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Information about Skiathos and its port

You will find bellow information about ferries from/to Skiathos, photos and description of the port.


About Skiathos

Out of the four Sporades islands, Skiathos is the most popular with tourists. It is famous for its sandy beaches and vivid nightlife.

The earlier inhabitants of Skiathos were probably the Pelasgians. The myth says that this island provided a resting ground for many travelers that were going to northern Greece or to the Black Sea. It is said that the Greek fleets against Troy and also Jason and his Argonauts made a stop at Skiathos.

In the ancient times, the island was not much developed. In the 2nd century BC, the Macedonian king Philip II conquered and destroyed it. Then, the Romans came and the Byzantines, who built a Castle to protect Skiathos from enemies and pirates. In the 13th century, the island was conquered by the Venetians who strengthened the Castle and made the island prosperous in trade and shipping. The Turks conquered Skiathos from the 16th century until 1829, when it became part of the first Greek State.

Skiathos Town is built amphitheatrically around a protected bay and it is surrounded by lush greenery. Narrow paths cross the town and the houses have red tiled roofs to keep the traditional character of the village. A small peninsula called Bourtzi stands at the entrance of the harbor. It has remains of a 13th century wall and some canons on it. Various events take place in an open theatre there in summer.

Apart from its picturesque capital, Skiathos is also famous for its wonderful, sandy beaches. Koukounaries is the most famous, with extremely white sand and crystal water. This beach is well organized and has a lot of water sport facilities and beach bars. Beach parties are frequently organized and last till the early hours. Another beach with crystal waters on Skiathos is Banana beach, a narrow coast surrounded by greenery. Have in mind that a part of Banana beach is used exclusively by nudists.

Nightlife on Skiathos is vivid. As the island gets very popular among young people, there are many bars and clubs in the Town that stay open till the early hours.

Photos of Skiathos

About Skiathos Port

Connected ports to Skiathos

Ag.constantinos - Alonissos - Evia, Mantoudi - Skopelos, Glossa - Skopelos, Port - Thessaloniki - Volos

Port description

Skiathos is a small and popular island of Sporades, famous for its golden beaches. The port of Skiathos serves ferries and hydrofoils from Volos and Agios Konstantinos in mainland Greece, and from the islands of Skopelos and Alonissos.

Directions

There are frequent buses that connect the port of Skiathos to almost all beaches around the island and the Monastery of Evangelismos.

Photos of Skiathos port

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