Skiathos is the westernmost island of the Sporades, only two hours away from Volos by ferry. It is a popular place to organize a holiday in Skiathos. It is the most developed Sporades Island from the point of view of touristy facilities and offers goods services, infrastructure, and organization.
Even if tourism is a recent phenomenon in Skiathos island, it has extended very quickly and the commercialization of the little island has now almost reached the ones of islands like Corfu, Mykonos, and Rhodes. Package tourists from Europe and wealthy visitors from all over the world are the main clientele of Skiathos.
The island has only one settlement, Skiathos Town, which is the port and capital of Skiathos. The rest of the island consists of beautiful large beaches, churches, archaeological sites, many supermarkets, villas, restaurants, and numerous huge hotel units.
Holidays in Skiathos is ideal for those who love exciting nightlife, shopping, crowded beaches, great fun, and entertainment. Nevertheless, the crowded aspect of Skiathos doesn't take away the island's beauty: picturesque walks, hidden valleys, a few quieter beaches, caves, sculpting rocks and small coves are the many jewels one can find in Skiathos if he takes time to explore the island. In fact, Skiathos has provided the setting of a Hollywood film, the famous Mamma Mia movie.