Skiathos Travel Guide

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Skiathos Highlights

  • Pro
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    glamourprincess says…

     Beautiful beaches, great restaurants, lovely food, wonderful island and nature 

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    wishyouwherehere says…

     The town can get very busy and so can the main beaches 

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     Ideal for sun-worshippers, lazy days quiet nights 

Skiathos Things to Do

  • Ancient City

    As part of the boat tour we were taken to the most northernly point of the island where up on top of the cliffs the abandoned city of Kastro lies.in the middle of the 14th century because of raids on skiathos by pirates, the people of skiathos built a town here that was at the highest point on the island creating a natural fortress.The town today...

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  • Horse Riding School

    For any sport enthusiasts Skiathos has a Riding School which is situated in Koukanouries. It offers excursions from one hour taking you through Mandraki woods and a lovely coastal view to and hour and half with views over Koukounaries, Asselinos and Trolous taking you through the highest mountain roads. Kouk The horses are well taken care of and...

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  • Horseback riding in Skiahos Greece

    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.

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Skiathos Restaurants

  • Good Food Good Price

    The food was the best Greek food we ate on this holiday and the best value for money. The building itself is very old and you are sat in a courtyard which was good because people do not walk past you whilst you are eating. Stama is a meat stew which as cheese on the top of it. It is similar to Beef Stifado. The Potato croquettes where also very...

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  • The place to eat on Skiathos

    The Windmill is situated high above the main town of Skiathos with fantastic views over the town and harbour, you can also watch the flights coming in and landing at the airport. It is a very steep walk up to it but it does make you work up an appetite. As you will read on the webpage link below it is a restoration of one of the oldest buildings in...

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  • Appalling Service, Arrogant Staff

    We didn't get to try the food in this much-acclaimed restaurant. We turned up at just after 8pm on a Monday evening in early June, and the restaurant was about a third full. We asked if they had a table for two. The waiter asked if we'd booked and when we said no, he said they had no free tables. We then asked if we could book for another evening,...

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Skiathos Nightlife

  • Clubs/Bars

    The lively nightlife of Skiathos is of course concentrated in Skiathos Town along the portside, where you can find a lot of bars.In the streets of Papadiamanti, the waterfront, the Politecniou and Evangelistra streets and above the Three Bishops cathedral;s square you'll discover that if you were looking for a wide choice of nightlife, Skiathos...

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  • Lots of cool nightclubs

    If you walk past the new port and along the street that's paralell to the ocean you will eventually get to the bar street which is situated quite close to the airport. The first time I went looking for it I actually gave up and turned, because you can't really see it from Skiathos town. It was so dark and the road was bumpy, I thought I was lost....

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  • Cool bar by the harbour

    Ice is a small bar at the far end of the old harbour in Skiathos town. When we visited the place was almost empty, but it was late afternoon. The great thing about Ice is that the happy hour lasts for hours (until 11 PM) and the drinks are better than at Rock'n'Roll bar. Unfortunately they did not serve Mojito as the bartender didn't bring mint to...

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Skiathos Transportation

  • Buses

    Getting around Skiathos is easy as it is a relatively small Island, no larger than 61 square miles. The total length of the coastline is 44 kilometres and the central road is approx 12 kilometres and joins Skiathos Town with Koukanaries. During the summer months the bus runs every 20 mins and services many of the sandy beaches on the the way. The...

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  • Bus to the beach

    The bus is essential if you want to get around to the different beaches at the island of Skiathos. There are about 26 bus stops, most of them are connected to one or more different beaches. The first bus stop is located downtown at the far east side of Skiathos town. You pay when you are on the bus (you get on, find a seat and a tiny but flexible...

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  • Airport

    You can fly direct to Skiathos from numerous international airports however flights are limited so early booking is advised, so check with your travel agent.If you are unable to get a direct flight to Skaithos it should be noted that Skiathos is also connected to most international airports via Athens airport where you can take a 40 minute...

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Skiathos Shopping

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    by Jannice48 Written Mar 31, 2006

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    .Most Mobile Phones work in Skiathos,we found that Vodaphone and O2 worked well on most of the Island

    What to buy: Phone cards can be bought at most kiosks,trip booking offices,and The Tourist Office.

    What to pay: 30P for text calls to the UK and Mobile calls can vary.

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Skiathos Local Customs

  • "Kalo Pashcha!" - "Beautiful Easter (to...

    One of the customs of their forefathers that the local people of Skiathos keep very much alive is the feast of Easter which is celebrated in style. The church service starts at one in the morning of Holy Saturday followed around four in the morning by a procession which takes you through the cobbled streets and all the people join in. The houses...

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  • Local Festivities

    Local festivities are taking place with music, food and drink during the celebration of the Assumption of the Virgin (14 and 15 August). The procession of the epithaph (burial) of the Virgin at the monastery of Evangelistria on 15 August is also worth seeing.

