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The Island of Skiathos
Skiathos is a spectacular island that belongs to the complex of Sporades. It’s a cosmopolitan destination with many attractions, a wide choice of hotels, restaurants, and stunning beaches.
Skiathos has a turbulent history, marked by the Venetians, the Byzantines, the Ottomans, and the pirates. The history of the island explains the numerous sightseeing opportunities visitors can have in this little paradise. The island is also famous for its sandy beaches, lush greenery and vivid nightlife, which is why holidays in Skiathos are particularly popular among young visitors.
The southern side of the island is dotted with fantastic beaches, like Koukounaries, Banana, Agia Paraskevi, Kanapitsa and more. The countryside has a few interesting monasteries to visit. From Skiathos, there are day cruises to the other islands of Sporades and Pelion.
In 2008, the film “Mamma Mia” was shot in Skiathos and in the neighboring areas of Skopelos and Pelion. Once you visit the old port, you will recognize the scenery where Meryl Streep and the other cast were performing.
Unique Experiences – Scuba Diving
Discover the island’s emerald waters and unique underwater kingdom! Most Skiathos diving centers are found on the southern side of the island, in beaches like Tzaneria, Koukounaries, Vromolimnos, and Vassilias. These centers offer courses for all ages. Just rent the necessary equipment and organize diving trips to interesting reefs and uninhabited islands. Upon proper guidance, scuba diving can even be practiced at night!
BY AIRPLANE – Scheduled domestic flights operate between Athens International Airport and the island of Skiathos. During the summer months, there are also numerous charter flights from many European cities, like Amsterdam, Vienna, Milan, Berlin, Zurich, Oslo, Munich, Stockholm, Frankfurt, etc.
BY FERRY – Skiathos is connected by ferry boat with Volos (321km from Athens), Agios Konstantinos (165km from Athens) and Thessaloniki. However, during the summer months, it is also connected with the islands of Alonnisos, Skopelos, Syros, Santorini, Paros, Naxos, Tinos, and Heraklion by highspeed flying dolphins.