The cosmopolitan island on Northern Sporades (covering an area of 45 sq.km has been the top destination for thousands of tourists just in a few years. It can be reached by boat from Volos port (41 n.m.) and it's an international tourist destination. The magnificent forest of Koukounaries, located just beside the seaside, the famous Banana Beach and its magical sunset, and the wetlands of Strofylia Lagoon will just take your breath away. Skiathos is offered for hot summer vacations, mostly for young people, with its special nightlife, as well as for people that seek relaxation.
Skiathos' beautiful beaches with crystal waters, the green natural scape, the traditional villages, the local hospitality as well as the perfect touristic structures and the extreme nightlife are the clues that attract more Greek and foreign tourists every year.
Tourists can visit spots like the house of the great Greek author Alexandros Papadiamantis, Bourtzi, the Castle of Skiathos as well as the traditional greek orthodox churches and monasteries.
Accommodation in Skiathos
You will find stylish and beatiful hotels and apartments in Skiathos town, Troulos, Agia Paraskeyi, Megali Ammos and Koukounaries. Also beautiful elegantly decorated villas are located in the island providing, pools, BBQ and fully equipped accommondation. The only camping in the island is located in Koukounaries. Many visitors choose to stay in Skiathos town because many taverns are in short distance from their hotel.
There are 3 bus lanes (see map for details)
Lane 1: Skiathos (Park of Elementary school) - Evagelistria Monastery
Lane 2: Skiathos (Park of Elementary school) - Ksanemos beach
Lane 3: Skiathos - Koukounaries
Ticket to Koukounaries costs 1.80euro and ticket to Agia Paraskevi costs 1.40euro. Buses depart every 20 minutes. Bus services operate from 07:00am till 00:00.
The taxi station operates 24hours a day and is located just 50 meters from the exit of the new port. Telephone 0030 24270-21460.
In Skiathos you will see magnificent beaches with crystal-clear waters. Explore Koukounaries beach, Axladies beach suitable for wind surfing, Bromolimnos, Megalos Ammos, Banana, Mandraki, Elia, Aselinos, Agistros and Lalaria.
The exciting nightlife of Skiathos and the beach bars at Banana. Also, enjoy your drink and your cocktail at the Maxilares, an area inside the town with bars that have cushions.
Have an excursion to Lalaria beach by boat. It costs at about 10 euro to Lalaria-Castle and isle Tsougrias.
Sunset spots in Skiathos: beaches of Banana-Koukounaries-Agia Eleni and at the Castle (North Skiathos).
Visit famous Greek writer Papadiamanti's House-Museum.
Visit the small island Arkos and have an excursion to Skopelos and Alonissos at the Marine Park of Alonissos which is the largest marine park in Europe.
Enjoy the view from Bourtzi at a lovely evening.