Cruise to a quaint island of beautiful beaches
Visitors to Skiathos are often referred to as “Boomerangers”. No, it’s not because they come from the land down under—it’s because folks tend to keep coming back. And we think that after discovering this lush island oasis, you too might find yourself planning your next trip here before you even leave.
All of those return tickets probably have something to do with the more than 60 beaches that dot the mere 27 miles of coastline. Whether you’re looking for water sports, a secluded getaway, or trendy bars and cafes, there’s a beach for every taste.
Swimmers will want to head to Troulos Beach, and if you’re up to the challenge, strike out for the tiny island that sits a short distance offshore. The pine-fringed Koukounaries Beach is often touted as the best in Greece, while Vromolimnos Beach offers gorgeous surroundings with fewer crowds.
After a relaxing day of beach hopping, follow the mouthwatering scent of rotisserie to the aptly named Meat Street. Tables line the cobblestone street and musicians provide a little mealtime ambience for an authentic low-key meal…and the perfect opportunity to start planning you know what.
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