Despite the rapid growth in recent decades, the island preserves its natural environment and is blessed with more than 60 beautifully clean beaches. The most famous one is Koukounaries, which has been declared the third most beautiful beach in the Mediterranean. When you add to that a bustling nightlife, it is only natural that Skiathos attracts thousands of young visitors every year!
Whether you want to isolate or dance until you drop, Skiathos is a real treat for visitors and especially for young people. The pedestrian street by the Old Harbor is the ultimate entertainment hotspot with buzzing bars and clubs. The party continues in the area of Ammoudiá in big open air clubs! Colorultural events, concerts and art exhibitions are held throughout summer and add a special touch to holidays.
The capital town of Skiathos, the biggest settlement on the island, is a modern resort with excellent tourist facilities. The town is relatively new and assumed to have been built around 1829-30 on the same site as an older town. The most important landmark is the natural harbor, which has determined the destiny of the town for centuries.
Today, it is a popular yacht and sailing boat haven that adds a cosmopolitan flair to the island. A stroll around the paved streets reveals cute white houses with red tiled roofs and colorful gardens.
North Sporades - Ag. Efstratios Nautical Chart
Official Nautical Chart of Hellenic Navy Hydrographic Service of North Sporades - Ag. Efstratios
Horse Riding Club
Skiathos Horse Riding Center is located at the south west part of Skiathos island, at the Mandraki area, which is famous for the beautiful beaches and green landscapes. Riders can explore the wonderful islands of Skiathos, choosing one of the available horse riding tours.
Horse Riding Club
Explore Skiathos island on the back of a horse! The horse-riding center in Koukounaries offers daily tours for beginners, more experienced riders and, of cours,e kids. Koukounaries is a location and a beach in the southwest part of the island of Skiathos in Greece.
Papadiamanti Street is the most popular street in Skiathos, full of shops, restaurants and bars. The street is really crowded, especially in the summer months.
Beautiful sandy beach located about 14 km west of the town of Skiathos in the southern part of the western edge of the island, after Koukounaries. Formerly called Krassa bay, its current name derives from the peculiar shape that looks like banana, It used to be a nudists’r shelter but in recent years, they moved to Mikri Banana nearby.
The beach of Xanemos, a beach with large pebbles, is situated some 3,5 kilometers northeastern to the town of Skiathos, within a cove, at the eastern coast of the island. It owes its name to the fact that it is totally open to the strong northern winds blowing in the area with very cold waters.
The nice sandy beach of Maratha is situated at the southern coast of the island, well protected by the strong northern winds, at a distance of some 12 kilometers southwestern to the town of Skiathos, before arriving to Koukounaries. The beach has great facilities and sea sports.
Beautiful small sandy beach in the southern part of the western edge of the island, next to the Megali Mpanana separated by a large rock. The relevant isolation makes it very popular to nudists, especially since they moved here from the Megali Mpanana.
Beautiful but relatively isolated and small sandy beach about 16 km northwest of the town of Skiathos, on the northwest coast of the island inside an opening to the north cove. The Holy Monastery of Panagia Eikonistra (Kounistra) is nearby and is worthy of a visit.
Beautiful isolated sandy beach about 15 km west of the town of Skiathos at the west end on the island inside an opening of the north cove. Located next to Elia beach, Agkistro beach has no facilities but the sea is crystal clear and the environment peaceful and exotic.
Very small and beautiful sandy beach about 15 km west of the town of Skiathos at the west end of the island, about two kilometers west of Koukounaries. The name Kryfi Ammos means hidden sand as the beach is literally hidden from sight behind small hills and rocks.
Beautiful sandy beach located 8 km southwest of the city of Skiathos on the south coast of the island roughly 3 kilometers west of Platanias, on the way to Koukounaries in front of the homonymous tourist resort settlement. Due to its location, the beach is sheltered from north winds.
Isolated rocky beach with very few sand just below the famous medieval castle, from where it took its name, located about 13 km north of the town of Skiathos, on the north coast of the island, inside an opening of the northeast cove. At the top of the beach there is a café, a restaurant and a tavern.
Skiathos Diving Center Diving is officially recognized by PADI and CMAS. Our brand new equipment is carefully selected by the best manufacturers as MARES, TECHNISUB, EFFESUB, DACOR and OCEANIC.
We have many different dive sites around Skiathos island and all sites are full of wonderful marine life. Join us on our reef dives, wreak dives, cave dives or drop-offs and we will show you the beauty of the Aegean sea.
Being the first diving school operating on Skiathos since 1990, we can guarantee the best dives around the island. Due to the new diving law in Greece there are no restrictions in regard to the dive sites anymore, so diving is possible everywhere.