Photographs of Skiathos Old Town from the Hills | Travel and Life style Diaries


Skiathos Old Town is a single of the prettiest Greek town island centers I have visited. It is pretty charming and welcoming, and it is also pretty hilly with excellent vantage points for views.

Moi on major of the hilly old town of Skiathos.

I took these pictures in a single of the hot summer time afternoons on the island.

I have just completed dipping in the pool and laying down on the sunbed to dry. The Dutchman lays beside me, pretty substantially engrossed with his new book referred to as Judas, a genuine-life story of a higher profile criminal in the Netherlands as told by his sister (whom he threatened to kill…). From time to time, the Dutchman dips in the pool as well, to freshen up and take a breather from reading.

Each of us take benefit of the summer time holidays to study. I usually study at least two books on the two-week vacation though Dutchman has a large stash loaded in his e-reader. I may well just obtain an e-reader when I get applied to the notion. For now, I enjoy the really feel of the book in my hands.

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The Greeks have a tendency to randomly paint their pedestrian streets with white paint.

So I was feeling a lot more adventurous than the swimming pool and book in front of me.

I have also promised myself that I will stroll about town all by myself. By performing so I can take my time to take pleasure in the location, take photographs, possibly shop a tiny bit and possibly sit someplace good with a chilled drink. I know that if I have the Dutchman with me, we will generally be in a hurry. So I require my “me” time as nicely.

I oftentimes inform him that he has to slow down, quit and smell the roses as well! But he insists that all the things goes slow motion with me. Relationships are all about the comprises we make, you know.

So I ventured into the old town which is about a 10 to15-minute stroll from our apartment on my personal but I managed to convince the Dutchman to bring me to the old town with the scooter. It is in fact pretty tough to peel him away from a great book but if I remembered appropriately I bribed him for some thing else in return. A couple of hours of silence. Haha.

Neighborhood bakery treats in the harbour.

The stroll started with a pay a visit to to the regional bakeshop. Properly, I asked Dutchman to drop me off right here.

A couple of days earlier through our pre-dinner stroll on the harbour, we found this cafe and bakery shop promoting regional Greek baked goods. I just knew I will be back right here for a smaller bite. I ordered the spinach pie on-the-go which was nonetheless warm and oozing with all the delicious flavours.

The pie was a excellent kick-off for my stroll!

Scrumptious regional goodies in the bakery shop.

My treat for the afternoon.

A restaurant on major of the hill which only accepts reservations.

Skiathos old town has two hilly regions with the major purchasing street in the middle and an open quay to the two harbours, the old a single and the new. Obtaining currently found the hilly element of the town close to the old harbour, which is exactly where the a lot of restaurants, shops, and terraces are conveniently positioned, I set the afternoon walking agenda to the other side of town.

It is the other hilly element of the town on the side of the new harbour. This location has splendid views of the Bourtzi islet, the peninsula across with boats on the mid-water and the panoramic outlying islands. I enjoyed this stroll a lot and you can see it in the a lot of photographs I took.

Come with me by means of my photographs beneath…

Elevated ramps, actions and stairs everywhere.

Skiathos colour scheme is white and terracotta but from time to time you will see some white and blues.

Meals for the cats. There had been so a lot of stray cats in Skiathos. The island has adopted them.

Some locals would sit outdoors in the late afternoons mainly because it really is as well hot to sit inside (unless you have airconditioning).

Moi at the church square on major of the hill.

Inside the Agios Nikolaos Orthodox Church and Clock Tower.

View to the old harbour and the other hilly element of the old town.

This is the Bourtzi islet that separates the old (to the appropriate) and new (to the left) harbour.

This is the new harbour. This is exactly where the public ferry docks and offload and onboard passengers.

Poseidon: One particular of the boats supplying day tours to the islands nearby and remote beaches.

Skiathos old town rooftop panorama.

Stray cats abound in Skiathos (in every single Greek island in fact).

Strolling the residential element of hilly Skiathos old town.

This specific dwelling pays an ode to Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs, but wait,… Is not there 1 dwarf missing?

Bougainvilleas are summer time flower staple in Greece.

How to describe these two cats? Properly, the beauty and the beast, haha.

One particular of the a lot of tempting purchasing windows.

There is a lot more tempting fare on present… baklava in a lot of types and flavours.

Of course, a single of the a lot of charming restaurants in the old town.

Tiny alleyways, nooks, crannies, and stairways….

Travel Period: June-July 2017
Location: Skiathos Old Town, Sporades Island, Greece

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