Holidays in Skiathos

Skiathos Holidays 

Being aware of the needs of the Greek traveler and especially of the modern foreigner one, who sometimes is in awe of the abundance of information on the internet, the well experienced team of Greecehotelholiday.com has a suggestion for everyone’ s taste. With over 35 years of expertise in tourism in Greece, we have compiled a comprehensive guide to questions usually asked when one plans holidays in Skiathos: how do I get there, where do I stay, what can I see and do in Skiathos? What about transportation on the island?

Holidays in Greece 

Considering Greece to be a magical place for your vacation, we urge you to visit the sections Greek Islands, Thematic Holidays, and why not the Mainland of Greece. We believe that every little part of Greece has a thrilling travelling experience to offer.

Skiathos travel, tourism info

Skiathos is considered one of the most beautiful islands of Greece and the most cosmopolitan of the Sporades Islands. It's located near Skopelos and Alonissos. It is gifted with natural beauty. There are over 60 beaches on the island; in the south there are the most popular, mild in texture whilst in the north there are the more isolated with a wild beauty to satisfy all demands.Chora is the capital and the only village of the island. It is built amphitheatrically over a verdant hill with about 5,000 residents. Crossing the narrow alleys with their whitewashed paving one can meet many churches, chapels and traditional whitewashed houses with their colourful gardens and yards. It is one of the most well-organised Greek Islands and has all the tourist facilities needed.

Skiathos useful info

Skiathos Council +30 24270 23713
Police Station +30 24270 21111
Tourist Police Station 30 24270 23172
Port Authority +30 24270 22017
Medical Center +30 24270 22222
Airport +30 24270 22049
 


Holiday packages, Offers for Skiathos

Holiday packages for Skiathos

Greecehotelholiday.com, is the site that enables you to create online, easily and quickly, your own holiday package to Skiathos. We can assure you that you can make any booking with us, whether it is airplane or ferry tickets, hotels, car rental.

You can combine your holidays with short visits to nearby islands like Skopelos or Alonissos to create your own unique holiday.

Skiathos Ferry Tickets, Ship Itineraries, Special Offers

Booking ferry tickets for Skiathos

Book your ferry tickets for Skiathos online with us, then collect your ticket at the port before your departure, from the special ticket kiosks. - Please note that some ship companies do not offer this service. If the case is so, we post your tickets well in advance.

Ship itinerary information for Skiathos

Skiathos port, Chora, can be reached by ferry boat, mainly from the port of Agios Konstantinos in Central Greece and the port of Volos in Thessalia. Also, there is access from the nearby Sporades islands, such as Alonissos and Skopelos by ferry boat or sea-taxi. The duration of your trip varies depending on the route and type of ship (conventional or high speed one). When booking your chosen ferry tickets for Skiathos online, you will be informed of the precise time of arrival. Since ship itineraries change according to season, your are advised to check our online booking system for up-to-date information.

Special offers for ferry tickets to Skiathos

It is important to note that most ship companies offer discounts for return tickets. Keep in mind that if you want to visit a nearby island, you are strongly advised to buy in advance a return ticket for your destination.

Air tickets to Skiathos, Flights, Special Offers

Booking Air tickets for Skiathos

The Skiathos airport is connected with the main airports of Greece. Moreover, Skiathos airport welcomes several foreign airlines, especially during summer time, which schedule regular or charter flights. Thus, travellers from abroad have the chance to visit this magnificent destination.

Book your flights easily and quickly through our online booking system. Telephone booking is also available for those who do not want to use a credit card. Skiathos airport is the airport "Alexander Papadiamandis" (Skiathos - island national airport "Alexandros Papadiamantis"). Skiathos served by light aircraft which means small capacity . It is therefore very important to keep in mind the need for early booking , especially in summer season or during peak periods eg Easter to ensure your air ticket.

Flights to Skiathos

Domestic flights

Flights from Athens Eleftherios Venizelos airport to Skiathos are 2 days weekly and, depending on the period of year, become more frequent. Flights last 45 minutes approximately and the types of aircrafts vary.

The airplane carrier is Olympic Air.

International flights

International passengers will reach Skiathos via Athens, however, there are some low cost airlines from European destinations that connect directly.

To receive the most-up-to-date information on flights, please refer to our online booking for tickets, as schedules and flights to Skiathos change.

Special offers and cheap tickets to Skiathos

To get the best deals early booking is required. Visit Greecehotelholiday.com and find cheap tickets for Skiathos. Take profit from low cost airline and last-minute bookings, as well. Don't forget to use your airmile bonus card.

