Skiathos is a cosmopolitan, wooded island with beautiful sandy beaches, including the very famous Koukounaries, and attracts many tourists from April to October.
The capital of the island is Skiathos town, a beautiful town overlooking a romantic and lush bay. The alleys of the village are full of taverns, ouzerie, antique stores, jewelers and trendy places where to relax at the end of a day at sea.
The town is the realm of entertainment and is nicknamed the Capri of the Aegean: in its port moor the most luxurious yachts in circulation and its promenade is the most frequented of all Greece by the characters of the international jet set. During the summer nights the alleys of the city are transformed into large open-air discos, full of young people who want to have fun.
Skiathos is the island of beautiful beaches and fun. Famous and frequented Banana Beach, the trendiest, Koukounaries, framed in a pine forest and indicated by many as the best Greek beach, Aselinos and Mandraki, the realm of surfers, and Lalaria, reachable only by sea as it is closed by very high rocks.
The best period to visit Skiathos is from April to September. July and August are the hottest and most expensive months, recommended May, June and September.
The tourist season in Skiathos starts at the end of April with the celebrations of the Orthodox Easter and continues until October. If you are wondering when to go to Skiathos know that the island is the most popular among those of the Sporades archipelago and in July and August is very crowded, hot, and prices are slightly higher.
In May and June the island is still quiet: the water begins to warm, the daytime temperatures are high but not oppressive while in the evening they are pleasantly cool. These months, together with September and October, are ideal to fully enjoy the lush nature of the island and optimal for excursions.
According to the islanders September is the best month to visit Skiathos: the island begins to empty, the sea is warm, the beaches are quiet and the streets of the capital relaxing and pleasant, ideal for a walk at sunset and a little shopping in the craft stores.
From October until the end of November the weather gradually worsens, the temperatures drop and the rains are peeping on Skiathos. In December , during the harshest winters, snowflakes even fall, making the landscape magical and fascinating. From January to March, rain falls regularly on the island but temperatures almost never drop below 8 degrees.
In April vacationers begin to awaken the island and spring gives them wonderful games of lights and colors.
Among the rich vegetation of pines and olive trees are the famous beaches of Skiathos, coasts of golden sand that make the Greek island one of the most popular destinations of the Mediterranean.
Most of the beaches of Skiathos, especially the most famous, are located along the southwest coast of the island, while some beaches of particular beauty, such as Lalaria and Mandraki, are located along the northern coast and can be reached by boat.
Rent a boat in Skiathos Town or take part in one of the many excursions and discover the beautiful coasts of the island!
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Skiathos is the most famous and visited of the islands of the Sporades archipelago, in the northern Aegean. It is an island suitable for those looking for fun, those looking for beaches and sea sensational and those who want to stay in modern and comfortable facilities, but you can also discover hidden beaches, uncrowded and charming.
Skiathosis the island of beaches, you just have to leave to discover your favorite! Temperatures are lower than in the Cyclades archipelago and the climate is less humid than in the Ionian islands.
Do not miss to visit the capital of the island, Skiathos Town, and the islet Bourtzi, the busiest point of the island throughout the day!
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It is possible to reach Skiathos by plane or by sea, calling at the port of Piraeus in Athens.
During the summer from the rest of Europe there are direct flights to the airport of Skiathos, which is located 2 kilometers from the capital of the island. If you don’t find the suitable direct flight, you can also think about having a stopover in Athens: Olympic Airlines offers daily flights from the Greek capital.
From Athens airport there are several flights per week. The duration of the flight is 40 minutes. Alternatively, you can also fly to Volos and then take a ferry to Skiathos.
From Volos or from Agios Konstandinos: about 3 hours by ship, 1 hour and 30 minutes by hydrofoil
All the islands of the Sporades, during the summer period, are regularly connected, even several times a day.
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