A quaint island of White-washed buildings and red rooftops
A small island surrounded by the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea, Skiáthos is part of the Sporades archipelago along the east coast of Greece. Explore the island’s many inlets, capes and peninsulas by boat, or enjoy the endless stretches of picture-perfect beaches. Wander the pedestrian streets, with its bustling marina and many villas, hotels, and tavernas.
The distinctive clusters of white-washed buildings and red rooftops contrast against the backdrop of the island’s lush, pine forest. Built into the hillside, the remarkable 18th century Byzantine Evangelistrías monastery now houses a wonderful museum. Absorb the natural beauty of the ruins of the 16th century medieval town at Kástro.
For stunning views of the archipelago, venture to Boúrtzi, a small peninsula that divides the port, to explore the ruins of the Venetian fortress established in 1207.
The remarkable Evangelistria Monastery, dating back to the 18th century, houses a wonderful museum. Discover its history, and that of the area through ancient artifacts, rare books, clothing, icons of silver, gold and wood, and the loom on which the first Greek flag was created.
The 16th century medieval town of Kastro is dominated by the Chlemoutsi Castle, which dates back to 1223. After exploring the fortress complex, head to the thermal springs of Kyllini, perfectly located on a beach next to Roman ruins.
This small peninsula divides the port of Skiathos in two and provides stunning views of the archipelago. Explore the ruins of the ancient Venetian fortress, set amongst stately pine trees.
Skiathos, Greece At a glance