Skiathos Town


Heliotropio is here to ensure that you have an amazing experience at the island of Skiathos! We offer a variety of excursions on Skiathos as well as on the nearby islands.

Sea and Sun

This is an unforgettable boat trip around Skiathos to see its contrasting beauty and lush vegetation.  

The boat leaves the port at 10:00 and heads up to the north of the island. After passing the Blue Caves the first stop is the white-pebbled beach Lalaria, which is only accessible by boat. We spend one-hour swimming and then we reach the old village of Kastro after a five-minute journey. During the one hour stay, you can walk up and explore the old village, which was abandoned in 1829 and was used as a refuge to protect the inhabitants against various invasions. Next, we stop at Katigiorgis, a small fishing village in Pelion or at Asselinos beach at the northern part of the island, allowing plenty of time for lunch or swimming. Sailing past other beaches, we reach Skiathos port at approximately 17:15.

Price: 30 € Per Person
Days: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

4×4 Adventure

A Skiathos off-road adventure that combines nature, culture and scenery. Start the morning by hopping into your 4×4 and exploring Skiathos along paths and roads that only an all-terrain vehicle can pass through. Our first stop is the historic Evangelistria Monastery. It is built on the slopes of a mountainside and it is surrounded by lush greenery. Here you’ll see a functioning distillery and visit the museum. The next stop is Kastro, the old capital of the island that was abandoned in 1830. It is the most important site of Skiathos since it combines the wild and imposing natural beauty with history. Nature lovers will be thrilled by the spectacular beauty of its location on a rocky headland. We’ll then continue to the famous Kechria beach, strand for a swim and lunch in the taverna. In the afternoon, continue west passing by Kounistra Monastery, Elias and Mandraki beaches. The tour ends with some of the most beautiful and unspoiled parts of the island through Mandraki forest on the way back to your hotel.

Price: 79 € Per Person
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday

Sacred Skiathos

A tour for those interested in local history, folklore and culture. The evening begins at the church of The Archangels, where you get a wonderful view and a short tour of the interesting, old church. We then continue to the Church of The Virgin Mary and after we have visited it, there is a short footpath that will take us down to the Evagelistria Monastery, built to be well hidden from pirates in a lush valley. This is the only monastery on Skiathos that is still active and it has a fascinating 200-year history, starting with the making of the first Greek flag. After a tour of the premises and the local museum, which houses a rare collection of icons, relics and traditional costumes, you will get some time on your own before departing. All in all, a lovely way to spend part of your evening in peaceful and tranquil surroundings, untouched and undisturbed by the modern way of life.

Price: 35 € Per Person
Days: Wednesday and Saturday

Sailing Cruise

Set sail from the picturesque port of Skiathos town to wherever takes the captain’s fancy and where the best winds blow so that you can get maximum enjoyment from your sailing experience. With a maximum of 12 customers, this truly is a magical day of sailing around the turquoise waters of the Aegean. Enjoy Sunbathing around the deck, whilst experiencing the spectacular views of the surrounding Sporadic islands and the clear blue Aegean Sea. A mid-morning snack is included (biscuits or croissants with juice, tea or coffee) along with lunch and afternoon fruit salad or yoghurt with honey. Complimentary soft drinks and water are included and served throughout the day. Free wine is also included in the price (1 glass during the 1st stop and 2 glasses during lunch) so excellent value for money. We know you will have a truly fabulous day at sea. If you have ever fancied living like the jet set, now is your chance.

Price: 103 € Per Person
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday

Scuba Diving Experience

This is a unique excursion that will definitely give our guests the opportunity to experience something special. Just try a dive with us and let us show you the magic underwater world of Skiathos, an experience that they will remember for a long time, especially for those who didn’t have the chance to try it in the past. Guests meet our instructor in Koukounaries Beach, at Skiathos Diving Center. Once there, guests will have to pay attention to the 30 minutes theory session, during which our instructor will explain all the things that need to be done, rules to be followed, as well as how the scuba diving equipment works. Once the theory is over, guests will have the chance to enjoy the crystal blue water of Skiathos and explore the magnificent Mediterranean Sea. The underwater session will be approximately 45 minutes long.

