Whether you are staying for a few days or longer, find the best hotels in Skiathos to suit your budget. From cheap, convenient hotels near Koukounaries Beach to luxury accommodations with breathtaking views.
Just off the main street, this modern hotel has a courtyard pool and simple rooms with king beds, touch-panel room controls and balconies with garden or sea views. Suites add sitting areas.
1. Bourtzi Hotel
In the town center, this Scandi-style hotel brightens up Skiathos’ old-worldy centre. It’s a quick stroll to the restaurants and shops of the marina and doubles as a base for exploring the sandy beaches on the island.
Stay in somber toned rooms and suites with bathtubs, mini-bars, and terraces or patios with sea/garden views. Suites add sitting areas, while top-end family rooms come with private gardens, direct patio access, and large private pools.
Bourtzi also offers free WiFi in public areas and a coffee shop/café, along with concierge services and laundry facilities. You can dine at the onsite restaurant or grab a drink at the bar/lounge.
There aren’t many hotels that beat Bourtzi in terms of price, but it is worth booking ahead to secure a room during the height of summer, when prices rise to reflect the crowds. For a more affordable option, consider staying during the shoulder season, when you can still enjoy all of Skiathos’ amenities without the crowds. Alternatively, opt for one of the many cheaper apartments in the area.
2. Paradise Beach Hotel
Set on a hill just outside of Skiathos Town, this family-friendly hotel has rooms and suites with fridges, balconies and stunning sea or garden views. Upgraded deluxe rooms add pretty 4-poster beds and bathtubs, while top-end suites have large private pools, wooden patios and sea views.
If you’re not planning to stay in one of the resort communities around the island, there are many affordable hotels in and around Skiathos Town. Look for a spot near the old port and you can walk to restaurants, bars and shopping. If you don’t mind a bit of a commute, there are buses to the best beaches and caique excursions to other shores and islands.
A great choice for families is Bourtzi Boutique Hotel, with 38 simple, contemporary rooms in a superb location. It’s also close to the island’s major monastery, Evangelistrias, and pirate-resistant Kastro fortress, which is now a museum. The other place to stay is the modern Skiathos Palace Hotel, on the ring road that skirts the town. It’s also a short walk from the fantastic Koukounaries beach.
3. Aphrodite Beach Hotel
Located right on the popular Megali Ammos beach (also known as Ftelia), this family-run hotel offers studios and rooms overlooking the beach. Each is simply decorated and equipped with a TV, fridge, and private bathroom. Upgraded deluxe rooms add pretty 4-poster beds, while top-end suites offer whirpool tubs and more spacious balconies. A bus stop is nearby, providing easy access to all the island’s beaches.
The hotel doesn’t have a pool or fitness center, but it does look over its own stretch of pebbly beach and has a laid-back atmosphere. It also serves buffets at all three meals, and half-board and all-inclusive rates are available.
The modern, somber-toned rooms and suites feature touches like touch-panel room controls and mini-bars. Families can choose suites with bathtubs and wooden patios, while a rooftop terrace boasts stunning sea and garden views. Breakfast is complimentary, and the restaurant has a wide selection of Greek dishes. There’s also a snack bar on site.
4. Angeliki Beach Hotel
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Situated within a short walk of Koukounaries Beach, this family friendly, hillside property offers standard and luxury rooms and suites with a beautiful sea view from each room. Rooms are brightly hued and cheerful with sofa beds, mini-fridges, balconies/terraces and hydro massage jet showers. Upgrade to the ‘Charming’ or ‘Heaven’ suites for a large private teak wood terrace and open air jacuzzi.
A range of amenities are available to guests including a kids club, a summer terrace and an indoor pool. The property is also conveniently located for those wanting to dine out as there are a number of restaurants and cafes close by. Guests can try the a la carte restaurant at Angeliki Beach Hotel or head to Exantas Bar Restaurant for European dishes which is about a 7-minute walk away. A free breakfast is provided each morning at the property.
5. Megali Ammos House
Situated on the beautiful Megali Ammos beach, this hotel has an ideal location for those who love to swim and relax on the beach. The hotel is also a short walk from Skiathos town, with plenty of restaurants and shops nearby.
Its rooms are clean and modern, with a kitchenette and satellite TV. Upgraded suites add sitting areas and top-end ones feature private pools and patios with sea views. There is a good selection of food and drink at the on-site Exantas bar and restaurant.
There is also a small supermarket just next door. The town centre is also a short drive away. The island’s bus service runs frequently, so it is easy to get around.
If you prefer to explore the island by car, you can rent a car from a number of rental agencies in Skiathos. The main town has a wide range of hotels to choose from, including many luxury options. There are also many beachfront hotels, such as the Koukounaries Beach Hotel, that offer a relaxing getaway.
6. Koukounaries Beach Hotel
The beach is fabulous and the quality of the restaurants is superb.
Located about a 10-minute walk from Koukounaries Beach, this hotel offers a bar and a variety of amenities, such as a pool, a restaurant, and rooms with balconies/terraces. It provides guests with Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, and a minibar.
Rooms at the property feature furnished balconies or patios, air conditioning, and a fridge. They are also equipped with a telephone, a flat-screen TV, and a hairdryer.
There are a variety of eateries on-site where you can sample local and international cuisines. There is also a range of drinks to enjoy at the bar, which has a scenic terrace with sweeping views over the sea.
It is recommended that you book accommodation in Skiathos in advance, especially during the height of the season. There is a wide variety of hotels to choose from and the best places are often hard to secure. If possible, try and visit in the shoulder season instead to get some peace and quiet.
7. Skiathos Palace Hotel
Featuring scenic views of the Aegean Sea, Skiathos Palace Hotel is set amongst good restaurants and bars and is a short cab ride from Kanapitsa. Guests can also enjoy the on-site tennis court and swimming pool.
Rooms at this 4-star property are air conditioned and offer a flat-screen TV together with a mini bar fridge. They are also equipped with complimentary toiletries and a shower.
The onsite Greek restaurant serves European, American and Greek cuisine for dinner. There is also a bar where you can sip on exotic cocktails.
If you’re looking for other things to do, the resort is a brief car trip from Papadiamantis House Museum of Skiathos and Megali Ammos (Skiathos). It’s also within walking distance of Maratha Beach.
This family-friendly resort provides an express check-in and checkout feature, a rooftop terrace and spa services. It also has a kids club and a conference center. A free breakfast is provided each morning. There are a range of dining options nearby, including Stamelos Taverna and The Big Bad Wolf.
8. Agia Paraskevi Beach Hotel
This hotel is a great choice for beach lovers as it’s set right in front of the fantastic Megali Ammos Beach, which offers easy access, beautiful unobstructed sea views and plenty of water sports opportunities. It’s also a short walk away from supermarkets, taverns, restaurants and cozy bars. The rooms are spotless and comfy, with mosquito screens on the patio doors, and breakfast is served on a lovely veranda overlooking spectacular sea views.
This family-friendly hotel has bright-hued rooms and suites with minibars, fridges, sleeper sofas and private furnished balconies with beautiful garden/sea views. Upgraded deluxe suites add pretty 4-poster beds and bathtubs, while top-end executive suites have outdoor jacuzzis with lovely views. It’s walking distance to the ferry port and Skiathos Town center, with lovely gardens and a pool in front of the hotel. The restaurant is a treat for the senses, with its fresh seafood dishes and Mediterranean cuisine. There’s also a bar, a café and a lounge. The staff are always available to offer help. It’s a top pick for families, couples and solo travelers alike.