SKIATHOS TRAVEL GUIDE
Find out everything about your holidays in Skiathos on our travel guide! Skiathos is the most popular of the Greek islands of the Sporades group, in the Aegean sea. Boasting a beautiful- packed with pine trees- natural landscape and having over 60 stunning beaches, Skiathos Greece is a paradise for nature lovers!
Skiathos Greece might be a small island, but it attracts thousands of visitors every summer! Although it is mainly loved by young visitors, thanks to the crazy Skiathos nightlife, it is also a great destination for families.
Skiathos town is the biggest and most popular settlement of the island! Its romantic waterfront is a pole of attraction for visitors, who sit at the seaside taverns to have a traditional luscious meal, before getting lost in the narrow alleys of the town.
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Skiathos Greece sits at the northwest Aegean sea, in the heart of Sporades archipelago. Known for its amazing beaches, natural ambiance, cosmopolitan aura, and Skiathos vivid nightlife, this idyllic Aegean island ticks all the boxes of the perfect holidays!
The highlight of Skiathos island is hands down, the exotic Skiathos beaches. The best ones of its over 60 beaches in total are located on the southern part of the island. Among the most beautiful ones are Koukounaries beach, Lalaria beach, and Banana beach. The last one is particularly popular with the young crowds, thanks to the water sports facilities and legendary beach parties.
Skiathos nightlife is another reason why Skiathos island is 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 Skiathos bars and clubs can be found in the areas of Old Harbor and Ammoudia. But, if you want to taste the local delicacies, head to Skiathos town, where the best Skiathos restaurants are located!
Once you peel yourself away from the beaches and the clubs, you’ll discover the cultural side of Skiathos. Bourtzi, a Venetian fortress in Skiathos town, is a must-visit. Sitting on a verdant islet packed with pine trees, Bourtzi offers a breathtaking view to Skiathos town and the vast Aegean sea. Other significant sites are also 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, Skiathos 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 during your Skiathos holidays!
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HOW TO GET TO SKIATHOS?
Skiathos has an international airport and receives many daily flights. Another way to reach Skiathos is by ferry, from the ports of Volos, Agios Konstantinos, Evia and other islands of the Sporades.
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HIGHLIGHTS: BEST THINGS TO DO
Discover the best things to do in Skiathos! From Skiathos sightseeing, to activities and from Skiathos tours, to restaurants, we give you the best recommendations for the ultimate Skiathos holidays experience!
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.