A TRIP TO ... SKIATHOS
Skiathos, homeland of the Greek writer Papadiamantis who immortalized the beauties of the island of Alonissos. The capital of the island that bears the same name and is, with its port and its airport, the ideal destination to start a cruise in the Sporades.
All those who like to have fun and who appreciate nightlife will be satisfied in Skiathos, and they sholud make a trip there; in fact the discos, night clubs, night bars, are less numerous on the other islands. The atmosphere that reigns on Skiathos is very cheerful, confusing and pleasant, especially for young people. The port is very large and offers good protection against the wind from the north (Meltemi)
Despite its very small size (less than 50 km²), Skiathos is a very popular tourist destination, thanks to more than 60 sandy beaches scattered throughout the 44 km of coastline, to a port with frequent sea connections from the cities of Vòlo and Thessaloniki, and at an airport.
Tour of the isle
The best way to visit Skiathos is by boat. Only in this way is it possible to visit the otherwise inaccessible beaches of Lalaria and Kastro, as well as many other very pleasant small docks, including quarters of the neighboring islets..
Visit Skiathos and Kastro
The town of Skiathos is full of bars, fast food restaurants and small tourist boutiques for shopping. Very interesting to visit the old city in Kastro, to understand how the inhabitants of the island lived at the time of the pirates.
Choose one of the typical taverns with a nice view from the outdoor tables or why not one of the many small restaurants overlooking the port to enjoy the good fish of the grilled islands. true specialty of the island.
Declared a protected monument of humanity in 2008, it represents a very important symbolic place. Here, in 1807, the first Greek flag was made and hoisted with a white cross on a light blue background.
Of great architectural value, the church is in Byzantine style. The complex also includes an ethnographic museum,.
the beaches of Skiathos represent an excellence of our Mediterranean. Whether white or golden sand or turquoise or emerald green, the island offers scenarios for all tastes.
BETWEEN SEA AND VILLAGES.
A few kilometers from the airport of Skiathos, in Greece, there is a narrow place between sea and land, where the white and blue of the houses blend with the intense scent of bougainvillea and the lapping of the waves of the sea.
The fortress city of Kastro is located in the far north of the island. Founded in the fourteenth century, it was intended to protect the population from pirate raids.
It was, in fact, protected by a wash-house deck – which was closed in case of danger – and by the high cliffs on the three sides exposed to the sea.
It can be reached by taking the appropriate path on foot or by car to the nearest parking or by sea through the beach below.