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Kolios Introduction

Kolios is situated on the south coast of Skiathos only seven kilometres west of the principle town, and has a transfer time of thirty minutes from the airport. It lies in a beautiful area and has, it is claimed, the best beach on the island. Kolios offers relaxation by both night and day. A variety of water sports are available from the beach. Shopping is limited but there are buses to Skiathos Town where there is an abundance of shops. A Kolios holiday offers a soft sandy beach, clear blue sea, traditional tavernas and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Why Go To Kolios?

Kolios is a popular resort on the south coast of Skiathos. The sandy beach, surrounded by trees, offers safe bathing and a variety of water sports. There is a range of hotels, apartments and studios accommodating most budgets and the tavernas serve traditional food. Shoppers can take a short water taxi or a bus ride to nearby Skiathos Town which has many boutiques and specialist shops

A Kolios 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 enjoy the many paths and trails through the woods to inland villages.

When To Go To Kolios

The most popular time to visit Kolios 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.

Kolios - The Place

Skiathos is a very beautiful and fertile island and Kolios is situated in a particularly pretty spot. It lies in a bay on the south coast and is sheltered by two promontories. The long beach of soft golden sand is organised at one end and is left to nature at the other. The sand slopes gently into the crystal clear sea offering ideal conditions for children and less confident swimmers. Those looking for a little excitement, and with energy to spare, can try their hand at water sports. The deeper water around the headlands is good for scuba diving. Skiathos is popular with ramblers because of he many paths and trails through the woods.

Days in Skiathos are spent relaxing on the soft sand while evenings are spent strolling along the beach or enjoying a meal and a drink in the family-run tavernas.

Excursions are available to neighbouring beaches and resorts as well as to other small islands. Kastro, a medieval village is well worth visiting.

With good accommodation, traditional tavernas, an excellent beach, good bathing and a warm and welcoming atmosphere, Kolios has all the ingredients necessary for a memorable holiday.

Kolios Nightlife

Kolios is as relaxed by night as it is by day. Evenings are spent ambling along the beach front and enjoying a meal and a carafe of wine under the stars, in one of the many traditional tavernas. Those wishing for livelier evenings can take a bus or taxi to Skiathos Town with its lively bars, discos and clubs.

Kolios Shopping

Kolios shopping is limited to essential provisions as well as a number of gift and souvenir shops. There are buses to Skiathos Town which has sufficient boutiques and craft and gift shops to satisfy all but the most ardent shoppers. Popular purchases include leather goods, pottery and ceramics, lace and embroidered linens and for bling lovers, a range of gold and silver jewellery.

Kolios Eating

Kolios has many traditional tavernas providing a range of delicious food to accommodate most tastes. There are also restaurants providing international cuisine. 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.