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.
Things to see and do
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.