The Ultimate Skiathos Travel Guide: Discovering the Jewel of the Aegean


Hello dear travelers! Today we take you on a journey to the beautiful Greek island of Skiathos. With its golden beaches, emerald waters and lively atmosphere, Skiathos is a true gem of the Aegean. Pack your bags, we’re leaving!

Discover Skiathos Town

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Our tour begins in Skiathos Town, the beating heart of the island. The town is characterized by whitewashed houses, narrow winding cobblestone streets and a lively harbour. A haven for explorers, the narrow, maze-like streets have surprises around every corner: from traditional bakeries offering fresh tsoureki (sweet bread) to boutiques selling local handicrafts.

With its whitewashed houses, narrow streets and lively harbour, the town is a picture postcard. A must see in Skiathos Town is Bourtzi Fortress. This Venetian fortress, perched on a small peninsula in the center of the port, offers stunning views of the Aegean Sea and the city itself. You can learn more about the island’s rich history by walking around the fortress ruins. And when the evening comes, you can enjoy the local cuisine in one of the many waterfront restaurants.

The most beautiful beaches of Skiathos

Skiathos is famous for its stunning beaches – more than 60 in total! From quiet coves to lively beaches, the beaches of Skiathos offer something for everyone. One of the most popular is Koukounaries, often touted as the most beautiful beach in the Aegean. The beach, surrounded by a dense pine forest, offers fine golden sand and crystal clear water.

Another favorite is Lalaria beach. Accessible only by boat, this pebbly beach is known for its impressive white cliffs and turquoise sea. Don’t forget to take a picture of the famous stone arch formation that has become the symbol of Skiathos!

For the more adventurous among you, we recommend Banana Beach. This lively beach is a popular meeting place for young people and water sports enthusiasts. Whether it’s windsurfing, jet skiing or just chilling with a frappé – Banana Beach has something for everyone. No trip to Skiathos would be complete without a visit to the island’s stunning beaches.

Explore the island by boat

To really appreciate Skiathos and its beauty, we recommend a boat tour. For this reason, a highlight of your trip could be a boat tour around the island. Many local operators offer day trips that will take you to secluded beaches, hidden caves and even to the nearby islands of Skopelos and Alonissos. Some excursions also include a stop at the famous Blue Cave, a natural cave known for its bright blue waters. The cost of such a tour starts at around 20 euros per person.

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Getting around Skiathos

Getting around Skiathos is relatively easy and straightforward and you always have several options. The island has a well-developed network of local buses that run regularly between the town and the main beaches. A bus ride usually costs between 2 and 3 euros and is an affordable option to explore the island.

Alternatively, you can take a taxi, which will take you comfortably and directly to your destination. Taxi prices on Skiathos are reasonable, with fares ranging from around 10 euros for a short journey. Remember to always confirm the price before boarding.

For those of you who value independence and flexibility, renting a vehicle could be your best bet. Car hire is available from around €25 per day, while mopeds can be hired for around €15 per day.

Conclusion on Skiathos

Skiathos may be a small island, but it has a lot to offer. Whether you lose yourself in the charming capital, discover the stunning beaches or explore the surrounding islands, Skiathos is sure to enchant you. So what are you waiting for? Adventure calls!

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