Thanks for letting me join! We're going on our eighth Greek Island holiday, but first trip to Skiathos, in September this year. We're staying at the Theodore Apartments in Kolios. We love walking and would like to hire bikes if they're suitable for the northern coast of the island. This website is fantastic for info, and any more on where we are staying, or anything else you think would be useful, would be much appreciated. Hope to be popping in and out of here as our holiday draws closer.
Welcome Sam. You have made two good choices - one, picking Skiathos and two, picking Theodora apparents in Kolios. For loads of useful information go back to the main page and underneath the date click on Google map. Woody has done an excellent job updating the interactive map with loads of really useful information. Have a good look at that and then you might want to come back with more specific queries! You will definitely have a great holiday Cheers Bob
Hi samk & welcome. You will not be disappointed with Theodora. We are returning there in a June/July for the 7th time. Have stayed elsewhere on the island but always end up back at Theodora. Last winter they went through a major refurb programme with most of the rooms being beautifully updated. The pool area was also totally revamped. I have noticed that most of the web sites, Thomas Cook, Bookings.com are not showing the "new look". If you haven't seen the improvements check out this website theodora-studios-skiathos.com Under their heading "weddings" I have to proudly say, the photo is of my son & daughter in law 💕 from last summer. Theodora is run by a lovely family headed by Marilena & Maggie travels out from the uk for the season every year to look after everyone & run the bar among other things! Last year there were a few basic rooms not yet updated. I think they planned to do them for this season but I've noticed on TC that you can choose a "luxury" room for a supplement. We only had basic rooms until last year so rest assured if that's what you've chosen you'll be fine. Ask away if you want to know antything at all. Theresa - Tre
Welcome to the forum Sam, I am sure you will love Skiathos and Theodora.
I take it you mean push bikes for hiring? The only place I know on the island for push bikes is Skiathos Mountain Bikes. The Theodora is perfect for getting out on a bike or for walking, as it is nearly the last accommodation along a lane. If you turn right out of the Theodora, the lane becomes a track which takes you toward the centre/Northern part of the island. Be warned, there are some steepish hills towards the centre/Northern part of the island, but a mountain bike will cope with them. My only advise is to keep off the main road with the bike as it is extremely dangerous with all the vehicles.
Thank you everyone for the lovely welcome. Kelso - thank you for the directions, I'll be on the map shortly! Tre - thank you for the pointer and the info regarding the Theodora; I can't wait to go and have a look at the site. Woody - hi! Yes, we would like to hire push bikes, so thank you for the link. We've learned from previous islands to avoid the roads, so I was delighted to see there are plenty of dirt/roads tracks through the island. I think this Forum is going to be invaluable x