Hotels in Skiathos, Hotel Guide, Special Offers

Hotel Guide

Greecehotelholiday.com provides you with a complete and up-to-date guide for hotel accommodation. You can find your favourite accommodation searching either by location, or by hotel name. 

Luxury Hotels in Skiathos

If you would like to search for Luxury Hotels in Skiathos (Luxury hotels, boutique hotels, 4 or 5 star hotels) search under the section Luxury Hotels.

Cheap Hotels in Skiathos

If you are searching for Cheap Hotels in Skiathos (rooms, apartments 3, 2, and 1 star hotels) search under the section Cheap Hotels.

Special Hotel Offers in Skiathos

If you are looking for special offers visit our section Hotel Offers in Greece.

Booking Hotels in Skiathos

When browsing the hotel list for Skiathos, and clicking on the link "online booking", you 'll be first shown the hotels that offer online booking. By pressing on the button 'Book & Prices' you reach the online booking machine for the selected hotel.

Car rental in Skiathos, Special Offers

Rent a car

To avoid the trouble of taking your own car to Skiathos, we urge you to book one online, through our car rental service. Thus, you are free to wander all over the island and visit sites and places that are not easily reachable by bus.

Car rental pickup points

Car rental pickup points are the airport Skiathos (Skiathos - Airport) and the port (Skiathos-Port). These are all easily accessible locations when arriving on the island. Please check our online booking machine, for any changes concerning the car rental pickup points.

Car rental offers

The car rental rates that you will find on our online booking system are advantageous, and by browsing there you will find car rental offers in Skiathos. You can compare the car rental cost with that of transfering your own car to the island by ferry, and so decide what is more convenient to you depending on the duration of your vacation.

Excursions and special places of interest in Skiathos

Even though Skiathos is such a small island, there are quite a few things to see. In Skiathos town, Chora, there is the old part with tiny winding streets and old, impressive houses. There is also the Bourtzi, a tiny peninsula in the harbour which used to be a Venetians citadel, with remains of the 13 century wall and canons. Here, you can enjoy concerts, art exhibitions and puppet shows for children in the open air theatre. Alexandros Papadiamantis' house is the only museum on the island of Skiathos. The square where it is located is truly picturesque, surrounded by traditional renovated old mansions. This little museum exposes a small collection presenting the life of its famous resident. The monastery Evangelistra is situated a 30 minute drive outside Chora. It has some amazing surroundings and is open for the public. Characteristic for the monastery are the many friendly cats, birds and dog that live here. Evangelistra also has a small museum with various objects from its history. There is also an excellent shop here where you can buy icons, crucifixes, plates, T-shirts and even wine. There is a small, white bus that goes between the monastery and Chora several times a day. Kounistra monastery is further away from Chora, and you can only get there if you rent a vehicle or go on an excursion. Here, a monk found an icon of the Virgin Mary hanging in a tree in the 17th century, and the monastery was built after the icon: Kounistra means "the swinging". This used to be a school during the Turkish rule, and you are free to walk around in it. The icon is the Tris Ierarches church in Chora today, so the Kounistra church only holds a copy. When visiting the monasteries, don't forget to wear a long skirt and to cover your shoulders if you are a woman, and to wear long trousers if you are a man.You can also visit the medieval capital Kastro, either by going on one of the boat trips around the island, or driving almost all the way and then walking. Don't miss the Church of Christ and the old houses.

Places of interest in Skiathos

Even though Skiathos is a small island, it has over 60 beaches, and there is at least one for every taste: Koukounaries is one of Greece's most famous beaches - a long sandy beach with beautiful surroundings, taverns, snack bars and water sports, Banana beach, which is known as a nudist beach but the fact is that only part of it is, Agia Paraskevi - a perfect beach for the family, Lalaria - a white pebble beach you only can reach by boat (Jason and the Argonauts was partly filmed here). The north side can get quite rough, and the beaches there are not so suitable for children.

Thematic tours in Skiathos

Skiathos is considered to be a remarkable destination in the world for :

Youth Tourism

Women Tourism.

Restaurants and nightlife in Skiathos

There is a wide range of restaurants on Skiathos and you can get anything from French cuisine to traditional Greek food. The island is not really known for any specialty, but you can often get Skopelos cheese pie. The nightlife in Chora is quite busy, especially during high season, but fortunately, most discos are on the "Disco Strip", at the end of the new harbour towards the airport. There are little bars everywhere, but the busiest street is Polytechniou street, or "Bar Street". Koukounaries also has quite a few places.

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