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Aghia Paraskevi can be found on the coast of Skiathos, one of the lesser-known delights of Greece. This popular coastal resort is awash with golden sands and crystal-clear waters, and is fringed with eucalyptus trees that fragrance the air. As a haven for beach lovers, Aghia Paraskevi holidays hold most appeal to those who wish to drench themselves in the glorious sunshine, while there's also an abundance of adrenaline-fuelled watersports if you can peel yourself away from the sunlounger.
Whether you choose to play on the waters, or you're happy to find your own piece of beach to lay your towel for a day in the sun, you can guarantee that a holiday to Aghia Paraskevi will satisfy even the fussiest of beach bums. The stunning stretch of coastline begs to be explored, while the countryside is available to enjoy leisurely strolls too.
Aghia Paraskevi is the type of resort that doesn't focus on its tourism as much as it could, but still ensures that you will have everything you could possibly need to ensure a blissful break.
Skiathos Town is within easy reach of Aghia Paraskevi and offers an alluring mix of both cosmopolitan and rustic vibes. The island's capital seems to have developed the perfect holiday recipe, appealing to visitors both for its modern and more traditional aspects. Ideal for sightseers and shoppers alike, Skiathos Town would be a perfect place for you to visit, regardless of what you hope to do with your day.
Hop aboard a boat trip or jump on the bus to this abandoned medieval village and retrace the steps that were once walked regularly when the village was a thriving centre. The Church of Christ and the old houses provide plenty to explore, whether you choose to venture here via road or via sea.
Alexandros Papadiamantis Museum
Alexandros is one of the most influential and iconic Greek authors of his time and is a bit of a local hero seeing as Skiathos is where he hailed from. Head for this museum and you will be able to see his former home, with the first floor still holding original features and furniture and the ground floor being the functioning museum.
Catch a Scenic Coastal Cruise
Coastal cruises are a great way to explore the local area, giving you a chance to spend some quality time with your family while also capturing the beauty of the rustic villages that glisten on the landscapes. Alternatively, opt for a sunset cruise for something truly romantic, or hire your own motorboat to explore the coastline at your leisure.
Explore on Foot
With plenty of walking trails scattered across the island, you're in the perfect place if you're a lover of rural countryside. Routes are there for the taking, just grab your comfortable walking shoes and set off on a mini-adventure. You'll come across some beautiful coves, secluded bays and glorious beaches - ideal if you wish to make a stop-off for a picnic along the way.
A popular holiday spot on the island of Skiathos, Aghia Paraskevi is a hub of activity during the peak season. Its beaches glisten in the sunlight, while the warm waters are inviting to waterbabes of all ages. Relax on the beach or saunter along the cobbled streets of the village centre to appreciate rustic Greek life at its finest.
Perfect for lazy days, holidays in Troulos are ideal for couples and families who plan on doing very little other than relaxing on the sands and paddling in the seas. For those who do wish to venture further, the rest of Skiathos is within easy access.
Slow down the pace with a package holiday in Aghia Paraskevi courtesy of Direct Holidays and re-evaluate the important things in life during a blissful Greek break.