Skiathos  

 


Skiathos - Sporades (Greece)

Skiathos. Skiathos is for many people one of the most popular Greek islands in the Aegean Sea. It belongs to the Sporades island group, it lies to the east of Pelion (Thessaly)  and north of Evia. Skiathos hit a few years ago the great publicity because of the movie "Mamma Mia" that partly was filmed here.

We visited Skiathos a couple of times and were positively surprised. Skiathos is a very green island with beautiful sandy beaches, with a picturesque capital (Skiathos town) and a great green nature. On the island are forests, castles, monasteries, many hiking trails and a lagoon.

Skiathos town has two ports, a small harbor where the fishing boats and the small excursion boats moor and to the north of it, the larger port where the big ferries dock. It is very cozy town, you can enjoy the colorful terraces at the harbour were many good bars and taverns are.

Just behind the ports is a long shopping street where all kinds of tourist shops, snackbars, bars, gold shops and boutiques are. Sometimes it is very busy here, especially when huge ferry boats arrive, though it remains cozy and pleasant to be here.

On Skiathos, especially on the south coast,  there are a dozen of beautiful sandy beaches. These are almost all southwest of the city. The best known and most visited beach is  Koukounaries (15 minutes by bus), which is also a protected area for birds. Koukounari means ‘stone pine’, at Koukounaries is a lagoon and a wooded peninsula with a stone pine forest. On the sandy beach there are all kinds of water sports and the water is very clean and clear.

On Skiathos are plenty of very good hotels but also cheaper rooms and apartments are available.

Photo Gallery Skiathos - Photos of Sporades

JustGreece.com Kastro | Skiathos Sporaden | De Griekse Gids foto 6 - Foto van De Griekse Gids JustGreece.com Maniatis Garden Achladies | Skiathos Sporaden | De Griekse Gids foto 5 - Foto van De Griekse Gids JustGreece.com Skiathos stad | Skiathos Sporaden | De Griekse Gids foto 69 - Foto van De Griekse Gids JustGreece.com Tzaneria | Skiathos Sporaden | De Griekse Gids foto 6 - Foto van De Griekse Gids JustGreece.com Wandelpaden bij Klooster Kechria | Skiathos Sporaden | De Griekse Gids foto 7 - Foto van De Griekse Gids JustGreece.com Maniatis Garden Achladies | Skiathos Sporaden | De Griekse Gids foto 13 - Foto van De Griekse Gids JustGreece.com Skiathos stad | Skiathos Sporaden | De Griekse Gids foto 29 - Foto van De Griekse Gids JustGreece.com Kerk Anastasa en Friktoria, de communicatie toren | Skiathos Sporaden | foto 5 - Foto van De Griekse Gids JustGreece.com Klooster Kechria | Skiathos Sporaden | De Griekse Gids foto 3 - Foto van De Griekse Gids JustGreece.com Profitis Ilias kerk | Skiathos Sporaden | De Griekse Gids - Foto van De Griekse Gids JustGreece.com Aghia Paraskevi (Platanias beach) | Skiathos Sporaden | De Griekse Gids foto 3 - Foto van De Griekse Gids JustGreece.com Panoramafoto Skiathos stad | Skiathos Sporaden | De Griekse Gids foto 14 - Foto van De Griekse Gids JustGreece.com Skiathos stad | Skiathos Sporaden | De Griekse Gids foto 68 - Foto van De Griekse Gids JustGreece.com Megali Ammos (Ftelia) | Skiathos Sporaden | De Griekse Gids foto 2 - Foto van De Griekse Gids JustGreece.com Skiathos stad en eilandjes tegenover | Sporaden | De Griekse Gids foto 9 - Foto van De Griekse Gids

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The map of Skiathos island

Click on the destinations on the map of Skiathos and discover the island.

The map of Sporades islands Kastro Skiathos Evangelistria Monastery Skiathos Anastasa Church on Skiathos Kechria Skiathos Achladies Skiathos Vassilias Skiathos Ftelia Skiathos Skiathos Town Megali Ammos Skiathos Koukounaries beach Skiathos Troulos Skiathos Agia Paraskevi skiathos Tzaneria Skiathos Kanapitsa Skiathos Vromolimnos
Skiathos island - Click on the map (©JustGreece.com)

Sights Skiathos

  • The Venetian castle on the green Pounta
  • The home of the Greek writer Alexandros Papadiamantis which is now a museum.
  • The ancient monasteries and churches like that of Agios Charalambos and Moni Evangelistria. Moni Evangelistria to the Greek insurgents have fled after the revolution of 1821.
  • The old port with its taverns and cafes.
  • The beautiful beaches of Skiathos like the beautiful beach of Koukounaries
  • The "blue cave"
  • The castle (Kastro) where, during the 16th century, the inhabitants of Skiathos have moved to escape from the Barbarians. Here you will find churches where Christians hid.
Average temperature Skiathos
January
12.1°C
February
12.4°C
March
13.4°C
April
16.2°C
May
19.4°C
June
23.5°C
July
25.2°C
August
25.3°C
September
23.0°C
October
19.7°C
November
16.4°C
December
13.6°C

How to get on Skiathos?

You can come to Skiathos either by airplane or by boat.  The international airport of Skiathos is at the edge of Skiathos town located. Another airport mainly used, is the airport of Volos (Thessaly). It takes about one hour by ferry, to travel fom Volos to Skiathos.

Skiathos is by boat directly connected to the Greek mainland (including Piraeus, Volos, Thessaloniki) but also to other Greek islands like the Cyclades and the other Sporades (Skopelos, Alonissos and Skyros).


Foto's Skiathos - Skiathos in beeld

Aghia Paraskevi (Platanias beach) | Skiathos Sporaden | De Griekse Gids foto 32 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Kastro | Skiathos Sporaden | De Griekse Gids foto 53 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Agios Nikolaos-kerk in Skiathos-stad foto 3 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Maniatis Garden Achladies | Skiathos Sporaden | De Griekse Gids foto 4 - Foto van De Griekse Gids

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