The Paradise hotel is situated on top of a small hill next to the harbour in the town of Patitiri. Patitiri on the southern part of an island called Alonissos located in the Northern Sporades, in the Aegean Sea.
Covid Travel Information
Greece is exempt from the FCO advice against all non-essential international travel. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.
If you travel to Greece, you will need to complete a Passenger Locator Form at least 24 hours before travel. Failure to do so in advance may result in your carrier not allowing you to travel, a 500 Euro fine on arrival or the Greek authorities not allowing you to enter the country
If you are travelling via ferry, you will need to complete a health questionnaire and hand it to the ferry operator before boarding. The necessary forms will be provided by the operator: you should contact them directly if you need further information. Temperature checks may also be carried out before boarding; and it is obligatory to wear masks on all ferries, where capacity is limited to allow for social distancing..
It is mandatory to wear face-masks on public transport (including flights and ferries), at airports and in taxis. Face masks are also obligatory in indoor spaces, including medical facilities, lifts and any enclosed venue providing goods or services (including supermarkets, grocery stores, bakeries, cafes, banks, government and utility providersí offices, retail shops, barber shops, hairdressers and beauty parlours) .
You may not have to self-isolate when you arrive in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, when you are travelling home from Greece.
Last Updated: 30JUL2020
Weather and Climate
Greece enjoys a warm, Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, sometimes wet, winters. Most divers head here from Spring to Autumn. Expect air temps in the high 30s in the summer. Air temps in January can get into single digits. The water temps vary from around 14 degrees in Jan up to around 28 in July & August. before starting to drop away in October.
Direct flights to Skiathos are available from a large number of regional UK airports. Speak top our travel team for the best options for you.
There are no stop over options for our Greek holidays.
Arrange before you go
Regular Entry Requirements
UK passport holders do not need a visa for Greece. Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with your airline. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here
Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities.
We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation.
Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here
Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here
Preparing to fly
At the moment we cannot prebook seating on the Enter air flights to Greece. Other airlines might provide this service.
Please check in 3 hrs before departure.
An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world.
Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think.
What happens when I arrive?
On arrival in Skiathos, you will need to clear immigration and collect your baggage. You will then be met by a representative of Triton Dive centre / Paradise hotel. They will be clearly identifiable at the airport.
If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.
After meeting our representatives you will have a short journey from the airport to the harbour where you will take the ferry to Alonissos, and then to the hotel. The journey is estimated to take around 2-2,5 hrs.
At the end of your holiday, your return transfer details will be advised locally.
Euro, credit and debit cards are widely accepted, but you should check with your bank about any additional charges they may levy for using your card in Greece.
Phone coverage is generally good - do check with your phone provider about any applicable charges when in Greece. Alternatively, you may wish to purchase a local SIM for making calls or data use
Plugs and electricity
Two pin European - you will need to bring an adaptor if you want to items with use British electrical items.
A full line of rental equipment is available aboard including regulators, BCs, dive computers, and night-lights.
Any additional courses, rental equipment, excursions or activities are available at the dive centre.
Patitiri (the town where the Paradise hotel is located) has shops on site with a variety of gifts and souvenirs
Normally available - During the Covid crisis there has been a shortage of Oxygene sensors in Greece this can affect your abilities to dive nitrox.
Deposits and Balances
£500 at the time of booking
Ways to pay
We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Overseas bank transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.
If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation
Flights from the UK, 7 nights on B&B basis at the lovely Paradise Hotel.
Transfers to and from Skiathos airport to Paradise hotel on the island of Alonissos.
Tanks, weights and air when diving.
Additional diving, any PADI courses or scuba reviews are booked and paid for at the dive centre
1.50 € per night per room Government Tax to pay locally at the hotel.