There is a dogshelter at a top of a hill in Skiathos. It is run by an English woman. You can find small collection boxes to make donations around town. The path leading up to the shelter is supposed to be really nice with a great view. The dogs are cute. And of course it feels good to do something for charity. You can walk or pet the animals or make a small contribution. Apparently they are able to continue running the dog shelter because of the tourists' contributions. At the dog shelter, the pets get medically treatments and are then given to caring homes in Greece or other countries.
This is something I really wanted to do, but never got the time, but I promise I will come here next time I'm visiting Skiathos. I did make a small do
This is the only museum of Skiathos. It used to be the house of the Greek monk, poet and writer Alexandros Papadiamantis during the 19th century.
The house has 2 levels, with the upper floor (anogi) and the lower floor (katogi). The lower floor's made up of 3 rooms. On theleft, as you enter, there's the winter room with a fireplace. This is where Papadiamantis lived his last moments.
from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. every day except Mon.
Meteora, must be seen. These monastery's where built thousands of years ago on the top of the rock pinnacles. It is hard to believe how they where bulit with out the aid of any type of construction equipment. One of the Monastery's the monks that live there get to the top of the monastery by a basket suspended from a rope (not for the faint hearted). Meteora is on the main land and is is quite a journey to get there, first by Boat, then a long journey by bus. It was a long hot day so be prepared.
We found that Koukonaries Beach was the best beach. The beach is sandy the water is cyrstal clear and it is safe for children. There are water sports facilitys if you require them and Good food at the Taverna on the Beach.
Every morning very early around 5:30 - 7am you'll see the fishermen coming back into port with their catch. The best thing about this is watching all the restaurant owners running down to the port and fighting over the best catch
If you have a Dog and miss your dog whilst you are on holiday. You must visit the Skiathos Dog Shelter. You can take the dogs on walks. Tourist donations keep the shelter running. The shelter is at kounistra and a car is needed to get there.
The road going along the front of Skiathos Town leads to the end of the runway, this closes at the end of the runway as aircraft take-off or land.
Horseback riding for a change. That was fantastic. We enjoyed it. The people running the place are very friendly and our kids enjoyed the zoo and donkey-riding.