Introducing holidays to Troulos
If peace and relaxation is just what the doctor ordered then look no further than tranquil Troulos. Situated on the southern coast of Skiathos island, Troulos is the perfect place to indulge in long lazy days spent lounging on the beach. With fresh local fish aplenty in the resorts restaurants, you’ll be more than happy to settle down in and around this quaint village.
The village is located nine kilometres southwest of Skiathos Town on the windless southern coast. It’s an ideal place for families to visit because of the crystal clear and calm waters. With a variety of facilities up and down the beach, it's a hard place to leave. But if you do, there are many idyllic locations where you can enjoy locally prepared Greek meze whilst staring out at beautiful vistas of pine trees and olive groves that sweep all around the village.
At a glance
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Greek
- Time Zone: GMT +2
- Average flight time: 3h 45m
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Life’s a beach
A variety of beaches are easily accessible from Troulos, firstly there is the crescent-shaped beach at Troulos Bay which is sheltered by cliffs to the east and west, and hills to the northwest. Sunbeds, restaurants and bars are all available at this beach, making it a prime location to spend your day lounging in the sun whilst working on your tan.
Those in search of something a little more remote can travel to a few of the small, beautiful beaches that adorn Troulos. Some of these are only accessible by boat, ensuring that they will be a little slice of harmonious peace.
Another option for the adventurous holidaymakers would be to walk on the well-defined trails to Aselinos beach or perhaps even a little further to the Mandraki area. For the bold swimmers there are the rocky cliffs of Troulonisi opposite to Troulos.
Aside from the splendid beaches on offer, Troulous also has a plethora of other attractions on offer. The island’s national park, Dasi nisou Skiathou Magnisias, has been a consistent draw for hikers since the 1970s and it provides excellent walking trails throughout dense pine forestry. Far from difficult to complete, the park has just as much to enjoy for the uninitiated walkers as it does for seasoned hikers. There are small trails for beginners and a more challenging 15 kilometre hike for those wanting to challenge themselves. Mandraki Bay provides a perfect pit-stop to take a break along the flower enshrouded path where you can cool off.
There are a number of activities available from the Watersports School located on Troulos’ Blue Flag beach. A short walk away from the beach sits two more great attractions to experience, for those seeking some local culture the Monastery of Kounistria is a must-see, and animal-lovers will get much pleasure from visiting the island’s dog sanctuary.
Skiathos Town is a short 30 minute bus journey away where guests can find cocktail bars and designer boutiques alike. With a more hip and modern feel, visitors can make the most of both the peaceful haven of Troulos and the vibrant atmosphere of Skiathos Town.