do is the mega stores just on the other side of the road, but even that is a bit too far to walk to. IKEA, Le Roy Marlin, an electrical appliances and a clothes outlet are there and up until mid August there are sales on. So you may make an interesting buy.

How to get a really nice tan !?

Go to a tanning bed or get a real one from the sun. Try not to use lotions or sprays. To me, the are noticeably fake.

Which one is better ? Corfu or skiathos?

Depend on how old are you and what you want to do. For us the greeks skiathos is ideal for family holidays, for young people who want fun i believe corfu is better. Skiathos has a small scale of tourism yet has a lot to offer. But i you just want to party like crasy corfu is the place to be with mass tourism scale. both of the island are crowded during august so be carefull. Both of them are different but both of them are beutifull. I will go to skiathos at 13/07 so when i return you can ask me whatever you want. I have been in corfu but not during summer. I know that corfu is sea, sun, sights, sand and sex. Choose what you like best.

Lalaria Beach, Skiathos?

I LOVE THAT BEACH!!!! But I don't have a picture of it, sorry. :( Try looking here....http://images.google.com.my/images?hl=en&rlz=1T4ADBR_enMY325MY327&um=1&sa=1&q=lalaria+skiathos&aq=f&oq=&start=0

Are there sharks in Skiathos waters?

None that you should worry about. The real worries should be the sharks on land. You know the ones who go up to good looking girls at the beach and flex their muscles. "Check out these pecs baby. Yeah, see how I made it twitch? That's precise muscle control. This body is a temple, do you want to be a temple priestess and worship my body?" Watch out for those sharks.

Summer Sun... Skiathos?? here we come....HELP!!?

I've been to Thessaloniki, but I can't help you with Skiathos... sorry...

Help (London-Skiathos)?

from London Gatwick three and a half hours great place you will enjoy the island Skiathos the landing is a bit of fun the pilot is braking before he lands the plane, its a short landing watch the you tube vid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGN9iHWyGdA

What was the best cultural experience you had?

I experience this festival where most in the are silent for a day and all even the tourists participate to the festival. It happens yearly in Bali as their culture.

What is the average cost to fly to Greece in June?

From where ? Try http://www.expedia.com that should give you a clue.

Spending money for Skiathos Greece???

you will need about 500 euro... Skiathos is kinda expensive~

Eating out in Skiathos Greece...hmmmmmmm?

it depends on how close is that restaurant to the beach,it can be very expensive,it can cost you from 20 euro to 40 euro maybe more.. i would suggest you to go to the centre of Skiathos ,there is a nice tavern in the highest spot of skiathos,you can see all skiathos from there and is much cheaper.... PS:Always ask for the menu catalog(prices)~

review please of paramount hotel in skiathos?

have a look on trip ad visor, put in place then search hotel, you will get honest reviews on there

Athens, Skiathos and Ios?


All the rooms booked out in Skiathos, Greece??

Why in Skiathos with so high prices? In the Dodecanese there are islands like Rodos, Symi, Nisiros, Tilos, which are really fantastic the the people there do not expect to get rich overnight. 400 Euros? Dear god!

Skiathos, July 2009 information needed :)?

It will me nice and warm 90 plus degrees Fahrenheit, not sure what that converts to in Celsius, but bring shorts and a swimsuit!

Skiathos to Athens boat trip?

I think you have to drive or take a bus to Ag. Konstantinos or Volos (3-4 hours drive) and from there you take the ferry to Skiathos).

Skiathos Forest Fires?

