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Lindos/Skiathos?

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Lindos/Skiathos?

I've noticed, from various posts, that people who holiday regularly in Lindos also seem to like Skiathos. Is there a similarity between the two resorts, or is it just coincidence?

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1. Re: Lindos/Skiathos?

I think perhaps they are both busy enough without being rowdy,great beaches,nightlife very similar as plenty of great options for dining out or socialising and both places just have a really friendly atmosphere about the place.

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Hi Lyn, hope you are ok?

We usually don't go any were twice except Lindos but three years ago we went to Skiathos for the first time and fell in love with it and we went back the next two years running. Its a beautiful island, a lot smaller than Rhodes, easy to get around they have a great and cheap bus service. Skiathos town is sort of similar to Lindos i.e. back streets and cobbled stones which we loved and a harbour front for people watching but it hasn't the same magic as Lindos I always say if I could put Lindos on Skiathos i would be in heaven. Give it a try I don't think you will be disappointed.

Lyn

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A tricky one this. Many years ago i discovered Rhodes and fell in love with Lindos, returning twice a year for many years. Within the past ten years i have visited other Greek islands, but still managed to fit in one visit to Lindos each year.

Skiathos is a lovely island with amazing beaches, but it's not Lindos! Kalymnos, too is lovely, quite rustic and mountainous, but the beaches are not so good, but i have re visited; but it's not Lindos! Corfu, another lovely island, very green with amazing scenery, great people and cheaper than Rhodes, Skiathos and Kalymnos, but it's not Lindos! This year i discovered Zante, an island i will return to. Amazing beaches, great people and so much cheaper than any of the other islands i have mentioned, but it's not Lindos!!..

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I agree with the last post had this dilemma a few years ago, we have been to Lindos twice but my husband wanted a change this year. We had a very relaxing holiday but i found that Skiathos is nothing like Lindos, it is a lovely island but i preferred Lindos and going back next year.

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Hi Lyn

We love Lindos but visited Skiathos for a change and loved that too. Although nowhere is like Lindos, Skiathos Town is lovely with lots of alleyways to explore and a very friendly feel about it. No need for car hire you just hop on the bus and visit a different beach every day. The airport has the shortest runway ever and you can stand right at the end and the planes come into land right over your head! You should definitely try it Lyn.

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...but not when they come in as low as this!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWetojC0ul0

Beaches in Skiathos are the best of the best, Skiathos Town is a great place. Skiathos is great for walking too.

Some photos:

http://tinyurl.com/p2wwsjm

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I suppose the only thing to do is go and see for yourself Lyn. I know lots of people who have been and not one has a bad thing to say about Skiathos!

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8. Re: Lindos/Skiathos?

I didn't find them particularly similar, but both great places in their own right.

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9. Re: Lindos/Skiathos?

Hey

As a beach enthusiast, I have always fancied Skiathos n I also like the look of Paleo on Corfu.

M

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10. Re: Lindos/Skiathos?

Thanks guys, and thank you Steve for the pics. It does look nice and I think it will go on my 'must see' list! Hope all those we met in Sept/Oct are not too miserable at being home in the rain....apart from Babs, who is still enjoying the sunshine in Lindos!