If you are 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. In the meantime we have detailed below some information regarding driving which you should find useful:
Driving on Skiathos:
Road Network: Skiathos has a network of well-maintained roads, including paved roads and narrow village streets. Most roads are suitable for driving, but some rural or unpaved paths may require caution.
It is possible to drive around the entire island in a few hours, making it easy to explore all its corners in a day.
Skiathos offers several beautiful resorts and areas to explore:
Skiathos Town (Chora): The island's capital and main town, Skiathos Town, offers a vibrant atmosphere, a picturesque harbor, and a variety of shops, restaurants, and nightlife options.
Koukounaries: Known for its stunning beach, Koukounaries is one of the most popular resort areas on the island. It's located on the southwestern coast.
Agia Paraskevi: This resort area is known for its beautiful beach and water sports activities. It's situated on the southern part of the island.
Troulos: Troulos is a family-friendly resort with a lovely sandy beach and various accommodations and restaurants.
Megali Ammos: Just a short distance from Skiathos Town, Megali Ammos is a quieter beach resort area.
Skiathos Island National Airport (JSI)
: The island's airport is located very close to Skiathos Town, making it convenient for travelers. The airport is just a short drive (around 2 kilometers or 1.2 miles) from Skiathos Town.
Exploring Skiathos in a Day:
Exploring Skiathos in a day is entirely feasible, and it allows you to see the island's main attractions, beaches, and resorts. You can start your day by exploring Skiathos Town, visit the beautiful beaches like Koukounaries and Agia Paraskevi, and enjoy local cuisine at one of the island's tavernas. Driving around the island gives you the flexibility to discover hidden coves, traditional villages, and scenic viewpoints. Don't forget to take breaks to enjoy the crystal-clear waters and relax on the beautiful beaches that Skiathos has to offer.
Enjoy your visit to this charming Greek island!