This time we decided to pop over to Skiathos for a week of sun, sea swimming and a crazy amount of feta cheese salads and sea food.
A super short flight time, within an hour or two we was from door to by the pool in Greece, Skiathos has a real short tight run way, when you come in to land you fly right sail ships in the sea, a few people waving you on the beach which looks touching distance, crazy stuff.
Of course I caught up with my bud Mick’
This shot really reminds me of Banksy sweeping piece he did in London a few years ago.
I had been told numerous times the water in Greece is stunning, the Greece islands where my granddads favourite and after a few hours of arriving, snacking on some food and jumping straight in to the sea off the rock diving board I can see why.
I made Maisie get up before the sun come up see it rise and take a swim in its glow. On our way down we was pleasantly surprised about how many people are around at 4:40 in the morning, many of them young people coming back from a nightclub, but there was also a few coffee spots and bakeries open, the whole culture over here is so nice and relaxed, theres no rush to get your day done and out the way, more of a sit back and enjoy it vibe.
Some random traveling group of friends which join us for an early morning swim supplied some great humour with belly flops and banter.
I really enjoy encounters like this, it feels like fun and human socialising at its purest.
Despite my ever growing sea sickness, we hired a small Yacht to sail around the nearby islands, dipping in caves where seals had recently given birth and some of the most remote beaches I have been on, such a great experience.
Favourite food spots : Marmita , Bourtzi was the one for lunch and late night social drinks. Lastly our hotel restaurant was top quality all day. Crazy Cow Wine Bar Restaurant
Last tip, I would fully recommend renting a moped to explore the small island, you might just come across a herd of sheep like us.
One last good by to my favourite feature of this place (The board in the sea) and our favourite snacking/drink spot just above it looking out to sea.
Skiathos truly treated us well.