Skiathos, with its unique personality and distinctive features, mesmerises travellers with its shy beauty. Let’s take a closer look at some of the interesting facts and fascinating details that make Skiathos an experience that will linger in your heart forever.
The natural variety of Skiathos Beaches
Despite its modest size of around 50 km², Skiathos proudly boasts over 60 beaches, each with its own unique charm. From coves only accessible by sea to secluded beaches reachable only by off-road vehicles, to sand and pebble beaches, each offers a different experience. Some of them are fully equipped with umbrellas, sunbeds, taverna, and toilets while others maintain their unspoilt nature.
Skiathos: two sides of the same… island
The island of Skiathos is clearly divided into two macro-areas. The southern one hosts more accessible and popular beaches, easily reachable from the main road, also by regular buses. The northern area, on the other hand, reveals wilder beaches, accessible only by dirt tracks that add a touch of adventure.
Lalaria stands out among the beaches accessible only by sea: a symbol of Skiathos with its colours and distinctive rock arch. Koukounaries, famous and lively, is instead the largest beach on the island, while Kehria Beach, set amid spectacular sunsets, remains a hidden gem, preferably reachable by off-road vehicles.
Unforgettable sunrises and sunsets, a Skiathos for the eyes
For those seeking unique sunrise and sunset experiences, two places really stand out. Agios Alexandros, a scenic monastery in the northern part of the island, offers breathtaking views, while Kehria Beach, besides being an extraordinary beach, offers magical sunsets, sometimes enhanced by the passage of dolphins.
Tips for Sunrises and Sunsets:
Sky Sea Resort: Yes, our resort offers spectacular sunrises with the sun rising behind Skopelos, providing views from the valley to the sea.
Kastro: An uninhabited settlement in the far north of the island, where medieval ruins create a magical atmosphere, making sunset an unforgettable experience.
Something you may not know about Skiathos
Skiathos also offers a unique attraction: the airport ‘Alexandros Papadiamantis,’ considered one of the most fascinating and ‘dangerous’ in the world. Built a stone’s throw from the water, it offers the opportunity to witness thrilling landings just a few metres away.
Skiathos and the Cats – what do they have in common?
Another fascinating aspect of the island are its feline inhabitants. Docile and friendly cats can be found everywhere: they snooze on benches and walls, stroll through the alleys and sometimes take a lunch break between restaurant tables. The people of Skiathos care a lot about them, and there are volunteers who take care of these loving companions.
As you can well imagine, Skiathos enchants with its breathtaking beaches, magical sunsets and encounters with nature. A trip to the island offers the chance to live with peace and lightness, while diving into a truly extraordinary holiday destination.