Guidebooks

Visit the ruins of Kastro, a fortress town built on a promontory by the inhabitants of Skiathos for protection against pirate attacks in the mid 14th century. Enjoy the scenery and beach of the wilder Northern coast of the island.
Welcome Guidebook for our guests with regularly updated recommendations, info & links on Villa Maestrali and Skiathos Island.
This list of House Rules and Villa Maestrali Information is designed for clarity and to ensure an enjoyable stay at our property.
Charming old cobble stone alleys will lead you through Skiathos' picturesque oldest part of town called Plakes
Lately, Skiathos Island has seen a surge of outstanding new tavernas and restaurants, adding to the already wide variety of excellent venues to choose from. Here our 2019 list of some of our favourite and best, which we will update periodically.
Visit Bourtzi, the Skiathos port peninsula's ancient fortress with much to offer.
This video will put you in the summer mood for Skiathos Island beaches! Especially Vromolimnos Beach, closest to our Villa Maestrali
Useful Phone Numbers on Skiathos Island for guests and anyone interested in visiting Skiathos
Boats & Water Sports at Costas & Gabi's at Kanapitsa Beach, Skiathos Island, Greece
This is a very special, non-touristy boat trip around Skiathos Island with a catch-of-the-day lunch.
Boat trips to small islands near Skiathos Island with great beach tavernas
Feral and Stray Cats on Skiathos: How the Skiathos Cat Welfare Association takes care of and keeps overpopulation down on the island.If you're a cat lover, find out how to donate, volunteer or adopt a Greek island cat.
Discover the satisfying freedom and joy in painting with artist Yvonne Ayoub. In her studio & great locations on and around Skiathos island, she teaches a wide range of techniques to students of all levels. Art workshops, day, or hourly courses.
Wander the ancient cobble stone alleys of the enchanting Plakes neighbourhood in the Old Town of Skiathos above the harbour.
Visit peaceful small Panagia Kounistra Monastery, which, according to legend, was built after a miraculous apparition.
Visit small St. George church in beautiful sea view location near old Skiathos shipyard and hear about its golden coin legend.
Skiathos island interactive map showing POI’S (places of interest), rental villas, beaches, bus stops, hotels, apartments, bars and tavernas
Worldwide acclaimed author Alexandros Papadiamantis' House Museum is preserved and maintained as an example of classic island architecture is open to the public, offering display of Skiathian relics, original furniture, as well as personal objects. Papadiamantis' literary work offers in-depth
Greece is famous for its myths - here is a funny one about how Skopelos island's inhabitants attempted to steal Tsougria Islet from Skiathos island's people.
Rock Out to Live Music on Skiathos Island at Danny and Zoe's new Blind Dog Bar. Open every night during the season!
Dreaming of a Greek island wedding? Since box office hit Mamma Mia, Skiathos has become a favourite for honeymooning and destination weddings.
Skiathos water taxis are a fun ride from beach to old port Skiathos town and back
This is the guide to Skiathos bus stop route
We have been coming to Skiathos now since 1973, when Villa Maestrali was built and have been watching the island evolve from a sleepy fisher island to a bustling, family friendly resort with lots to offer. All kinds businesses have opened on the island since then. Among other things, a variety of excellent
Another lovely place on the Old Port water front we recommend
Visit Skiathos Dog Shelter, enjoy taking a dog for a walk, or even give one of them a forever-home.
Of course everyone visiting Skiathos in Greece comes for the typical island fun: warm sunny weather, lush green vegetation, beautiful sandy beaches with crystal clear blue water, boat rides, its wonderfully laid back and friendly locals, and great food. And yet the island offers at least one more fun
Take a stroll around Skiathos island and take a peek at our Villa Maestrali - Video created by happy guests in July 2018
Ortwin Widmann will take you on the best hiking trails in what he calls the Magical Forest on Skiathos Island
Easy helpful guide for vacation rental owners to market their property and encourage travellers to #bookdirect
Departure Checklist for Villa Maestrali
This guide features helpful HouFY tips from fellow HouFY members