Activities in Skiathos

Skiathos island has approximately 100 beaches and while most are accessible on foot or by car, some remain as hidden gems where you can only reach by boat. Most of them are organized providing sunbeds, taverns and coffee bars. There is a variety of Water sports like water ski, parachute sailing, water rings, and scuba diving. Alternatively you can rent a small boat and explore other secluded beaches or the neighboring islands. Koukounaries, Vromolimnos and Kanapitsa Bay are some of the most popular ones on the south side but for a more traditional experience, the North side of the island is highly recommended with Elias Mandraki, Port of Xerxis, Kehria and Lalaria beach being some on the top of the list.
If you wish not to take any transportation for a swim we suggest Plakes area (5 minutes’ walk), which is a rocky place where you can practice your diving skills and swim in crystal emerald water, or Megali Ammos sandy beach (15 minutes’ walk). The guesthouse has also a private access to the sea for swimming.
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The green landscape of the island makes it a great destination for nature lovers. Walking, hiking, trail running, mountain biking, and horseback riding are some of the activities you can do either alone or by joining groups in organized excursions.
Skiathos cultural heritage can be seen all around the island, with its majestic monasteries, numerous little churches and chapels hidden in the pine forests. The monastery of Evangelistria is among the most important monasteries in Greece, with great history. A folklore museum, an ecclesiastical museum and an exhibition of local products are housed in the premises.
The old city ruins Kastro, a peninsula on the northern side of the island, used to be the fortress against pirates during the 14th century, and was the capital of Skiathos during the late Middle Ages and the Turkish occupation.
In town, you can visit Pappadiamantis house, the nautical museum, as well as the Skiathitiko Spiti.
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Skiathos town is more than enough to make you feel summer in Greece. Walking the cobbled streets, having dinner or drinks with a blend of the sunset the Aegean Sea the blue sky and the sounds of the Greek bouzouki and sirtaki. The old port where all the boats start their daily trips around the island also offers a variety of taverns and bars on the sea front. The new port where all the sailing boats and yachts are is ideal for your evening walks.
After going around Skiathos town where you can indulge yourself with shopping for souvenirs, clothing, jewelry and traditional art, Bourtzi is the ideal place to relax with views of the incoming boats, Pounta peninsula, Skiathos town and the surrounding islands.

Upon your arrival, we offer you a detailed map of the island as well as our suggestions of the places to visit for food drinks shopping swimming etc. Please feel free to ask us on anything that you might need to know about where to go and what to see.