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Skiathos Island Travel Guide: 131 reviews and 309 photos

Skiathos is a short 3 hour flight from Gatwick (I think Manchester operate flights as well) - and isn't yet a mainstream holiday island like Zante or Rhodes - but it's certainly heading that way. It's a beautiful island, with approximately 60 beaches, probably the best selection I've seen in the Med.

Skiathos is small and is well served with public transport, namely the island bus service. Taxis are everywhere and are relatively cheap, plus it's easy to hire a car, motorbike or moped (watch out for Greek drivers, espcially going round bends).

One beach tip - head where the crowds go, then find a dirt track or path. You'll find just as nice a beach with hardly anyone on. This doesn't apply to Little Banana - the whole nudism thing doesn't really do it for me.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Easy to get to, beautiful landscape, awesome beaches
  • Cons:Mosquitoes, wasps, annoying Reps from holiday companies
  • In a nutshell:You could go to a different beach and neigbouring Taverna every day for two months - just watch out for the crowds
  • Last visit to Skiathos Island: Jul 2005
  • Intro Updated Jul 17, 2005
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  • cloudberry's Profile Photo
    May 15, 2006 at 1:50 PM

    Lovely photos!

  • Aug 31, 2005 at 2:28 PM

    Hi Charlie, some great tips and comments, I never got stung by wasps but several bites from mozies. Thanks for sharing. Martin

  • planxty's Profile Photo
    Jul 17, 2005 at 5:47 PM

    Good tip, mate. My mate has just retired to Skiathos and is always on at me to visit, so 1901 might be a place to take him and his missus for a nice night out. fergy.

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