Skiathos, Greece (Island)

Skiathos, Greece (Island)

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 405 vacation rentals near Skiathos. From 194 villas to 97 apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Skiathos for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Swinging Skiathos—the heart and soul of the Aegean

A miniscule island in the Aegean Sea, Skiathos is a rapidly trending vacation destination that's known for its ample beachfront, bustling downtown, and a bounty of historic churches and monasteries throughout the island. It's home to a lively dining and nightlife scene, and you'll find plenty of buzzy bars and al fresco eateries lining the streets near the Old Harbor. A short ferry ride from Skopelos and the Greek mainland, your Skiathos vacation rental will put you at the heart of the Aegean, with easy access to local sights like the Papadiamantis House Museum and the 19th-century Church of Panagia Limnia.

It's all within your beach on sandy Skiathos

At the popular Koukounaries Beach, you'll find plenty of sandy waterfront, a wealth of umbrellas and sunloungers, and a lively atmosphere where youthful beachgoers swim, sunbathe, and play other waterfront sports. For a quieter seaside experience, the secluded Paralia Lalaria—say that 5 times fast—features striking rock arches and a length of bright, white pebbled shoreline along the Aegean Sea. And when you're through working on your tan, you'll find plenty of upscale boutiques, cosmopolitan restaurants, and happening nightlife in the bustling downtown area near the harbor.

A storied past: monasteries and a museum in a writer's home

It's not all fun in the sun, though—Skiathos is also home to plenty of art and culture institutions, and you'll have your work cut out for you seeing what the island's got. At the Papadiamantis House Museum, you can learn about the life and times of local writer Alexandros Papadiamantis through exhibits, memorabilia, and artifacts in the 19th-century author's boyhood home. Or you can check out the 17th-century Panagia Kounistra Monastery, where you can stroll the immaculately kept grounds and scope some scenic views of the surrounding pine forests.

Mostly sunny in seasonal, seaside Skiathos

Skiathos has a Mediterranean climate, which means dry, hot summers and cool, fairly wet winters. Average highs during the summer months peak at 84 degrees in July and August. Average winter temps range from a low of 36 degrees in January to a high of 52 degrees in February. Though most of the island's rain comes between late fall and early spring, you may still get the occasional summer shower, too. Since the beaches are a major draw, you'll find that summer is the island's busiest season, and you'll have the best luck finding low rates on Skiathos vacation rentals during the slower winter months.

Skiathos—just 4 miles (yet worlds away) from the mainland

Part of the northern Sporades island group in the northwest Aegean Sea, Skiathos lies about 4 miles off the nearest coast of mainland Greece. Its coastal geography includes peninsulas and capes dotted with sandy beaches, lagoons, and rocky shoreline, while the interior of the island is made up of rolling hillsides and lush pine forests. The highest point on the island is the peak of Mount Karafiltzanaka, at a height of 1,421 feet. With a Skiathos vacation rental, you'll be surrounded by some of the Mediterranean's most iconic scenery.