Are you ready to escape city lifey and immerse yourself in the beautiful surroundings of Skiathos Island? This small Greek island in the Aegean Sea is an ideal vacation spot for anyone looking for sun, sand, and adventure. With its stunning beaches, historic sites, and exciting activities, Skiathos Island has something for everyone.
Here’s what you should see and do during your trip to Skiathos Island:
Beaches: The island’s most famous attraction is its beaches, and why won’t it be as this island has around a mere 60 beaches. Some of the ones you should visit are Banana Beach, Koukounaries beach, and Lalaria beach which can be easily accessed by boat, it is a nice way to explore the sea caves there.
Koukounaries beach and Maratha beach are also some of the ones which shouldn’t be missed. These beaches are perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and snorkelling.
Skiathos town:- The main town of Skiathos is home to the famous Bourtzi, a fortified castle located on a small island in the harbour. Visitors can take a boat to Bourtzi and enjoy the stunning views of the town and sea. There is also a famous pedestrian street in the main town called Papadimanti street, where you can shop for souvenirs or enjoy some retail therapy. If you like museums then you should consider visiting, the Alexandros Papadimantis museum which is a famous greek writer.
For people who like to explore some churches, they should head to Agios Nikolaos, from where you can even enjoy the beautiful view of the town. A few more things to see around the island are the Evangelistria Monastery, Kounistras Monastery, Museum of Naval and Cultural Tradition along with the Kastro which can be visited by excursion boats.
Activities: From water sports to hiking, Skiathos Island has plenty of activities to keep you busy. Take a windsurfing or kitesurfing lesson, go on a horseback ride, or hike through the island’s 26 hiking routes which pass through the lush forests which lead to the peak of the island.
Food: Greek cuisine is famous for its fresh ingredients and bold flavours. During your stay in Skiathos, be sure to try local delicacies such as tzatziki, moussaka, and grilled octopus.
Getting to Skiathos Island from Athens is easy. You can take a direct flight from Athens International Airport to Skiathos National Airport. The flight takes about 40 minutes. From the airport, you can take a taxi or local bus to your destination. Another option is to take a ferry from various ports of Athens, which should take around 2.5 or 3 hours depending on the route.
Skiathos Island is a must-visit destination for anyone looking for a relaxing and fun-filled vacation. With its stunning beaches, historic sites, and exciting activities, there’s something for everyone on this beautiful Greek island. Book your trip today and get ready to experience the best that Skiathos has to offer.