Skiathos | Designer Travel

Skiathos, Sporades, Greece


With over 60 sandy beaches on its 45 km of coastline, Skiathos is an ideal family, singles and couples destination. Many people return year after year due to the islands picturesque scenery, excellent weather and wealth of beaches.

With so many beaches in Skiathos, it’s easy to find one that’s suitable for you; whether you’re looking for a lively beach with watersport facilities or a peaceful and isolated spot. You can sail around the island on a hired craft, visiting hidden coves and secluded beaches or explore the shimmering waters by scuba diving or snorkelling.

Exploring the island is easy as there are plenty of taxis, water taxis and boat trips aplenty. To get around under your own steam, we’d recommend hiring a car but please be aware that although there is one main paved road, others tend to be gravel or dirt roads and tracks. Keen walkers and hikers will be pleased to know there are 25 well marked wandering paths to explore, allowing a wonderful opportunity to see the flora and fauna of Skiathos.

In the evening the main nightlife is found in Skiathos Town. There are many Greek tavernas and bars to choose from in the Old Port area so you can enjoy a memorable meal of freshly caught fish before heading to one of the clubs to dance the night away.

The interior of the island is dotted with old churches and monasteries. The Monastery of Evangelistria is a beautiful and serene place to visit. Located approximately 4km from Skiathos Town and perched on top of a hill, the monastery boasts magnificent views and has stunning architecture. There’s a charming museum and gift shop to visit too.

A visit to Skiathos wouldn’t be complete without a trip to see the remains of the medieval town of Kastro. Many of the boat trips stop here and you can either choose to stay on the beach or walk up into the old town to see the ruins of the former fortress, the numerous churches and take in the amazing views over the island.

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Key Highlights
  • Get around by taxi, water taxi or hire a car for true flexibility
  • Boat trips will give you a memorable Aegean adventure plus plenty of photo opportunities
  • The ruins at Kastro are fascinating and you’ll be treated to amazing views
  • Take a leisurely stroll round one of the the well marked trails dotted throughout the island
  • Scuba diving and snorkelling are popular holiday activities here
  • Beaches are excellent with over 60 to choose from
  • Lalaria Beach is only accessible by boat but well worth the trip
  • You can enjoy watersports at Koukounaries Beach which is in a lovely location close to a pine forest
  • Climb the steps to the Agios Nikolaos Church and Clock Tower – you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views
  • Food and drink is generally excellent, particularly the fresh fish, seafood and salads
  • Take a trip to the beautiful and serene Monastery of Evangelistria

Travel Information

Time Difference: GMT +2 hours

Currency: Euro

Climate Information

The weather starts to warm up during May and the temperature increases into the 30’s from July until September. Rainfall is normally none existent during this period.

From November to March, temperatures are normally between 10 and 15 degrees.

Leisure & Activities

Skiathos Town
Beautiful Skiathos Town is well worth a visit. It has a charm all of its own with plenty of bars and restaurants as well as shops and tourist information. Walking down the pebbled streets in the evening gives a fascinating insight into the Greek way of life with small and simple housing and a totally relaxed life style. Late in the evening it changes quite dramatically as the night life comes alive.

Diving and Snorkelling
With visibility up to 30m, the Aegean Sea is a fantastic place to try your hand at diving or snorkelling. There are many dive centres on the island which can offer instruction on all aspects of snorkelling and diving for complete beginners through to advanced divers. PADI qualified instructors make sure you’re given the best equipment to use and will only allow you to snorkel or dive in a safe environment.

Bourtzi is a small peninsular dividing Skiathos Port. There was a fort on this piece of land, which was built in 1207, but it was virtually destroyed by invading army’s in 1660. These days, it’s a popular place for relaxation and recreation and offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

Hotels in Skiathos