Skiathos Mini Guide
Skiathos is the ideal holiday location with its stunning beaches, great nightlife and quaint Greek villages. The island of Skiathos is part of the Sporades Islands which are located to the north of Athens
and the south of Thessaloniki
. If you're renting a car for the first time in Skiathos, check out our Greece guide
which has all the information you need to know including rules of the road and hints and tips to drive safely and make the most out of your hire car.
Along with Agios Konstantinos and Volos, Thessaloniki is one of the places from which it is also possible to get the ferry to Skiathos. Skiathos is very popular with tourists and accordingly there are some great bars and night clubs there which certainly exceed expectations for such a small island.
Skiathos is also a great place to go out for a meal. The people are all very friendly and you are sure to find some excellent food in the restaurants around the harbour and dotted along the coast. One Skiathos speciality to try is the grilled octopus which is truly a delight. Once you have finished eating there are many little shops to stroll around where you can get ice cream, souvenirs or gifts while admiring the boats at the marina.
You may want to consider requesting am SUV or 4x4 rental like a Jeep which might be useful if you plan to make the trip to visit beautiful old monasteries and churches, often round at the end of dirt tracks and minor roads. It is best to go to Skiathos in the spring before the start of the tourist season if you are not a person who like crowds. At that time of year you will be able to find great accommodation deals in very quiet areas where you may even end up having a beach more or less to yourself. Some of these bays which are surrounded by forests and hide secluded beaches are blissful. If you are lucky you may even get to see a pod of dolphins start to swim as the sun sets.