Skiathos is a beautiful verdant island of the northern Sporades. Its pine-covered slopes descend to the sea, where a strip of white sand separates the trees from the sea.
Pass by the four small islands that secure Skiathos’ entrance and reach the port. The town is amphitheatrically built over leafy hills. The paved roads, the roof tile white houses and the courtyards full of bougainvilleas and cranesbills compose the picturesque scenery. Skiathos offers a variety of choices for your vacations, tourist shops, restaurants, cafes, modern hotels, guesthouses.
Megali Ammos, Kanapitsa, Xaneros, Megalos Aselinos, Mandraki, Aghia Eleni, Banana, Bromolimnos, Achladies, Tzaneries are some of Skiathos’ most beautiful beaches. Koukounaries is one of the most famous beaches in Greece where the pines’ branches lean over the golden sand bay’s emerald green waters. Visit the other beaches of the island with boats from the old port. During the root admire the sea caves and the famous beach of Lalaria with the torn rock and the round pebbles. Don’t forget to visit Tsougkria, the small island with the amazing beach opposite to Skiathos’ port.
At Kastro, the island’s medieval town, lie the remains of many monasteries. The holy icons have been transferred to Skiathos’ churches. Most of those monasteries are dated back to Ottoman rule, with significant influences by Aghio Oros. Even the name “Skiathos” is considered to derive from the words “skia” (shadow) and “Athos” (Aghio Oros).