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Skiathos Warnings and Dangers

  • Sunburn

    Watch the Sun as when you get the Alantic breeze blowing you can get sunburnt very easyAvoid mid day -4pm for walking etc gets very hot.Buy bottled water from the supermarkets.Try and get in the shade from mid day there are shady places even on the beach.Put a bottle of water in the freezer the night before and take out when you leave, to keep...

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  • mossies from hell!

    mossies are really bad on skiathos ,more so than any other island my wife and i have visited. best anti mossie spray we used had a ingrediant in it called "DEET" which worked well but you still need to put a load on

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Skiathos Tourist Traps

  • Boat trips arranged by travel agencies =...

    If you travel with charter the travel company will most definitely offer you a boat trip around the island. Nothing wrong with that, in fact I do recommend the boat trips. The only thing is, if you book with your travel company you will pay as much as twice the price as if you book independently! They charge you 22-25 EURO a trip, but if you go...

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  • Bites and Stings

    We found there to be a lot of wasps and mosquitos on the Island. The daughter of a friend that we were on holiday with did have the misfortune of being stung by a wasp while we were all sitting around the pool at our apartments and I came home covered in mosquito bites. If you get stung by a wasp remove the sting using tweezers to prise it out or...

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Skiathos What to Pack

  • Essentials for a beach holiday

    Beach bag or rugsack is a must as you have to travel by bus/car to get to many of the beaches, to get to the more isolated beaches you might have to walk longer distances as well. Good walking shoes(sneakers). Flipflops for the beach. Flat dressier sandals for night. Leave your high-heels at home! A comfy sweatshirt for windy days on the beach. A...

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  • Don't forget the Mosquito Repellent

    SuitcaseBeach Bag Beach ShoesTrainersBaseball Hat/Sunhat Sun LotionMosquito Spray/CreamMedicine/PainkillersFirst Aid Kit Digital Camera Swimming Costume/TrunksSarongSunglassesBeach Towel Adapter PlugBook/MagazineMobile Phone Charger

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  • Ouch!!!

    A Backpack is probably easiest to transport, suitcases with wheels aren't best suited to the (ocassionally) bumpy roads Pack a bikini (well the bottom half anyway...) OH!!!!! Mosquito repellant, cream, lotions, spray, citrus candles, after-bite cream, lotions, spray...There are mossies - and they bite!Actually most items can be bought from the...

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Skiathos Off The Beaten Path

  • Famous Beach

    Lalaria beach is at the North end of the Island and is only accessible by boat. It is a very pebbly beach. Boat trips run daily from Skiathos and can be caught from the old harbour. When you walk along the old harbour at night all the boat owners are in competition with each other trying to get you to book for the next morning. The beach has a...

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  • The hill behind Skiathos Town

    As you leave Skiathos Town towards Megali Amos you pass a petrol station on your left, about200 yards past this on the opposite side of the road there is a road which quickly becomes a track leading to the top of a hill (the one with aircraft beacon lights on) overlooking Skiathos Town.From the top you get a great view over the town.This walk is...

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  • For the Energetic, fit and healthy

    Kastro, This was once the islands capital City and can be reached by Boat or by car (4WD) and then you have to walk for about 40 minutes. The walk is up hill and on a cliffe top. But it is well worth it. The views are spectacular and there is a beach at the bottom with a small Taverna.

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Skiathos Sports & Outdoors

  • Para Gliding

    Skiathos has numerous beaches all with golden sand and clear waters. The beaches are typically surrounded by dense pine forest creating the most idyllic retreat.Koukounaries; is the most famous beach on the island and this tends to lead to it being very crowded. It is popular for its white sand and fragrant pine tress and is considered the most...

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  • Relax

    Skiathos has some of the best beaches in Greece, such as Megali Ammos, Achladies, Tzaneries, Banana, Mandraki, Lalaria and Koukounaries, considered to be the most beautiful in Greece.There are all kinds of water sports available at most beaches and even a diving centre.

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Skiathos Favorites

  • All you need to know about Skiathos

    Go to http://www.destinationskiathos.com if you plan to visit Skiathos for first time. This place has just everything about Skiathos. Enjoying the hot sun in any sandy beach of Skiathos is the alpha and the omega of Greek Summer.

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  • Beaches and clear water

    Skiathos has numerous beaches all with golden sand and clear waters. The beaches are typically surrounded by dense pine forest creating the most idyllic retreat.Koukounaries; is the most famous beach on the island and this tends to lead to it being very crowded. It is popular for its white sand and fragrant pine tress and is considered the most...

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  • Town or Beach

    Skiathos is a small island with really only one main road that runs from Skiathos town along the south coast to Koukounaries (one of the most popular beaches). The route is well served by a very regular and cheap bus service that stops at all the numerous coves / beaches on the way.If you are going to Skiathos, there is a choice to be made. Either...

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