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Skiathos Island Tourist Traps: 2 reviews and 1 photos
Allow me to refer some characteristics which are the less impressive, striving to avoid the strong word disappointing. First of all, an outrageous, uncontrolled and still accelerating urban sprawl along the south seashore starting in the Skiathos Town and ending in the Troulos bay. All this coastal line is a row of apartments with extremely high density, so the road toward the Koukounaries is no more road, it is more a kind of street. All in all it is a mixture from huge hotels like Atrium, Esperides, skiathos Princess, apartments of all kinds and sizes and some ugly new building sites. The adjacent beaches also suffer from this tendency – they are noisy, organized, crowdy, artificial, expensive. Skiathos town possess similar characteristic. Yes, I found some beautiful corners (Mouria restaurant, isle of Bourtzi) but all in all it is more and more becoming an average town with overexpensive services and neon lit facades (you will find also McDonald s there). The spirit of Papadiamantis is hardly to feel anymore.
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