Hi. Me, my wife and my 9 year old daughter came back from Troulos on Friday 13th July a day after the fires. The worst hit area was the next resort of Aghia Paraskevi ( Platanias) although it did make it to the edge of Troulos ( between bus stops 17 and 18) with the vast majority of the resort escaping any damage. I do not know where your apartments are but as far as we were made aware there were no apartments damaged in Troulos and on walking around on the morning after this did appear to be the case. We had to get off at bus stop 20 for our accomodation which is by the Frog Bar (and road to the beach. Here you would not even know there had been a fire unless you looked up towards bus stop 18 and beyond. It only seemed to be the pine forest that sustained the damage although you will only see this as you leave Troulos and head towards Skiathos town which will also take you through the worst hit resort. The roads were undamaged and so you can still get around as normal. I would very much doubt your holiday company would lie about your hotel as I would have thought by law they would have to advise you that your accomodation was to be changed and giving reasons why. You will still be able to have a great holiday it is just unfortunate that some of the surrounding pine forests have been severly damaged. We would go back tomorrow as we loved our first visit to this island. Go and enjoy I am sure you will have a fab time

What is Skiathos like in May?

Generally speaking May is not one of the hot months in Greece. Apart from that, the tourist season starts for some places around that time. Also not all amenities are available in full. So, be prepared to be in quieter surroundings, sunny but not hot.

Katsarou and Rache Vasilias in Skiathos. Can anybody tell me some resort information on these.?

Do you mean Koutsouri? I know Vasillias Beach area it isn't too far from the main town area approx 30mins walk. The beach of Vasillias has a taverna and it is children friendly.

Hotel Esperides Skiathos Greece?

Hi, http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g189499-d290705-Reviews-Hotel_Esperides_Achladies_Bay-Skiathos_Sporades.html

Where in skiathos are the Achladies Apartments?

http://www.freewebs.com/achladies-apartments/ hope this helps you

Have you been to Skiathos Island?

I have been there with my parents when I was a little kid. Anyway it is more of a party island for young people than an island for family vacations like Alonissos, Skopelos, Lesvos or Syros.

Skiathos island (Greece) to Venice , Fly or Train or Ship?

usually what comes to mind if someone wants to travel cheaper is to take the long uncomfortable way. that is taking a boat or the flying dolphin to go to the port of Volos or Agios Konstantinos,or the boat to Pireas,afterward a bus to take you to Athens, to catch another bus to take you to Patras and hop on a ship to travel to Italy. and not all ships end up in Venice most of them actually go to Brintizi or Ancona, so you may have to take another bus to take you to Venice. i would check the rates on planes if i were you and compare them with with all the travel expenses of the longest route, and of course the longest route is also time consuming, so i would put that also on my list. http://www.in2greece.com/english/places/summer/islands/skiathos.htm http://www.cemepe.prd.uth.gr/Bus%20Athens-Volos.pdf http://www.athensinfoguide.com/buslineswinter/busTT3.htm http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g189398-i192-k289216-From_Athens_airport_to_Agios_Constantinos_port-Greece.html http://www.ferries.gr/gaferries/ http://thalis.math.upatras.gr/~panos/EnglVersion/Webpage/HowtoreachPatras.html http://www.ferries.gr/minoan/VenMain.htm http://www.aia.gr/flight_schedule/domestic_en.htm http://www.aia.gr/flight_schedule/european_en.htm

Accomodation with pool in Skiathos?

Many of the hotels and apartments in Skiathos have pools, but I certainly wouldn't wait until you arrive before looking for something that suits. Do you really want to waste time going around with luggage searching for and comparing accommodation? And how would you know where to look & what is a reasonable price? It must be far better to have a look at a number of properties, in the comfort of your home, where you can see who has availability, the price charged and the area & facilities on offer. You can also get the views of others that have used the accommodation. http://www.alpharooms.com/guide/greece/skiathos/default.aspx http://www.skiathosapartments.com/

There is a new pool at troulos bay hotel in skiathos - where can i find a picture?

Try typing in on google, "troulos bay hotel new pool". I have never stayed there myself, but I go to Troulos every year and I am going back at the end of july this year. I stay in the Victoria Complex apartments which I would definitely recommend! Have a great holiday :) x

Skopelos or Skiathos greek Island? Which one is better? reccommend?

Both are great! But I think I prefer Skopelos,if you go there finally don't forget to swim in Stafilos beach! Scopelos has fabulous landscape and great beaches (as in all the Sporades).I really like this island.....Have fun in Greece

what is the age limit in greece, skiathos to buy alcohol? also to go clubbin?

