Plan your Skiathos Holidays

    Skiathos is among the most popular islands of Greece. Famous for the golden beaches, the green nature and the vivid atmosphere, Skiathos Greece is a favourite destination for both youth and families. The most popular beaches are located on the southern side of the island, including the famous bay of Koukounaries. However, very impressive is the exotic beach of Lalaria, accessible only by boat trip that also goes to the Medieval Castle of the island. The Town is the centre of activities on the island, where visitors head in the evenings to enjoy a relaxing drink. From Skiathos island, visitors can make day excursions to Skopelos and Alonissos, the other islands of Sporades.

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    Travel guide to Skiathos, Greece

    Skiathos island holidays guide

    This is the most popular island of Sporades group. It is famous for its sandy beaches, the lush greenery and the vivid nightlife, which is why holidays in Skiathos are particularly popular among young visitors. From Skiathos island, there are day cruises to the other islands of Sporades and Pelion.


    General information

    Want to know the best beaches, villages and sights to see in Skiathos island? Have a look in the travel guide that we have prepared with detailed texts, photos, maps and other useful tourist information for the island.


    Things to see and do

    Skiathos beaches

    The island of Skiathos, in Greece, belongs to the Sporades islands group. The Greek island of Skiathos has only one village that becomes the centre of activities in summer. Day and night, the Town becomes very popular with visitors strolling around and dining at the waterfront restaurants. From Skiathos Town, there are buses and boats to the golden beaches on the southern side of the island. The most beautiful beach is Koukounaries, that is also considered as a protected environment. Do not also miss a boat trip to the Medieval Castle and Lalaria, the most exotic beach of the island.

    In the inland, visitors will find two lovely monasteries, the monastery of Evangelistria and of Kounoupitsa. In the centre of the Town, there is the interesting Museum of Papadiamantis, one of the most important Greek scholars. This guide of Skiathos Greece offers all useful information about holidays on the island. Located geographically between Skopelos and Volos Town, visitors can take day excursions to Skopelos and Alonissos, two other beautiful Greek islands.


    Our travel services

    Organize your holidays in Skiathos through our travel services: see the hotels we suggest and book ferry tickets to Skiathos through our online system. Also book a car to explore the island or a yacht for trips in the sea region. If you do not want to get into all these details, ask us to arrange your holidays.


    Accommodation

    Hotels in Skiathos

    Skiathos Town, the capital of the island, concentrates a wide variety of accommodation, from large tourist resorts and luxurious suites to traditional apartments and studios. Luxurious hotels in Skiathos island have upscale facilities, such as pools, jacuzzi and spa therapies. Koukounaries and Megali Ammos are very cosmopolitan beaches, with a good variety of hotels and studios. Accommodation for Skiathos holidays is actually found in all beaches at the southern side.


    Highlights in Skiathos

    Picturesque old port of Skiathos
    Skiathos Town is actually the centre of activities on the island. It has traditional style and nice streets to stroll around. In the evenings, it gets lively for its many bars.
    Boat trip to Lalaria and Medieval Castle
    Daily boat trips depart in summer from Skiathos Town to the exotic beach of Lalaria and the ruined Medieval Castle. This trip will be the peak of your Skiathos holidays.
    Large bay of Koukounaries
    Koukounaries is the most famous and cosmopolitan beach in Skiathos. Due to its large size, it has both organized and unorganized parts. In short walk from this beach is a small lake.
    Crystal waters in Banana Beach
    Banana is among the most beautiful beaches in Greece, with soft golden sand and crystal waters. A small bay next to the main beach is used by naturists.
    House of Greek writer Alexandros Papadiamantis
    In the inner streets of the Town, there is the house of the famous Greek writer Alexandros Papadiamantis. This house is a museum today with many folk items.
    Try diving in Skiathos
    The interesting reefs and old shipwrecks around Skiathos create nice diving spots. Many diving centres have opened on the island to provide courses and diving trips.

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