SKIATHOS – NORTHEN SPORADES… A gem of the Aegean that emerges from the crystal blue waters… the island with the golden beaches, dense vegetation, picturesque alleys, traditional stone houses and majestic monasteries and monuments.
The island has an area of almost 49 km2, is located 38 km2 from Volos, 3 nm from the coast of Pelion, while the length of the numerous and diverse beaches that adorn it equals to 44 km.
Upon your arrival to Skiathos, the guest sees the Town of the island, which even though is the only village on the island it is traditionally built with the island architecture and it accommodates around 5,000 residents.
The islanders, friendly people, have built numerous churches and have managed to keep alive customs, traditions and religious events over the years. Their main occupations, which are in bloom since ancient times, are stock farming, fishery and agriculture, while olive is the top product of their agriculture. Being an attraction and place of inspiration for many novel writers and poets, Skiathos with its unparalleled beauty, its customs and traditions, constitutes the birthplace of two most acclaimed writers, Alexander Papadiamantis and Alexander Moraitidis.
In the town, while crossing the cobblestone alleys, you will meet picturesque neighborhoods, flowery gardens, traditional churches, the house where the famous writer Papadiamantis used to live and a plenitude of shops, cafes, restaurants and night clubs.
The police will provide for your safety and the health center operating in the Town will offer you the necessary medical care if needed.
While exploring the island you can seek relaxation in one of its sixty beaches. You will find golden and peaceful shores, beaches with pebbles and wild beauty that will satisfy even the most demanding visitor. You can also stroll down picturesque alleys or lush landscapes enjoying the natural beauty of the island, meeting monuments and monasteries.
Skiathos constitutes an ideal destination for your summer vacations because it offers you the possibility to choose between calm and relaxing holidays, cosmopolitan living, entertainment and fun. Its breathtaking beaches, its natural beauty and the wide variety of activities can promise you the holidays of a lifetime as well as strong memories. It is also an ideal destination for your Easter holidays, keeping all the customs and traditions of Mount Athos, which have been preserved with deep devotion by its residents over the years. The small gem of Sporades promises to enchant you any time you decide to visit it!