Skiathos is a small picturesque island of 50 km2 located in the Aegean Sea, a two hour ferry ride from the Greek mainland. There are over 60 sandy beaches, including the highly acclaimed Koukounaries Beach along the coastline. Inland, pine trees abound with forests located in the southwestern and northern regions. “Boomerangers”, as they have become known, return to Skiathos island year after year and it’s easy to understand why; natural beauty with stunning views of neighbouring islands, secluded beaches even in high season, a cosmopolitan nightlife, and superb Greek and international cuisine.
In addition to its spectacular vistas, Skiathos has a rich history that has left its mark on the land. You can visit Kastro, the remains of a medieval town settled atop a craggy cliff. Churches and monasteries dot the landscape. At the working Monastery of Panagia Evangelistria, you not only learn history, but you can also enjoy locally made wine. Visit Bourtzi, a small, wooded peninsula in Skiathos town harbor where an old Venetian fortress is now the backdrop for a cultural centre and open-air theatre. Or you can learn about the life of Skiathos’ most famous citizen, the Greek author Alexandros Papadiamantis, at the house where he grew up. There is so much to see and do on Skiathos that you just have to come and see for yourself. Click on any of the links above to find out what’s waiting for you in Skiathos.