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Situated in a bay in the south of Skiathos, just off the coast of Greece, Troulos holidays are all about laid-back breaks. Its excellent beaches are backed by scented pines that provide shade when needed from the glorious sunshine. With one of the best beaches on the island, Troulos is an idyllic spot for beach bums hoping to find their piece of paradise sands, while the sheltered waters prove to be extremely popular with families due to how shallow and warm they are.
While the hub of Troulos is its main beach, there's plenty on offer within the town too - not least of which being the friendly tavernas, bars and restaurants that welcome you with the aroma of mouth-watering fare. As darkness falls things stay relatively low-key, with a handful of music bars enticing holidaymakers looking for a spot for a couple of drinks while watching the various entertainments in store.
With Troulos holidays, you get the best of both worlds - an abundance of coastline to explore and sunbathe on, with plenty of countryside to wander as well. It's the type of resort that doesn't focus on its tourism economy as much as others, but has all the amenities and facilities you could possibly need for a blissful break.
With an irresistible fusion of traditional and cosmopolitan vibes, Skiathos Town would be a perfect place to go if you're hoping to find the best of both worlds. Both shopping and sightseeing thrive in this town, the capital of Skiathos, meaning it's an ideal spot no matter what you're hoping to do with your days.
This abandoned medieval village can be reached by boat or by driving most of the way around the coastline before walking the rest of the way. The Church of Christ and the old houses that can be found within the village are well worth the trip - by land or by sea.
Alexandros Papadiamantis Museum
As one of the most influential and important Greek authors of his time, Alexandros Papadiamantis is a bit of a local hero. The museum is his former home, with a first floor that's been preserved with all its original features and furniture, and a ground floor dedicated to exhibits and operating as a functioning museum.
Catch a Scenic Coastal Cruise
Set sail at sunset and admire the beautiful views from a whole new plain. It's a perfect way to enjoy some quality time with your other half, as you pass tiny Troulonissa islet and admire the coastlines that glisten with rustic villages.
Explore the Kalamaki Peninsula
There are plenty of walking trails in and around Troulos which will give you the chance to explore the rural countryside in all its glory. Aselinos beach is within easy walking distance, while a little further along the coast you'll find the monastery of Kounistria before arriving at Micro Aselinos.
Sunset Cruise from the Bay
If you're hoping for something truly romantic, a sunset cruise is a must. It's a perfect retreat for couples looking for a beautiful way to pass the time. Alternatively, hire your own motorboat and explore the secluded coves that are dotted around the peninsula and beyond.
Troulos holidays provide a beautiful spot for lazy days - perfect for couples and families with youngsters who wish for nothing more than to paddle in the shallow sapphire seas. With plenty to explore in the area, Skiathos is your oyster on package holidays to Troulos. Koukanaries This is THE place for beach bums, as it's home to the most photographed beach, for very good reason. Dreamy sands melt between your toes while the scenic nature reserve that's on your doorstep is perfect for outdoorsy types too. Book yourself one of the great value holidays to Troulos from Direct Holidays and you can explore this beautiful island to your heart's content.