Holidays in Skiathos

Holidays in Skiathos

The island of Skiathos is the western most island in the Sporades. The island actually belongs to the municipality of Magnesia and is a short distance by boat from the majestic Pelion peninsula.

Skiathos GreeceSkiathos is a very green and luscious island, one filled with colours, scents and aromas throughout the year. The island is relatively small in size and has a beautiful setting where you can enjoy some truly rewarding holidays and vacations.

The green landscape and scenery blend together perfectly with the cool blue waters of the Aegean. It provides an ideal destination for those seeking a holiday of peace, relaxation and tranquility.

The island has been blessed both in natural beauty, and the stunning sandy beaches that you will find here. During the summer months, the coastal towns and beaches are filled with people enjoying the refreshing waters.

Skiathos is also home to two very special and unique lakes. These lakes, located at Agios Georgios, near the town of Chora, and at Stofylia at the beautiful Koukounaries beach are two very important ecosystems for fauna, wildlife and birds.

Whatever type of holiday or vacation you are searching for, the island of Skiathos will be an ideal destination. It is one of the most beautiful in the Sporades, and has much to offer all of those who visit.

How do I travel to Skiathos ?

You can reach the Sporades island of Skiathos by air or sea. The airport on the island caters for domestic and international flights. During the summer months there are a number of charter flights arriving at Skiathos from all over Europe. The airport of Skiathos has a number of connections with other airports around Greece including Athens. Find more information about flights to Skiathos by clicking the link.

Visitors are also able to get to Skiathos by sea. The island has a number of ferry and hydrofoil  connections with ports in Volos, Thessaloniki, Agios Konstantinos and also Pefki on the island of Evia. During the summer are regular and almost daily ferry connections, but off season, these are a lot more limited. Find more information about ferries to Skiathos by clicking the link.

Where can I stay in Skiathos ?

There are lots of beautiful places to stay for visitors to Skiathos and you will be able to find a great selection of accommodation that includes hotels, studios, rooms, apartments and villas. The main town of Skiathos is where you will find the largest selection of hotels and accommodation, while other popular destinations such as Agia Paraskevi, Megali Ammos, Troulos and Koukounaries also have a nice choice. FInd more information about hotels in Skiathos by clicking the link.

5 Day weather forecast for Skiathos

 

Map of Skiathos

 

Useful Resources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skiathos - Wikipedia page for the island of Skiathos
http://www.skiathos.gr/ - Official website for the municipality
http://www.aroundskiathos.com – Travel guide to the island of Skiathos
http://www.visitgreece.gr/en/greek_islands/sporades/skiathos - Page for Skiathos by the Greek Tourism Organisation
http://www.σκιάθος.com/ - Greek language website for Skiathos

Author: Alex Dounavis

An avid traveller and keen writer about travel destinations in Greece and the Greek islands

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