General InformationWith over 60 sandy beaches on its 45 Km of coastline, Skiathos is an ideal family destination. Many people return year after year and you can see why with its picturesque scenery and excellent weather. With so many beaches its easy to find one that's suitable for you, whether you're looking for a lively beach with watersport facilities or a peaceful isolated beach. You have the opportunity to sail around the island on a hired yacht, visiting hidden coves and secluded beaches. Horse riding is another option, or try you hand at scuba diving.
In the evening the main nightlife is found in Skiathos Town, with its cobbled back streets. There are several Greek Tavernas and bars to choose from in the Old Port area.
The interior of the island is dotted with old churches and monasteries and a visit to Skiathos wouldn't be complete without a trip to see the remains of the medieval town of Kastro.
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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
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.