An extremely popular tourist destination in Greece, Skiathos attracts a lot of footfalls in the months of July and August. The long, sandy beaches of Skiathos are a major attraction on the island that attracts thousands of visitors every year. Skiathos has a well-equipped tourist infrastructure that makes the island one of the most organized ones in all of Greece. Belonging to the Sporades group of Greek islands, Skiathos is located in the northwestern section of the Aegean Sea. Other islands in the group like Skopelos, Skyros, and Euboea are visible from the coast of Skiathos. The island is also known to have been one of the locations for the popular Hollywood film, “Mamma Mia!”
Skiathos town is the capital of Skiathos and is one of the busiest places on the island. It is built like an amphitheatre around a bay on the southeastern side of the island. It is bustling with activity all day and night. There are restaurants serving international as well as Greek cuisine, cafes, all night bars, shopping options, and loads of entertainment. However, all of these are a little steep on the pocket. The seafront and the main street of Papadiamanti are known to host most of the tourist population. When you are here, you can take a car for hire in Skiathos and visit the Church of Three Bishops, which is an old building built in 1846.
Koukounaries is situated close to the capital and you can take a car for rent in Skiathos to visit this amazing location. Known mainly for its beautiful beach, Koukounaries is a place where you can let your hair down and enjoy it to the fullest. It is also one of the very few places in Greece that has a Stone Pine forest. In fact, the name Koukounaries means ‘Stone Pines’ in the Greek language. The Chrisi Ammos beach is the most popular attraction here. It literally means ‘golden sand’ and it surely lives up to its name. Chrisi Ammos beach is also called the Koukounaries beach and offers great weekend fun for tourists.
Kolios is another area in Skiathos that is situated between Skiathos town and Koukounaries. You can hire a car in Skiathos and come to Kolios which is just a ten minutes drive from the capital. The beautiful beach here is a popular place for tourists. The Kolios beach, as it is known, is located in a small bay that is covered with trees. It is part of a larger bay that includes other beaches, like Vromolimnos and Platanias. Beautiful tavernas dot the beach, making it a great place to just lie down on the sand and relax.
Skiathos has grown leaps and bounds in popularity in the recent past. However, despite its fame, the island has managed to remain secluded and offers a great time to all kinds of tourists. Whether you are looking for relaxation or fun, Skiathos can guarantee a nice time for you.