Skiathos, Greece

Skiathos is a Greek island located in the Sporades group. It is the smallest in size, yet attracts the largest number of visitors to this part of the Aegean. Its beaches are legendary, its lifestyle is cosmopolitan, and it boasts a lovely capital, and many pretty resort-style settlements along its magnificent shores.

The island encompasses pine-covered low hills, with a main road running in a southerly direction from the east coast all the way around to the west coast, where the best beaches are found. The north coast is accessible only on foot or by caique. Skiathos is not an island with inland villages; it has the main town and capital, Chora, and lots of little seaside settlements that have been developed for tourism.

Things to See & Do

* Alexandros Papadiamantis house – Famous writer
* Koukounaries beach
* Kastro

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Greek
Land Area – 48 km²
Population – 4,000
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 30

Port Location - The port is located in the capital Chora.

Travel Links – Skiathos is situated only 40 nautical miles east of Volos on the mainland and is reached by ferry from both Volos and Ai. Konstantinos, and with less frequent service from Thessaloniki in the north, and Evia in the south. It also connects frequently with the nearby islands of Skopelos and Alonissos. During the summer, there are frequent flights to and from Athens.

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