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Find information on Aghia Paraskevi in our Travel Guide covering sights, foods and nightlife plus more...
Aghia Paraskevi is situated nine kilometres west of Skiathos Town on the south coast of the island and has a transfer time from the airport of twenty minutes. Aghia Paraskevi lies in an area of great natural beauty where the dark green trees sweep down to the golden sand. It is a purpose built resort with a range of accommodation, restaurants and tavernas catering for most tastes and budgets. A variety of water sports are available from the beach. Shopping is limited but there are water taxis and regular buses to Skiathos Town where there is an abundance of shops. An Aghia Paraskevi holiday offers warm sunshine, a soft sandy beach and clear blue sea all to be enjoyed in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Aghia Paraskevi is a relaxed purpose built resort on the south coast of Skiathos The sandy beach surrounded by trees offers safe bathing and a range of water sports. The modern accommodation provides every comfort and the restaurants and tavernas serve a variety of menu. Shoppers can take a short water taxi or a bus ride to nearby Skiathos Town where satisfaction is almost guaranteed.
An Aghia Paraskevi holiday is very popular with families and couples of all ages. It is the ideal spot for a relaxing break by the sea. Water sports enthusiasts have a choice of activities and ramblers will find many pleasant walks in the woods.
The most popular time to visit Aghia Paraskevi is in the summer although the season extends from Easter to the end of October. The summertime temperature range is in the middle to late twenties.
Aghia Paraskevi, on the south coast of Skiathos, is a very popular resort with beach lovers. Its long swathes of golden sand slope gently into the clear, calm water of the bay, offering safe conditions for children and less confident swimmers. Those with energy to spare can try their hand at some of the water sports available from the beach. These include water skiing and paragliding, as well as sailing and fishing.
Aghia Paraskevi is a purpose built resort with some very good accommodation including luxury hotels. There are also apartments and studios catering for most pockets. The tavernas offer a range of mainly traditional food where you can dine al fresco. Although shopping is limited, Skiathos Town is only a short bus ride to the east.
Excursions are available to other beaches and resorts as well as to other small islands. Kastro, a medieval village is well worth visiting.
An Aghia Paraskevi holiday offers relaxation on a stunning beach in a guarantee of summer sun.
Aghia Paraskevi nightlife is fairly low-key where the larger hotels provide much of the evening entertainment. Tavernas offer pleasant evenings where you can enjoy a tasty meal and a carafe of wine under the stars. Those wishing for a livelier nightlife can take a bus ride to Skiathos Town with its lively bars, discos and clubs.
Aghia Paraskevi has limited shopping with minimarkets for essential provisions as well as a number of gift shops. Those for whom a holiday is incomplete without a shopping trip, can take a bus or water taxi to Skiathos Town. Here they will find a wide range of shops, boutiques, and stalls. There are the usual numbers of gift and souvenir shops where you can buy the obligatory holiday mementoes. Popular purchases include leather goods, pottery and ceramics, lace and embroidered linens and for bling lovers, a range of gold and silver jewellery.
Aghia Paraskevi has tavernas providing a range of delicious food to accommodate most tastes. Locally caught fish, simply cooked, is always delicious. Moussaka is another Greek favourite made from minced lamb, aubergines and a béchamel sauce. A good way to try traditional food is to order Mezedes, the Greek equivalent of the Spanish tapas, which includes a variety of bite-sized fish, meat and vegetables.
Local wines are inexpensive and very palatable.
Children are always made very welcome in restaurants and their tastes and portion size are usually accommodated.