When you're enjoying the total tranquillity of holidays in Evangelistria, it's hard to accept that your hideaway home is just 5km from the island capital, Skiathos Town.
In Evangelistria holidays are a rural refuge from the real world. Perhaps 'retreat' would be a better word – for the crowning glory of this hillside is a Byzantine monastery, the only one on the island still home to an order of monks. The results of their labours are for sale in the monastery's shop … herby honey, olive oil and ruby wine. As souvenirs go, they're great local produce and pretty cheap. Holidays in Evangelistria are like this in lots of ways – simple yet superb. Take the monastery itself – providing a frugal living for its friars, yet housing a glorious iconostasis which any museum would be proud to exhibit. And as for summer holidays to Evangelistria … the rustic simplicity of the region is unspoilt – but the comforts of mod cons have been added. So self-catering holidays in Evangelistria – especially at the Villa Mitzelos – still have the stunning views, but now they're seen from your private poolside terrace.
Ramblers could follow woodland trails to secret secluded coves, or to rustic tavernas where the island's Boutari wine is a perfect foil for a fresh fish dish. If you're tempted by peace among the pines, don't wait till the last minute. Holidays to Evangelistria are this good because there are so few of them …
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Looking for holidays in Skiathos? Our Skiathos holiday destinations include Achladies Bay, Aghia Paraskevi, Evangelistria, Kalyvia, Kanapitsa, Katsarou, Kolios Beach, Koukounaries, Megali Ammos, Platanias, Skiathos Town, Troulos and Vasilias.