Dreamstime M 12755728 Skiathos,Sporades Islands, Greece

Welcome to the enchanting Greek island of Skiathos boasting a stunning landscape! Our beautiful 4* hotel is located on the east coast of the island on the golden sands of Achladies Beach. With the lively resort of Skiathos Town not too far away, we have the perfect holiday to relax and unwind.

 

 

Dreamstime L 3640074 Skiathos Town

Skiathos

Skiathos Town conceals a maze of streets, a jumble of red roofs and alleys which climb up from the picturesque harbour, lined with neoclassical styles and pretty whitewashed houses. Then, as the sun disappears over the horizon, flit between the various tavernas and shops that line the Old Town’s harbour.

A regular and convenient water taxi operates from our hotel’s own jetty to and from Skiathos Town in high season and buses run regularly from outside the front door to the beaches along the south coast.

Head for the Harbour

One of the loveliest of all the Greek islands, by day its meandering coastline reveals over 60 glorious beaches. At night you can explore the pavement cafés, bars and restaurants, or why not sample a ‘bouzouki’ night of traditional Greek music? Alternatively, settle back with a bottle of Mythos (the local brew), or try the open-air cinema on Papadiamantis Street.

Dolphin Days

Daytime diversions you might consider include taking a boat trip to the islands of Skopelos and Alonissos. It’s worth packing your sea legs and you may well be rewarded with glimpses of dolphins as they escort you on the way. Or how about a ‘beach crawl’ to some of the more remote beaches of Skiathos itself, including Lalaria, with its impressive natural rock arch, and secluded Kastro beach where you can climb up to the spectacular ruins of the old town on the headland. The choice is yours!

More to Explore

Sail to neighbouring Skopelos & Alonissos
Explore over 60 glorious beaches
Why not try a ‘bouzouki’ night?
*Any excursions bookable in resort are subject to availability

Esperides Hotel

Surrounded by scented pines and silver olive trees and sitting bang on the beach, it couldn't be easier to step outside from the relaxing atmosphere of our hotel and catch some rays. Going by the curious Scottish sounding name of 'Achladies', the beach is home to waterside tavernas, sunbeds with parasols and a range of watersports (payable locally).

Facilities include

The hotel’s facilities include a large bar, veranda, tennis court, a small, deep, outdoor swimming pool, extensive patio, snack bar and an indoor/outdoor buffet restaurant.

Rooms include

Rooms have a TV, hairdryer, air-conditioning, fridge and telephone. Safes are available at reception (extra charge).

APPROX. FLIGHT TIME

3 hours 30 minutes

TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT + 2 hours

TEMPERATURE

Average Daily Maximum:

Jan, Feb, Mar 10°C,
Apr 14°C, May 19°C,
Jun 22°C, Jul, Aug 26°C,
Sep 23°C, Oct 18°C,
Nov, Dec 13°C

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Useful Information

Transfer Time
Transfer time from Skiathos airport to the Esperides Hotel is approximately 10 to 15 minutes.

Optional or Pre-Bookable Excursions
You may wish to take an optional excursion during the course of your stay. Listed below are just a few of the tours which may be on offer to you depending on the season. Full details will be given at the Information Meeting. The prices quoted, are a guideline only, as these can vary, depending on numbers etc. All tours should be paid for in euros, sterling or credit cards however a 3Ͽurcharge is made if credit cards are used. The exact amount will be given at your Information Meeting. Your Tour Leader will help arrange these for you but may not necessarily accompany you.

Island Hopping
Sail to the islands of Skopelos and Alonissos, hopefully catching a glimpse of dolphins en route! Cost: Approximately €35

Boat cruise
A ‘beach crawl’ around the more remote beaches of Skiathos, including Lalaria and Kastro. Cost: Approximately €27

Walking Opportunities
There are several walking routes on Skiathos and your Tour Leader will be able to provide information about these in resort. Should you wish to do any walking during your holiday, please ensure that you bring suitable footwear.

Gratuities
There is often confusion on the question of gratuities, since it frequently depends on the type of holiday, location and, of course, your attitude towards tipping, as to what is normally expected. In order to give you a rough idea, we have given appropriate guidance below.   Your Tour Leader will be on hand to offer advice or suggestions if required but gratuities are offered entirely at the sole discretion of the individual. We suggest a group collection to cover drivers, porters and hotel staff of €15.00 per week. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, or taxi fares, your Tour Leader can advise of an appropriate Ͽo add on.

Temperature (Average Daily Maximum ºC)
Jun 29°C Jul 30°C Aug 30°C Sep 28°C

Dress Code
Casual, cotton, lightweight daytime wear is the order of the day. Comfortable shoes are a must for sightseeing. Smart casual clothes will be ideal for the evening, with the emphasis throughout being informal but with no shorts or vests in the restaurants in the evenings. Early and late season evenings can be cool so do ensure that you take a cardigan or jacket and even some rainwear – particularly in May and June when you may experience some spring thunderstorms followed by scorching days! A beach towel will also be useful as the hotel does not provide these.

 

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Depart Return Nights Age Group Price COMMENTS  
07 Sep 2018 14 Sep 2018 7 All Ages £ 1269 Guaranteed Departure Call to book
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07 Sep 2018 21 Sep 2018 14 All Ages £ 2095 Guaranteed Departure Call to book
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​What's included:

  • Charter return flights London Gatwick & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin/double room for single use with private facilities
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Half Board:
  • Breakfast & dinner

What's extra:

  • Accommodation Tax - €3 per day payable locally
  • Insurance see here

Temperature:

  • Average Daily Maximum: 
    29°C Jun 28°C Sep

 

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