Well the legal age to buy alcohol and clubs is 18 like everywhere in Greece. It's unlikely for them to card anyone unless they look really underage. So I'd advice you to be careful, I mean don't drink to much and take care of yourself. Since you are a young girl, it would be a pity to see some nasty older man take advantage of you. Stay with your friends. .or whoever you go to Greece with and have fun.

Holiday on the island of Skiathos GREECE! Any tips?

The only sharks I found were in a Tex-Mex place. Basically, gyros pita at four times the price. Otherwise no more expensive really than anywhere else in Greece. Fantastic beaches and loads of them. Old town is really nice. Airport is, um, interesting. Only one real road so car hire isn't too necessary and there's a great bus service, bus stops are numbered to make it really easy. Take a cruise to Skopelos and Alonnisos, see the dolphins. Nice island, you'll have loads of fun.

Is Skiathos airport still working this summer?

I think so. Athens Airways seems to be flying twice a week to Skiathos. Check it out: http://www.athensairways.com/cgi-bin/airkiosk/I7/191003?100204192025.

I am going to Skiathos on 20 July. Should i book ferry in advance?

for sure you should as fewer ferries operating this year. Make sure you book onto a ferry that CF beside it - this means Car ferry. Enjoy Skiathos it's a lovely island.

Can anyone advise the approximate distance, and or travel time by hydrofoil from Skiathos island to Athens?

Sure, you leave Athens with Bus to Volos, takes around 3 hours, there you get on a ferry. they take betwen 1hr 20min to 2hrs25min

How much does it cost to fly to Skiathos, Greece in June?

From where??

What episode of 'A Place In The Sun' features 'Skiathos/Skopelos'?

The episode is titled "Skiathos and Skopelos" and hosted by property expert Amanda Lamb. http://www.locatetv.com/tv/place-in-the-sun/208439 But there are conflicting information regarding the episode. MSN TV list the episode as being the 166th episode of "A Place in the Sun". Original Air Date: 02-05-2004 http://tv.msn.com/tv/series-episodes/a-place-in-the-sun.2/?si=21 While the Movie-TV-Database says it is part of Series 1 (Season 1) http://movie-tv-episode-database.com/Travel/A-Place-in-the-Sun-78989/season-1/episode-0/Skiathos-and-Skopelos-712909

Has anyone been to Skiathos in the Greek Islands?

Fly to Athens. Cab to Piraeus. Boat to Skiathos. No hassle. Just; anticipation, pleasure, relaxation, and then; even more pleasure. Have a wonderful time.

How can i get from Thessaloniki to Skiathos and how are the prices?

Have a look here: http://greekferries.forth-crs.gr/english/npgres.exe?PM=BB Choose your destination and your departure port, how many passengers, the day and you'll get the daily ferry schedule.

How do I get to Skiathos from Athens, Greece?

It is too early in the season. But usually the ferries go around the same time all year. From Volos you can take Hellenic Seaways Flying Cat at 14:30 and get to Skiathos at 16:00 or from Ag. Constantinos, Hellenic Seaways Flying Dolphin 10:30 and get to Skiathos at 12:00. You can book the ticket for sure one month ahead, so don't worry! http://www.hellenicseaways.gr/index.asp?a_id=209

Can anyone recommend anywhere romantic to either eat or drink in skiathos, Greece ?

Head for The Windmill which has brilliant views over Skiathos itself. It is a tough old trek up to it, but definitely worth it. Book in advance for a romantic dinner at The Honeymoon Table. It is not cheap, but the setting and food are superb.

How much is it to go to Skiathos for an under 18?

emm you didn't mention how long you will plan to stay there.the 2 already answered are trolls ok?you should not take much,only for buing food snacks/drinks & presents[my cousin went there 2 years ago & i can inform you{if you haven't already known} the island became very popular attraction due to the fact ''mamma mia'' movie being filmed there.you are lucky spending your holidays there ;))