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The Gem of the Aegean Sea

Skiathos is a little gem in a quiet corner of the Aegean archipelago. It combines a uniquely beautiful natural environment with a diverse cultural background, both waiting to be discovered by the keen visitor.

Natural Beauty

It has fabulous waters and golden sandy beaches, with pine trees providing for shadow only meters away from the sea. The beautiful coastline with inlets, capes and peninsulas as seen from the deep green mountains in the north of the island makes for breath-taking views, altogether making Skiathos one of the most beautiful islands in Greece. It is this diversity and changes in landscape that hold the interest of the visitor up to the very last moment and many will return once fallen in love with Skiathos.

History and Culture

There are plenty of cultural and historical monuments; the house of Alexandros Papadiamantis, the influential Greek novelist, short-story writer and poet is the most visited site in the town, the Evangelistria monastery is where the first flag of Greece was created in 1807 and the Kastro ruins still make you travel back to the pirate-era.

The Land

The total area of the island is around 50 thousand square kilometres with a coastline of 44 kilometres, which is twice as long as the main road connecting Skiathos Town in the east with the iconic beach of Koukounaries on the other side of the island. Skiathos Town is the only town on the island and hosts the biggest part of the local population, which is around 6.000 people.