Aghios Charalambos Moni features a colony (well at time of our visit 7) hungry cats who will really pester you for some food - they are happy to eat sandwiches etc.
therefore remember to take something with you so you can feed them - perhaps several nice steaks or pork chops...
Skiathos - Evangelistria Monastery.
The only fully inhabited monastery on Skiathos, open daily and
interesting to look round. There are seats in a shaded area and spring water if necessary. Taxis will take you
to this monastery since there is a surfaced road to it - also a limited (mini) bus service which operates out of Skiathos Town bus station by the harbour - one bus is meant to leave at 10:15hrs
but this needs checking. From the monastery you will see a wide moni-path going up via trees - this is worth a walk since after a few minutes you will come to a
lovely little church which you cannot see from the main road.
Panaghia Kechrea monastery is in good condition having been refurbished and you can look inside one of the original living quarters buildings to see how the monks used to live years ago. There is a really cool shady area with a table where you can sit and enjoy a peaceful snack and drink (there is no drinking water available at this monastery).
Panaghia Kounistra Monastery - Skiathos.
This Skiathos monastery is reachable via a tarmac road from Troulos (walking this road is quite pleasant since it is quiet and scenic as it wanders through the forest however the end part is quite steep ) or you can of course have a nice walk up to it
from across the hills via various tracks.
Panaghia Kounistra monastery has a nice shaded area with picnic benches and is situated in a lovely setting. There is meant to be a taverna according to some guides but the only thing available we could find was
a tap offering warm but drinkable spring water.
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