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Skiathos is the smallest, but most cosmopolitan island of the Sporades group. It's located in the north-west Aegean Sea, only 2 hours away from Volos by ferry.

The island has kept the same name throughout its 3000 years history. It's derived from the Greek words 'skia', meaning 'shade' and 'Athos', which is the name of the sacred mountain, 140km to the northeast of Skiathos. Therefore, it's the island in the shade of Athos.

This green island has over 60 beaches, all sandy, including Koukounaries, rated the 7th best beach in the world and best in Greece!

  • Last visit to Skiathos: Aug 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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