Beaches by the bucketload
There's a reason why the island scooped a Condé Nast award for its shores. Dreamy beaches are Skiathos’ signature style and there are 60 to choose from! Surrounded by pine trees, Koukounaries Beach on the island’s west side is touted as one of the best with its soft sands and aquamarine waters. Meanwhile, nearby Lalaria Beach on the north-eastern tip is another knockout. It’s only reachable by boat, so you’re in for a real adventure.
Tear yourself away from the coast and you’ll find the island’s interior is just as magical. Dense forest and rugged peaks create a beautiful green backdrop for walks and bike rides – there are hundreds of kilometres of hiking trails across Skiathos! For more spectacular scenery, the islands of Skopelos and Alonissos are only a ferry ride away and are equally epic.
Sunny, sunny, sunny…
Ever wondered where you fave sun-drenched musical was filmed? That’s right, Mamma Mia!
was snapped right here on the idyllic isle of Skiathos. Follow in the footsteps of Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan and say: ‘Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!’ to two familiar landmarks – St. Nikolaos Bell Tower and the Old Port!