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Troulos is situated on the southern coast of the island, ten kilometres from Skiathos Town, with a transfer time from the airport of thirty minutes. It is a charming village lying between the resorts of Koukounaries and Aghia Paraskevi, in a fertile farming area. It has a choice of good sandy beaches which offer safe bathing and a variety of water sports. It is a relaxed resort with a good range of hotels, tavernas serving traditional food and a limited number of shops. Evenings are peaceful affairs in keeping with the family nature of the resort. A relaxing Troulos holiday offers a welcome break from the rigours and stresses of twenty-first century living.
Troulos is the perfect place to relax in summer sunshine on a soft sandy beach with a variety of recreational facilities both in and out of the water. Surrounded by low wooded hills, the sandy bay has an idyllic setting. The bottle green of the trees gives way to golden sand which, in turn, gives way to the brilliant blues of the sea.
A Troulos 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, the olive groves and vine yards, to inland villages.
The most popular time to visit Troulos 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.
Troulos is situated on the south coast of Skiathos only ten kilometres west of the principle town, and has a short transfer time from the airport. It lies in a beautiful area and has one of the best beaches on the island. The beach is sheltered by wooded headlands and is comprised of soft golden sand which gently shelves into the clear blue sea. It offers safe bathing for children and less confident swimmers. A variety of water sports are available from the beach. Beach tavernas and cafes offer daylong refreshments.
Troulos has a good range of hotels, apartments, villas and studios accommodating most budgets. The tavernas serve a range of food catering for most tastes and there are supermarkets for provisions as well as gift and souvenir shops for the obligatory holiday mementoes. The paucity of shopping opportunities matter little as Skiathos Town, with its range of stores and boutiques, is only a short ride away. The inland village of Troulos has some homely tavernas where you can spend a pleasant evening dining and drinking under the stars.
Excursions are available to neighbouring beaches and resorts as well as to other small islands. Kastro, the medieval village and ancient capital of Skiathos is well worth visiting.
With good accommodation, traditional tavernas, an excellent beach, good bathing and a warm and welcoming atmosphere, Troulos has all the ingredients necessary for a memorable holiday.
Troulos is as relaxed by night as it is by day. Evenings are spent strolling along the beach front and enjoying a meal and a carafe of wine under the stars, in one of the many traditional tavernas. There are bars, some with music, but Troulos is not a resort that parties through the night. Those wishing for livelier evenings can take a bus or taxi to Skiathos Town with its vibrant bars, discos and clubs.
Troulos 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.
Troulos has traditional 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.