Price: 72 to 83 € Per Person
Days: On request

Mama Mia

This is an ideal trip for all the family to visit places only accessible by boat, far away from the crowds, on the beautiful southern part of Skopelos island. We set sail aboard the boat Calypso for the neighbouring island of Skopelos. Our first stop of the day takes place at the west side of the island, the sandy beach Kastani, where ”Mamma Mia” was filmed in 2007. We will have time for swimming, sunbathing and taking photos. After a twenty-minute trip, we will stop for lunch at the beach tavernas of the beautiful Panormos port. During our two-hour stay, we will have plenty of time to relax under the sun. In the afternoon we will sail to the most beautiful beach in Skopelos called Milia for the final dip of the day. Once back onboard fruit will be served while we enjoy the cruise back to Skiathos port. Returning time at 17:00.

Price: 35 € Per Person
Days: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

Wine Tasting

Some of the most exquisite wines Greece has to offer are on the menu. Come along for an enjoyable time to learn about grape varieties, vineyards, and wines and get to know the winemaking procedure, during the detailed guidance provided by the owner. You‘ll taste 4 different types of white wine, a rose wine and red wine from the brand new and unique winery on Skiathos island, in what promises to be a memorable evening. A small variety of finger food will accompany the wine tasting and help you distinguish the different wine flavours (cheese, ham, olives, tomato, cucumber and grapes). Discover a genuine Skiathos wine collection. Reserve your place. Limited spaces available (small groups, maximum 14pax). Both ways transfer provided and included in the price.

Price: 45 € Per Person
Days: Monday, Thursday and Saturday

Skiathos Town Walk

The Town Walk is a perfect introduction to Skiathos Town with emphasis on Plakes, the old part of the town which is rarely visited by holidaymakers. The walk begins at Papadiamantis House, the home of the famous writer Alexandros Papadiamantis (1851-1911), who is one of the best Greek authors of all times and continues into the traditional neighbourhoods, where time seems to have slowed down and there is the opportunity to visit one of the local churches. Our guide will tell you about everyday life on the island along with some of the history of this charming capital and the island. The walk ends in a restored townhouse, the Skiathitian House, now a museum, which contains antiques and costumes relating to the history of the island. Here you will have the opportunity to sample some local produce and Greek wines.

Price: 32 € Per Person
Days: Sunday

Snorkelling Safari

This trip will give you the chance to discover the fascinating underwater world of the Aegean Sea. A very special day for only 20 guests. Your friendly and professional instructors will take you to carefully chosen locations on the boat “Explorer 2” for technique practice. After a thirty-minute sail, our boat will reach a secluded beach where we will spend one and a half hours. Under the guidance of our professional diver, everybody will have the opportunity to snorkelling while there is still going to be time for swimming and sunbathing. At about 12:30 we will set sail and reach our second stop, the white-pebbled beach Lalaria, which is only accessible by boat. At our third stop, Tsougrias island, the snorkelling experience will be taken to the next level. In the early afternoon, a light lunch will be served. After our lunch, the boat will sail to Arko island for our last stop of the day. This small island is actually an ideal site for free diving. With the help and constant guidance of our instructor, anyone that wishes can try some free diving, or you can just relax and have a last swim. Return to Skiathos port by 17:00.

Price: 71 € Per Person
Days: Wednesday

Taste Greece and Make a Dog’s Day

We are delighted to offer this new and unique excursion which we feel gives back to the island of Skiathos. Visit the famous Dog Shelter of Skiathos (up in the hills above Troulos area) and pick a dog and join our experienced ‘hiker’ guide for a beautiful walk through the hills – enjoying the panoramic scenery and nature, whilst giving a dog a well-deserved walk. Then, it’s on to Maria’s place – a Greek local lady who is born and lives on the island and is passionate about Greek food and cooking. Learn how to make Greek dishes and enjoy a delicious lunch in peaceful and tranquil surroundings served with wine, water and soft drinks. A truly unique experience.

Price: 57 € Per Person
Days: Sunday

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