Embraced by olive groves and set in attractive countryside, Troulos is the most developed tourist area outside of Skiathos Town.
Troulos village lies a little way inland and holidaymakers should check the distances to Troulos beach when booking holiday apartments.
Troulos village centre has good supermarkets, bars and tavernas, with Skiathos Town just 10 kilometres to the east and the popular Koukounaries beach five minutes west.
Troulos has a long, deep and very sandy beach which slopes gently into the sea; good for families. There are a watersports centre and boat rental, beach taverna, snack bar with a hotel restaurant to the east end of the beach.
There are small coves around the headlands, both east and west, but they are difficult to reach on foot and visitors usually get a boat.
The Troulos area runs from bus stop 18, the crossroads for Aselinos and the Monastery of Kounistria, to bus stop 21 at Maratha, with easy access to the beach from the main road.
There is plenty of accommodation in Troulos, mostly tucked away in quiet areas among the trees and it's an area known for its good walks.
A rough track heads north to Aselinos beach that takes about one hour to walk with a 90-minute walk to Mikro Aselinos beach, passing the Kounistria Monastery.
From here it's possible to walk along pine forest tracks to the beaches in the Mandraki area in about two hours.