Skiathos is just under 20 square miles in size. it rained all day today. As I mentioned in my post yesterday we are definitely here in the off season. One web site I read today said that in summer the population can be 70,000 but in the off season it is about 4,000. It didn’t take us long to explore the west end of the island this afternoon. We saw a couple of beautiful beaches and almost no people.

Agia Eleni Beach
Aselinos Beach

We also went to a high point and visited Kounistra monastery.

Kounistra monastery

We have only seen 4 or 5 restaurants open. When we checked in here the owner of Hotel Rene recommended 3. We are eating at one each night we are here. Tonight we ate at Akrogiali.


We started with a Greek salad to share. All our food was wonderful but my squid and onion in a special sauce was fantastic.

Greek salad
Squid and baby onions.