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Skiathos: The green island of Sporades

Skiathos


Σκιάθος, Σποράδες

Skiathos Island is situated in the middle of the Aegean Sea, opposite Pilio and belongs to the North Sporades Islands. It is a cosmopolitan island, maintained picturesque and tranquil. Tiled roofed, white washed houses, amphitheatrically built, rugged coasts, golden beaches, planes and pine trees are some features of Skiathos.


The island has become internationally known, thanks to two distinguish persons, Alexandros Papadiamantis and Alexandros Moraitidis.

 

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You could visit Papadiamantis House/Museum that is situated near the port. Many furnitures and personal belongings are kept just as it was at the end of his life there.

The castle is a huge rock in the sea offering panoramic view, on which the medieval town of the island was situated. It is approximately an hour from the town by car or boat.

Bourtzi is a small peninsula, which divides the harbour in two, it was encircled and had battlements and embrasures. Nowadays it is an area full of pine trees with a few remnants of the walls left.

You should also visit the Monasteries of Panagia (Virgin Mary) Ikonistra, Evagelismos Theotokou (Annunciation of Virgin Mary) and the churches of Christ, Agia Anastasia, Agios Nikolaos.

Famous beaches in Skiathos Island: In Skiathos there are numerous beaches with the most well known Koukounaries. Other ones are Vasilias, Megali Ammos, Achladias, Tzanerias, kanapitsa, Troulos, Agia Paraskevi, Vromolimnos. West of koukounaries beach are Banana, Mikri Krassa, Aselinos, Agia Eleni and in the North the exotic Mandraki.

Boats can take the vistors to Galazia and Skotini Spilia, to Lalaria a wonderful beach with white round pebbles, to Tripia Petra, to Kastro and to the small islands Tsougrias, Arkos etc.

How to get there

By airplane: Skiathos has its own airport which caters to international charter flights as well as local flights. There are daily flights from Athens in summer and 2-3 times weekly in the winter. The flight lasts 35 minutes. Frequent charter flights connect Skiathos with many European cities from May until the end of October.

By Flying Dolphins: From Agios Konstantinos (trip duration 1hour and 20 min.) From Volos many daily (trip duration 1 hour and 15 min.) From Thessaloniki, daily in summer.

By Ferry-boats: From Agios Konstantinos, daily in summer (trip duration 3 hours). From Volos daily in both summer and winter (trip duration 2 hours and 30min). From Thessaloniki 3 times a week in the summer.

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Skiathos Useful Telephone Numbers (Calling code for Greece 0030)

Port Station of Agios Konstantinos
22530 31759
Olympic Airways
24270 22200
Port Authority of Thessaloniki
2310 531505
Post office
24270 22011
Port Authority of Volos
24210 38888
Taxi
24270 21460
Port Station of Skiathos
24270 22017
Health Center
24270 22040
Police
24270 21111
National Bank of Greece
24270 22400
Tourist Police
24270 23172
Emporiki Bank
24270 22226
Airport
24270 22049
Alpha Bank
24270 23184