The wonderful subtropical Mediterranean climate is one of many reasons why the tiny island of Skiathos in Greece is a world class tourist destination. The hot, dry summers are especially popular, with the island's population soaring during this time.
September's weather in Skiathos is still very warm and very dry, and for beach lovers it's a last chance to hit the sands before the sea temperatures begin to drop. Rainfall is typically a low 11.5mm during the month, and temperatures range from 19.5 to 29 degrees so it's still very much the middle of summer.
The HotelVontzosoffers £42 per night rooms, all of which offer private balconies overlooking the rose garden or sea. The rate includes a home cooked breakfast each morning, and onsite parking is available for guests with rental cars. This property is located close to Achladies Beach in a quiet and peaceful area of the island.
For something a bit different, spend an afternoon on Small Banana Beach on the west coast of Skiathos. This naturist beach is certainly not for the timid, and many people can be seen here making sure they go back home with absolutely no tan lines. There's a mix of people here, it's a very popular spot for single gay travellers, but also with families and Greek locals. For those who are too shy to strip, the neighbouring Big Banana Beach caters for the fully clothed.
Johnny'sTaverna & Bar located in Tzaneria Bay has a pleasant outdoor seating area to enjoy the warm and dry Skiathos evenings. The menu is very Greek and very traditional and includes everything from salads to risottos to steaks. There's a huge wine list here, too, for a wonderfully relaxing meal.