Boasting an unbelievable 27 miles of coastline, it is no wonder Skiathos in one of Greece's biggest tourist destinations. Travellers from all over the world flock to the tiny island to marvel at the history and scenery, especially Brits who enjoy the warmer weather on offer.
Skiathos' subtropical Mediterranean climate sees hot and dry summers, and May gently eases visitors into this with highs of 25.5 degrees celsius and just 17mm of rainfall on average. Temperatures don't tend to drop below 15 or 16 degrees, so evenings tend to be particularly pleasant.
The EyeQResort on the island looks to have stepped straight out of the Caribbean, with 4 individually styled villas nestled into the hills on the south side of Skiathos. Accommodations vary in price, with the least expensive options costing around £44 per night. There's a sauna and jacuzzi onsite for the ultimate in relaxation, and the apartments command stunning views over the Megali Ammos Bay.
In the evening, relax with a glass of wine at the PortaRossaRestaurant. Totally unique, this eatery is located in the garden of another restaurant, the 1901. Both restaurants offer a traditional Greek menu, including tzatziki and moussaka. There's live jazz music here to provide a bit of evening entertainment and a romantic atmosphere.
May's warm weather and low rainfall is great for getting out on the Aegean Sea for some fun. Stefano'sSkiSchool offers a range of water-based activities from the more adventurous water skiing to a more relaxed boat rental service. All lessons are conducted by Stefano himself, who's qualified by both Greek and British standards.The lessons are great value, costing just £20 per person. For families with children, there's tube rings, banana boats, pedalos and canoes, too!