Skiathos is the most popular of the Sporades, the islands to the east of Volos and north of Evia. It has much to offer people of all ages and nationalities most of whom find themselves returning year after year. The island is actually the extension of the wooded Mount Pelion. There are many apartments in Skiathos. Most of them are located at the beaches.
There are over 60 beaches in Skiathos, all sandy including Koukounaries rated 7th best beach in the world and best in Greece. Also Banana Beach just around the headland is the island’s only Naturist Beach and is fantastic and very sheltered. Most of the beaches are easy to get to by bus or moped as they are mostly found on the only main road on the Island. There are all types of water sports available at most of the beaches and even a diving center. As a rule, the closer you are to town the busier the beach will be. If you are looking for spacious rooms be sure to check out the unique studios in Achladies beach.
Skiathos Town is the place to eat. The beautiful people meet up here, have a meal in one of the harbour-side restaurants and just pass the time over wine and cocktails. Friday and Saturday nights are best after 10pm. In the words of the Lonely Planet Guide “Most people come to Skiathos for the beaches and the nightlife-if you have come for anything else you may want to depart quickly”. As for nightlife Skiathos has plenty of it especially in July and August when the island becomes the Mykonos of the Sporades. By day Skiathos has it’s share of tourist and postcard shops, travel agents, bars, motorcycle rental agencies and hotels.