For the “Dolce Farniente” on the beaches(all kinds from fully organised with all sea sports available, to isolated hidden in little bays with very few, or at all, people), or for the picky and pricy night life, or for nice walks or bike rides in the inland mountainous side, or for the contact with a lush and unspoilt of all-going construction in the north of the island. There are plenty of things that can attract you to Skiathos.
When you get to Skiathos, you see another Greece, different from the stereotype of the Cycladesislands and arid landscape with blue and white houses.
If the sandy beaches and blue waters have made the reputation of this island (see the chapters “beaches”), the inland is also stunning and gorgeous. You’ll discover unspoilt nature, places still uninhabited and forgotten by the mass tourism. We have a guide (available in our villa for the tenants) that has lots of tips for beautiful short or long walks and other dependent on your tastes and wishes.
Very touristy and lively in the summer, however, Skiathos offers many quiet beaches, even in high season. Of course, these places really worth to visit although they are less accessible than the organized beaches. This is the reason why we include a car rental for our guests to whom we also give all the information for the rental of a boat.
For those who like cultural aspects of the island, Skiathos obviously can not compete with e.g. the Crete or Santorini and it does not have archaeological points of mainland Greece. However, it has places of interest, which played a role in later Greek history including that of the liberation from Ottoman rule (see Chapter What can I visit?).