The beautiful green island of Skiathos is home to several churches and monasteries which charm all visitors the first sight. Most of them are built at the most fascinating locations of Skiathos while others can be seen along the seafront. Of unique interest is the Cathedral church of Three Bishops that dominates Chora, home to precious relics and the miraculous icon of Panagia Kounistra, the saint protector of Skiathos.
The Monastery of Evagelistria is the only one that is presently active in Skiathos. It lies surrounded by lush vegetation and trees, only 5 km from Chora. It was built by some monks, during the post-Byzantine years over the ruins of an ancient monastery and the holy complex comprises a fine library with rare books, an ecclesiastical museum, and numerous cells.
The monastery of Panagia Kounistra is also dedicated to the Holy Virgin. It lies in the middle of a pine forest, about 13 km from Skiathos town, on the way to Aselinos village. The 17th-century monastery has a great significance in the religious life of the locals.
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 Monastery of Panagia Ikonistra (or Kounistra) is located in a mountainous area of lush greenery. Built in the 17th century, this church is the protector of Skiathos. The katholicon has nice frescoes of the 18th century.
Church of Three Bishops
The church of the Three Bishops (Trion Ierarhon) is the Cathedral of Skiathos Town. It was constructed in 1846 and it has a tall bell tower. Some very fine icons are housed in this church.
Church of Agios Nikolaos
The church of Agios Nikolaos is painted in white and has a remarkable tall clock tower.