Skiathos is characterized by it’s dense vegetation, the endless beaches with clear aquamarine waters, the cosmopolitan life and the historical and cultural heritage built up over the centuries.
Skiathos makes up the cluster of islands known as the Sporades and is a natural continuity of the rugged terrain of the Pilion range. Skiathos boasts of more that 60 beaches, many accessible by road, but many more accessible only by sea. The most famous beach is the award-winning Koukounaries and of course Lalaria, the “symbol” of Skiathos.
Skiathos is easily accessible from mainland Greece via flight connections from Athens as well as a regular boat schedule during the Summer months from Volos and Agios Konstantinos. There are flights from many cities from throughout Europe and is a very popular destination for many Europeans. The hot-pot of cultures and nationalities has created a fascinating cosmopolitan atmosphere offering unforgettable moments.
Skiathos’ most famous son, Alexandros Papadiamantis wrote many of his most famous pieces in Skiathos, and the majority of which are based in Skiathos. Skiathos also boasts a rich cultural history, often shown through it’d traditional architecture, Byzantine churches, monasteries, museums, monuments and much much more.
In 2007, Skiathos once again was used as a back drop in the arts during the filming on the hit musical Mamma Mia. The movie helped rekindle international interest of the natural beauty and the modern services of the island.