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Busy Island?????

Bury, United Kingdom
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Busy Island?????

Just returned from 2 weeks in Koukanaries, brilliant holiday but is it just me or did no one eat out??

Every restaurant had only a few people in, we drove into Skiathos Town most nights and all the restaurant resorts en route looked empty, even in the town (which was busy) the eating places were desperate for business.

We went to Panorama at top of Island for a meal and even the tables with best view were easily available

Our TC rep told me all the TC and Thomson accomodation were booked up until late August

Birmingham, United...
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1. Re: Busy Island?????

Strange, I've just come back from Skiathos and I stayed in Skiathos town and restaurants were very full from 19:00-23:00 every night particularly around the old harbour, back streets, fast food area, as normal. Sure a lot had touts outside but it's like that anyway. Buses into Skiathos town early evening were jam packed as usual.

Restaurants along the road at Koukounaries and other places are strangely large for the amount of accommodation in the vicinity anyway, with almost zero lunch time punters as people are elsewhere. The beach troughs were very busy daytime as per usual (apart from one charging rip-off Mykonos prices).

Skiathos, Greece
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2. Re: Busy Island?????

It is much quieter here than last year, I have heard friends mention that a lot of guests are eating at their apartments. Papadamatis street is getting quiet by 23:00hrs.

There have been a few issues with the tourist boats as a new one is plying for trade. Make sure you buy your tickets on the harbour, and €25 is the going rate for a full day trip, €15 round the island.

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