: Skiathos (JSI) Airport
: Skiathos Port
: Vromolimnos Beach
: Taverna Lia, Vromolimnos
: Taverna Lia
With its lush vegetation, Skiathos Island is the greenest of the Northern Sporades Islands, offering over 60 beaches, famous for their fine golden sand and crystal clear blue water.
Villa Maestrali is located on the exclusive Kalamaki Peninsula, just 600 meters away from Vromolimnos Beach.
Skiathos town, which is 7 km from the villa, has many cafés and tavernas, some on the water front, others in the lively maze of its back streets, filled with bright colored bougainvilleas, climbing up the white-washed walls of the typical greek houses.
A great variety of shops offer everything from local produce to refined jewelry, fashionable shoes and clothing.
The buzzing night-life is enhanced by the many trendy discos and clubs along the waterfront of the old ship yards.
For boat lovers: there is charter day-sailing and boat tours around the island. You can visit the Marine Park on neighboring Alonissos Island which protects monk seals and two different kinds of dolphins or go on the 'Mama Mia' tour to Skopelos island with the chapel location of the wedding scene in the film.
Besides visiting the lovely islands of Alonissos and Skopelos, Skiathos also offers smaller boats for rent to zip along the coast line in and stop at small coves and beaches that are only reachable by boat.
Just minutes away from the old port, you can take your rental boat to the uninhabited island of Arkos, which has just a few sun beds and one small taverna with exceptionally delicious, fresh home cooking.
The Island has sports activities for all tastes, from tennis to horseback-riding and offers all water sports. For hikers, there are the famous Kastro ruins on the north coast, with its lovely taverna and somewhat wilder, less crowded beach.
In mid-town Skiathos you can watch the latest movies (in English with subtitles) in the wonderful old open-air cinema. Enjoy this special place with fresh pop-corn, other snacks and drinks, while the seagulls swoop through the sky above your head.
Another 'must-see' in town is the house in which Alexandros Papadiamantis, one of the most important Greek authors of the past century was born, lived and died.
In his novellas and stories he presents a universal picture through the microcosm of the tight-knit society of the village on the remote island of Skiathos. He has been translated into many languages.