Have you heard about the Greek island of Skiathos? In the recent years, it is said to be the second Mykonos in Greece and this is not accidental. The island of Skiathos is located somewhere in the middle of Greece as you look on the map. It belongs to the cluster of islands that are named Sporades.
Skiathos is one of my favorite Greek islands. It is really green, has incredible beaches with white and golden sand and blue water clear like crystal. In Skiathos you will find large and small beaches, very organized beaches with crowded beach bars, but also some more calm beaches mainly in the northern part of the island.
The transportation on the island is perhaps one of the best present comparing with other Greek islands. Buses often make routes mainly in the southern part of the island which also has the most organized beaches. Thus, hiring a car is not necessary. Of course if you go in August you will probably experience the phenomena of the buses being full and not always stoping at the bus stops but who said that everything can be perfect? However, efforts are made to improve this service. I hope this summer your will not face this issue. However, if this makes you feel better, the taxis in Skiathos are plenty and you will be able to hire one fast if necessary.
The town of Skiathos is always crowded with people and has wonderful shops where you can shop, clothes, shoes, accessories, hats, cutlery, and a whole lot of beautiful souvenirs. As regards the food you will be completely satisfied. The restaurants in Skiathos offer very tasty food. If you also wish to try the famous souvlaki, gyros and tzatziki you will be able to find very tasty variations in many taverns that provide good value for money.
The island of Skiathos has quite high prices in some things but there is always a way to manage with a lower budget. It will all depend on how much you will choose to spend during our stay there.
The nightlife on the island is very intense and it essentially begins after 1:00 o’clock in the midnight. There is an area in which there are mainly nightclubs which play mostly foreign music and stay open until the early hours. So, if you are up to dancing and clubbing you will love Skiathos.
For romantic people, I have to say that the port of Skiathos by night with the moonlight will fascinate you. It’s really beautiful spectacle and a walk near the port will give incentives to imagine your own holiday with yacht.
If I have managed to convince you about how beautiful Skiathos Island is and how well you can spend your time there make it your next summer holiday destination.
Thus, I need to give you now some additional info regarding how you can reach Skiathos. The island has an airport which is good news if you are lucky and there are charter flights from your city to Skiathos. Then again, if this is not the case, you can fly either to Athens or to Thessaloniki. From there you can get on the train or bus and go to Volos city. Volos is a city by the sea. From the port of Volos there are plenty of ferry boats that travel to Sporades and of course to Skiathos.
If you arrive in Thessaloniki then you can see find more information about the train station and the central bus station in our website. From Thessaloniki it will take you between 2.5-3 hours journey to reach Volos. I think the time is slightly more if you go to Volos from Athens.
Of course I will definitely tell you to visit Skiathos combining it with Thessaloniki. Especially if you have several days of holiday. It will be like traveling from one large island (Thessaloniki) to a smaller and more quaint one…
From Thessaloniki to Skiathos..
If you have any questions, just ask me and I will try to help you as best as I can.