TRAVEL GUIDE TO SKIATHOS
Skiathos Greece is the most popular island to visit in the Sporades island group. Despite its small size, it attracts thousands of visitors every year. Thanks to its intense nightlife, it is popular among young people and its picturesque town is known for its romantic atmosphere. Skiathos is covered with vegetation and it has over 60 beaches in total!
To help you plan your holidays in Skiathos, we have created a travel guide with all the necessary information about the things to do on the island, the beaches, top hotels and restaurants as well as a wide selection of breathtaking photos
The island is easily accessible by plane from many countries but also by ferry from Volos, Evia and other islands of the Sporades.
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Skiathos Greece belongs to the Sporades island group in the northwest Aegean Sea. Known for its amazing beaches, natural ambiance, cosmopolitan aura and vivid nightlife, this idyllic Aegean island ticks all the boxes for perfect holidays!
The highlight of the island is hands down, its exotic beaches. It has over 60 beaches in total and the best ones are located on the southern part of the island. Among the most beautiful ones are Koukounaries, Lalaria and Banana. The last one is particularly popular with the young crowds, thanks to the water sports facilities and legendary beach parties.
The nightlife is another reason why Skiathos is so popular! Every summer, the island is transformed into a party paradise for those who want to live their best life and party with people from all over the world.
The best bars and clubs can be found in town and Ammoudia.
If you want to taste the local delicacies, head to town, where the best restaurants are located!
Once you peel yourself away from the beaches and the clubs, you’ll discover the cultural side of the island. Bourtzi, a Venetian fortress in town, is a must-visit. Sitting on a verdant islet packed with pine trees, Bourtzi offers a breathtaking view to town and the vast Aegean sea.
Other significant sites include the house of Alexandros Papadiamantis, the renowned Greek author, the medieval castle, as well as the monasteries of Evangelistria and Kounoupitsa.
As for the nature lovers, this island got you covered! There’s a 197 km long hiking trail network, which is the perfect way to explore the wild natural landscape of the island!
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HOTELS & ACCOMMODATIONS
In the beautiful island of Skiathos, you are going to discover different types of hotels, such as luxury resorts that offer suites, building complexes of rooms or apartments with a swimming pool, traditionally designed studios and more. Most of them are located in popular places such as the Town or Megali Ammos and they are usually surrounded by greenery or situated within a short distance from the beach.
Some of the most popular hotels are Cape Kanapitsa, Aegean Suites, Irida Aegean View, Kassandra Bay and more.
HOW TO GET THERE & MOVE AROUND?
Skiathos has an international airport and receives many daily flights from Athens and some European capitals. Another way to reach the island is by ferry, from the ports of Volos, Agios Konstantinos, Evia and other islands of the Sporades.
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HIGHLIGHTS: BEST OF SKIATHOS
Discover the highlights of Skiathos to experience during your holiday! From sightseeing to activities and from tours to restaurants, here are the best suggestions for the ultimate experience!
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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.
The Monastery of Panagia Evangelistria is located 5 km north of Skiathos Town, amidst an area of rich vegetation. The monastery was built in the early 19th century and it has great historical importance for the island, as it contributed to the Greek War of Independence.
The Castle of Skiathos is located on the northern side of the island, accessible by boat or through a track path.
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.