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Achladies lies on the east coast of Skiathos, the most western of the tiny Voreioi Sporades group of islands just off the east coast of mainland Greece in the Aegean Sea. Achladies is an attractive resort surrounded by trees, and benefits from being only four kilometres from Skiathos Town with a transfer time from the airport of twenty minutes. Skiathos is noted for its beaches and Achladies is no exception with its soft golden sand, clear blue water and a wide variety of water sports. Lining the beach are tavernas with diverse menus and bars to quench your thirst. An Achladies holiday offer a relaxing break in glorious sunshine surrounded by beautiful scenery with a wide selection of recreational activities both in and out of the water.
Achladies is the perfect holiday for those looking for relaxation in the pretty surroundings of this fertile island with green trees stretching down to the beach. Although the resort has a laid back atmosphere, there are plenty activities for the more energetic visitor and Skiathos Town, with its shops, restaurants, bars and discos is only a short bus or boat ride away.
Achladies is very popular with families, especially those with small children, because of the sandy beach and the safe bathing. It is also popular with couples who enjoy the relaxed atmosphere while benefiting from the amenities in nearby Skiathos Town.
The most popular time to visit Achladies 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.
Achladies is well placed to enjoy both the relaxation of a beach holiday, and the lively entertainment of the capital Skiathos Town. Lying around a calm bay, Achladies is only four kilometres from Skiathos. It has a beautiful sandy beach which shelves gently into the clearest of water providing safe bathing for children and less confident swimmers. A variety of water sports are available from the beach. Tavernas and bars line the beach offering daylong refreshments.
Achladies has a range accommodation catering for most budgets, from first class hotels to apartments and studios. It restaurants prepare a wide variety of food and accommodate most tastes. Nightlife is fairly peaceful, reflecting the resort’s popularity with families and couples. Shopping is limited but this matters little, being so close to Skiathos Town with its numerous boutiques and craft and gift shops.
The view from the beach looks out onto the tiny uninhabited island of Tsougria and the larger island of Skopelos. These beautiful islands are well worth visiting and excursions are readily available.
Skiathos Town, with its narrow cobbled streets, its little whitewashed houses with tiled roofs and its old churches, retains an old world charm. It has a fair sized marina for its many yachts. Three miles out of the town is the Evangelistrias Monastery which is well worth a visit.
Achladies has all the essential ingredients for a holiday to remember including as much relaxation as you could wish for, a variety of recreational activities for the more energetic, warm summer sunshine and a good sandy beach. In addition, it is very close to all the amenities offered by Skiathos Town.
Achladies nightlife is fairly low key. Evenings are spent in the tavernas and restaurants enjoying a little music over a meal and a drink. Those who wish to party until the early hours can take a short taxi ride to Skiathos Town where there are many lively bars and discos.
Achladies shopping is limited to mini-markets providing essential provisions and gift and souvenir stores selling the obligatory holiday mementoes. Popular purchases include leather goods, lace, embroidered linens, ceramics and jewellery. A regular bus service goes to Skiathos town where you can find designer shops as well as craft and gift shops.
Achladies has restaurants and tavernas serving a range of food and cater for most tastes. Those looking for greater variety can take a ride to Skiathos Town where there is a much wider choice including international cuisine. Traditional Greek food relies heavily on fish simply cooked and is quite delicious. Moussaka is another Greek favourite made from minced lamb and aubergines. 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 pleasant and inexpensive.
Children are always made very welcome in restaurants and their tastes and portion sizes are usually accommodated.