Discovering the true essence of Skiathos begins with researching a few basic facts. Ready to find out just where this unique place is and what there is to do there?
Skiathos is a sizable city, and you can bank on there being plenty to see and do whenever you choose to visit.
5,000 locals reside in this area of Thessalia.
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There's nothing nicer than hopping into bed after an epic day of seeing the sights. With an impressive 61 properties in Skiathos, you can have your pick of the cushiest of them.
The Kassandra Bay Resort, Suites & Spa (Vasilias Beach) or the Skiathos Princess Hotel (Agia Paraskevi) are fabulous options for those adventurers who like to indulge in the finer things in life. Had something else in mind? The Astoria Hotel (Troulos) and the Cape Kanapitsa Hotel & Suites (Skiathos Island) are more economical options for those who want to save for vacation activities.
Touching down at Skiathos Island National Airport (JSI)? Once you hop off the aircraft, the center of Skiathos is about 1 mile (2 kilometers) from here. Wave down a cab and take a deep breath — your vacation has just started!
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If you're arriving at Skiathos Island National Airport, you can pretty much collect a car on the tarmac. Check out Europcar and Budget.
Sometimes the simplest place to pick up a rental vehicle is right in the city center. Enterprise is a handy outlet located at Skiathos Port. Sixt at Ethnarchou Makariou Parali is another outlet to check out.
There is something bewitching about the heaving swell at the shoreline. Unroll a picnic blanket, sit back, relax and enjoy the ever-changing moods of the ocean at Platanias Beach. Need some more ideas? Grab some cheese and a bottle of wine and make your way to Achladies Beach. It's one of the most stunning places in the surrounding area for a relaxing picnic. But there's more. A day by the sea is an ideal way of keeping the kids entertained. Take a couple of buckets to Megali Ammos Beach and see who can find the most intriguing shells.
If you have explored the best of Skiathos and have a day to spare, don't panic! Just 19 miles (31 kilometers) away is Alonissos, and there's no lack of activities on offer here. Start delving into the story of the region at Patitiri Beach. If you're keen to learn more, stop at Patitiri Harbour and the Kostas and Angela Mavrikis Museum of Alonissos too. Want more options? Skiros is 60 miles (97 kilometers) from Skiathos. Visit this area for attractions like Brooke Square, the Manos Faltaits Museum and the Manos Faltaïts Folk Museum. You have options galore!
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