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First timers!

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First timers!

Hello

I will be visiting Skiathos for the first time next week - can't wait!

I will be staying at the Astoria hotel in Troulos - any recommendations and tips for the resort and the island as a whole would be much appreciated.

are there a few beaches within walking distance of the hotel etc?

Has anyone stayed here recently - and what did you think?

Thanks

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1. Re: First timers!

I stayed at Troulos a couple of years ago .....End of June time ...Really loved Skiathos ..There is a great beach at Troulos with a couple/three tavernas . Resort is quite on a night time - Just enough tavernas not enough bars (for me). A must is a visit to Skiathos Town you must do this both during the day AND on an evening . There are regular buses to Skiathos Town (but please see posts on TA re buses in Skiathos) there are reports that these buses are particularly difficult/full at this time of year . Do bus to the end of the island . Banana beach etc are beautiful spots down there . There are also boat trips available from ST - An island tour which is a day trip (think about 15e) and a trip that visits Skopelos again a day trip (25 E) Enjoyed both . Great long days out .Its a great island ...hope you enjoy

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2. Re: First timers!

Troulos beach is great and only a couple of minutes walk from your hotel. Get the bus into town while you are there, bus stop 20 at the end of the track. Christakis bar is a nice bar in Troulos, would recommend as there aren't very many. You should have a good meal everywhere in Troulos pretty much, Ratatouille, Sunrise Taverna, Troulos Bay Hotel & Villa Rosa are all nice for a meal. Hope you enjoy it, it's a very quiet place in the evening so don't expect it to be really lively!

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3. Re: First timers!

We stayed at the Astoria last week, nice hotel you wont be dissapointed, good for greek standards. Troulos beech is only 5mins walk away great for snorkling keep to the left side as you walk on it is less stoney when going in and out of sea. Easy to get bus in and out of Skiathos town, but a nightmare trying to get off bus when coming back. bus always full with people standing packed in like sardines, no matter what time of day. There are plenty of tavernas to eat out each night with alittle exploring, We tried a different one each night and were never dissapointed. Resort is quiet on a night time, but if you want a lively night go in to town. If its a relaxing and piecefull holiday you want then your going to the right place enjoy!! we did.

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4. Re: First timers!

I'm here now. Have been coming for 24 hrs. Only decent (ie: unspoilt) beaches are on the north side, Elias-Mandraki, Mikros-Aselinos and Kastro. Away from the Sun, Mirror and Daily Mail types.

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