Skiathos Experiences

Skiathos, the cosmopolitan island of the Sporades archipelago, is one of the most popular summer holiday destinations thanks to its spectacular natural environment, stunning beaches, and nightlife. On this island, shades of blue and green blend harmoniously and create a scenery of incomparable beauty that leaves visitors in awe. One of the island’s most remarkable spots is the breathtaking, pine-covered peninsula of Bourtzi, which divides the port of Skiathos in two parts: the old and the new port. The island features wonderful beaches and picturesque alleyways, and is an ideal option for hiking and nature lovers. On Skiathos you will also find numerous taverns to treat yourself with local traditional specialties, as well as beach bars where you can enjoy a signature cocktail and stunning views of the Aegean Sea.
Skiathos offers so many activities and sightseeing options, that you will never get bored during your stay here! Among other things, you can explore the Medieval Castle of Skiathos (Castro) at the northern part of the island, which was once used by the locals as a shelter against pirates; the Bourtzi peninsula; Evangelistria Monastery; the residence of the famous Greek writer Alexandros Papadiamantis, which currently houses a museum; and the island of Tsougrias that is located opposite Skiathos and boasts wonderful turquoise waters. The Old Town of Skiathos, with its picturesque stone alleyways and distinct architecture, is also definitely worth a visit.
Skiathos is famous for its stunning beaches with golden sand and crystal-clear waters.
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How to reach Skiathos Island

You can reach Skiathos either by plane or ferry. On Skiathos island there is an airport (Alexandros Papadiamantis Airport) that services international charter flights as well as local flights.

In case there is no direct flight from your country to Skiathos, you can check if there is a flight that arrives from the airport of Volos, which is the city closest to Skiathos. You can have a look at Skyscanner for available flights.

If you are travelling by car, Skiathos is directly connected with 3 mainland ports (Volos Port, Ag.Konstantinos Port, and Thessaloniki Port). For visitors coming from the north part of Europe, Thessaloniki Port is the closest option. The second closest port is the Port of Volos and for those coming from the south part of Greece, Ag.Konstantinos Port is the best option.
Skiathos is also daily connected with the nearby islands of Sporades (Skopelos and Alonissos).
For ferry tickets and timetables, you can have a look at ferryhopper.
From Athens, you can reach Skiathos either by plane, as there are daily direct flights from Athens to Skiathos, or by bus. In order to get to Skiathos from Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” by bus, you can use the services of Alkyon travel agency (http://www.alkyontravel.gr), which is located in Kaniggos Square in Athens. Take a taxi or the underground from the airport and go to Kaniggos Square. There, you will board one of the travel agency’s coaches, which will take you directly to Agios Konstantinos port. From the port you will take a ferry or a high-speed ship and you will arrive in Skiathos in 2.5 and 1.5 hours respectively.