Just three kilometres from Skiathos Town, Vassilias is located on the south coast of Skiathos Island between the beaches of Megali Amos and Achladia (Achladies). There is a regular bus service that runs between Skiathos Town and Koukanaries Beach, and in Vassilias you can head in either direction from bus stops 7 or 8. The bus service offers a superb alternative to hiring a car when looking to discover the delights of Skiathos Island, and it also opens up the choice of beaches easily accessible from Vassilias. However, if you would like to explore Skiathos’ northern coast, car hire is highly recommended.
There are superb views of the islands of Tsoungria and Arkos from Vassilias, as well as towards the port capital of Skiathos Town. In Vassilias there are a couple of mini-markets perfect for stocking your fridges with all sorts of tasty British and Greek delights if you are on a self-catering holiday. Not only are cars and bikes available to hire in Vassilias, but speed boats are too.
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- Average flight time: 3h 25m
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The beach at Vassilias is an expanse of sand and shingle beach with a steep backdrop; a pleasant location that is generally very quiet even during the peak summer months. Set off the beach, leading up the hill is an excellent taverna offering all sorts of seafood and fish dishes as well as traditional Greek dishes. Sunbeds and umbrellas are available to hire on the beach.