SKIATHOS: THE ISLAND OF PAPADIAMANTIS AND ENTERTAINMENT
When you hear Skiathos, your mind automatically runs through the Sporades island complex, perhaps recognizing the leading role that the island has. During the route from the nearby port of Volos, Skiathos is the first destination you encounter. Below the team of ferrytraveller.gr gathered and presents the main features of the island, such as the sights, the activities you can do there and the ferry itineraries to and from Skiathos.
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HOLIDAYS IN SKIATHOS
Skiathos, also known as the island of the Greek author Alexandros Papadiamantis, is located north of Evia, opposite of Magnesia and the "nose" of Pelion. One of the main features of the island is that apart from the village Chora, which is also the capital of the island, the island has no other villages.
Skiathos has rich natural beauty, wonderful beaches and infrastructure that can meet the needs of every tourist, Greek or foreign, young or less young, alone or with friends and families.
It is an attractive destination that can promise carefree holidays to all its visitors. Sunny beaches, secluded coves with total green surrounding landscape, cobbled streets, narrow alleys either quiet or with intense life (mainly nightlife), traditional taverns, interesting (and even marked) walking routes, but also crowdsand traffic jam sespecially in July and August are all pieces of the same puzzle that shapes the holiday image of Skiathos island.
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THE “CHORA” OF SKIATHOS
Looking at Skiathos Town, what definitely stands out is its liveliness, its beautiful, cobbled alleys and its intense nightlife. One of the must-visit places in Chora is Bourtzi in the port area, where the ruins of the old fortress are preserved, as well as the house of Alexandros Papadiamantis, on the homonymous pedestrian street, which has been turned into a museum.
BEACHES OF SKIATHOS
Leaving Chora and its beach, there are many more beaches that pique the interest of tourists. The team of ferrytraveller.gr has gathered and presents you some of the beaches among sixty in total, that the visitor of Skiathos can choose to enjoy swimming or water sports.
Agia Eleni Beach: Fully organized beach with umbrellas, sunbeds and a bar offering snacks and drinks. It is a quiet beach, where you will meet mostly families. Tip ferrytraveller.gr: The most Experienced of the Island say that you can see and take pictures of the most beautiful sunset of Skiathos on the beach of Agia Eleni.
Koukounaries Beach: Famous in Europe and one of the best in the Mediterranean, a beach surrounded by the forest of Koukounaries, with golden sand and crystal-clear turquoise waters. Lovers of water sports will have the opportunity to indulge in many activities such as wake, surfing, jet ski etc.
Kanapitsa Beach: Organized beautiful beach with clear blue waters and fine sand. It is surrounded by impressive coniferous trees.
Lalaria Beach: This is a beautiful beach, that can only be accessed by sea. The wild landscape with the white pebbles and the clear blue waters creates a magical setting. At one end of the beach, you will see the famous "Trypia Petra": a rock that extends into the sea, forming a gate.
Megali Ammos Beach: This is a beach very close to the village of the island, organized with fine sand and crystal-clear waters. It also has facilities for water sports.
Banana Beach (and little Banana): Widespread beach for frantic parties and water sports. On Banana beach you will meet mainly young people and frantic rhythms, while on the next beach, little Banana, the rhythms are less intense while the beach is also friendly to nudism.
Some more beaches are Agistros, Sklithri, Tzaneria, Achladia, Vassilias, Kolios, Agia Paraskevi, Troulos, Megalos Aselinos, Lehouni, Ambelakia, Elia, Kechria, Xanemos, Vromolimnos, Maratha and Kryfi Ammos. Of course, the choice of beaches for everyone has to do with his own personal tastes, so it is good to be informed before going to the island to be able to see the best possible combination of beaches.
SKIATHOS FERRY CONNECTIONS WITH CONTINENTAL GREECE
If you choose to travel by ferry, know that Skiathos is connected to the port of Volos and Mantoudi, the port of Evia, all year round. It is also connected with the port of Agios Konstantinos, during the summer season and not on a yearly basis with the port of Glyfa. Finally, it is connected by ferry with the other islands of the Sporades, with ferry itineraries that run throughout the year.
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FERRY VACATION IN SKIATHOS - VOLOS-SKIATHOS FERRY ROUTES
The ferry connection Volos - Skiathos is serviced throughout the year. In summer, however, ferry itineraries from Volos to Skiathos are much more frequent, with various options at the time of departure. Skiathos is about 2.5 hours away from Volos, if you choose conventional ferry, while if you choose speedboat your travel time is reduced to about 1 hour and 45 minutes. The distance from the port of Volos, is estimated at 27 nautical miles.
We suggest you reach Volos with your vehicle and take it with you to Skiathos. Indicatively, Volos is 325km from Thessaloniki and 207km from Athens. If you choose to take your vehicle to the island, you should choose a conventional ship and we recommend you arrive at the port at least 1-hourprior embarkation. However, if you reach Volos by bus or train, calculate about 15-20 minutes for your transfer to the port of Volos.
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SHIP HOLIDAYS IN SKIATHOS - SHIP SCHEDULE MANTOUDI-SKIATHOS
If you choose Skiathos for your summer vacation, you have the alternative to travel to the island by ferry from the port of Evia, Mantoudi. Ferries from Mantoudi to Skiathos run all year round, with 1 ferry departure daily and the duration of the trip is about 1 hour and 50 minutes. However, as the duration or frequency of ferry services may change, we always advise you to consult the reservation engine of ferrytraveller.gr for the travel date you are interested in.
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FERRY HOLIDAYS IN SKIATHOS - FERRY SCHEDULE AGIOS KONSTANTINOS-SKIATHOS
Usually during the summer months, another port from which you can approach Skiathos island is Agios Konstantinos. The duration of the ferry trip to Skiathos from Agios Konstantinos usually lasts about 3.50 hours, with about 5 ferry departures on a weekly basis.
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SKIATHOS FERRY TICKETS –FERRY CONNECTIONS WITH ISLANDS
Usually during the summer period, the ferry connections between Skiathos and other islands of the Sporades increase. Due to its strategic point, as it is the closest to the port of Volos, as well as the possibility of going to other Sporades islands, with frequent ferry services, the island is a good choice for island hopping.
If you are thinking of Skopelos, Alonissos and Skyros and you cannot decide to which islands to travel during your stay in Skiathos, look no further. See the interactive map of ferrytraveller.gr and get information about all ferry itineraries to and from the island. This way, you can easily and quickly book ferry tickets in just a few clicks, starting here for an unforgettable ferry holiday. We at ferrytraveller.gr are here to help you organize an unforgettable summer vacation and do not forget that with a single click you can always contact us!
FERRY TICKETS FOR SKIATHOS AT FERRYTRAVELLER.GR
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