... only 5-25 min to dozens of sandy beaches / tavernas, traffic-free village, boutiques, and quayside tavernas - café-bars.
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Orchard Villa nestles in a ½-acre securely fenced olive-grove with private parking drive for 4 cars, on a peaceful hillside over Skiathos Bay and its stunning '7-island' panorama. It's near village, only 10 min. drive to harbourside tavernas, cafes, and shops ... near beach (only 5-25 mins drive to 50+ sandy beaches and coves), near shops, and near taverna (3 of the Skiathos' top-10 within 12 mins walk),
It's a traditional Greek island villa with blue shutters, low red-tiled roofs, and roof sun-terrace. There’s a large cool flag-stoned split-level living room, four air-conditioned wood-beamed bedrooms, 3 wet-rooms (one en-suite), and split-level salon with British 'pub'-style bar across to friendly open-plan kitchen.
Four French windows open onto a furnished vine-covered courtyard patio overlooking the three garden terraces for sunbathing, partying, and drinks by the private pool. The patio is is your extended living-room, comfy for dinner and drinks 'til after midnight, with the garden lights and moonlit views across the bay to twinkling village lights on Skopelos and Evia Islands.
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Picturesque Skiathos Village (10 mins) and harbour saw the ‘Arrival of the Fathers’ in Mamma Mia.
Cobbled traffic free lanes lead to taverna-lined harbour and marina, scores of shops, tavernas, clubs and bars, and all services.
Most Skiathos villas are built in traditional Aegean island style, with low-pitched red-tile roofs, blue shutters, white or pastel walls - just like 'Orchard Villa' above (and no giant multi-storey hotels)
Skiathos has a world-class scenic coast and views (click for ⇒ 'Photos'), and unlike most Greek islands, literally scores of sandy beaches and coves. The dozen or so larger beaches have tavernas, bars, and water-sports. All are within 5-25mns drive, plus maybe a scramble down to a favourite secluded cove. It's also pleasant - but takes longer - by water-taxi from the harbour, and to beaches on nearby islets Tsougria and Arkos (with simple cantinas).
"The Times" review ⇩ of Skiathos in their top-10 Greek islands ...
Petite Skiathos is home to a huge 63 of Greece’s most picture-perfect beaches. Deep green pine forests cloak the hilly interior, while beautiful, vivacious Skiathos Town — this is your spot for harbour-view cocktail bars and gourmet restaurants — turns into a lively street party every summer night. It’s an island for the young and young at heart, including a few celebrity regulars, but you’ll find plenty of affordable tavernas, bars and beaches even if you don’t have a Hollywood budget
OVERVIEW of TRAVEL to - and on - Skiathos (all travel details: click ⇒ 'Travel to Skiathos')
Skiathos airport upgrade brought in more budget air-fares and direct UK and EU charters, and direct B-A flights (Jul-Aug). Other options: budget flights to Athens and onward by domestic 'Aegean/Olympic' airline or express hydrofoil.
It's also surprisingly quick and practical to combine a Skiathos holiday with a tour by road ... possible stop-overs Venice, the Alps, Athens.
Local transport is good - bus, radio-taxis, water-taxis, ferries for island or mainland trips. Away from beaches are dozens of village and country tavernas; hill walking, forest hikes, horse-riding, trail biking; and restored Byzantine monasteries and chapels (but no 'classical' ruins!). And all on an island barely 9x6 miles many see as the most attractive in all Greece.