The island of Skiathos is located in the North-Western Aegean Sea. The close proximity of the island to the mainland makes it easily accessible for Greek nationals.
Facts about Skiathos
Despite its small size, Skiathos with its many beaches and forested landscape is a popular tourist destination. It has over 60, mostly sandy, beaches scattered along the 44 km coastline.
Alexandros Papadiamantis, the famous author, was born and raised on the island.
Around the middle of the 14th century, because of the continuous pirate raids, the people of Skiathos were forced to set up their city in Kastro, a peninsula on the northern part of the Island, which was a natural fortress. In order to strengthen this fortress they surrounded it with walls full of embrasures and cannons. The town’s most important landmark is its natural harbor.
- Boúrtzi, a small peninsula with lush vegetation where the ruins of a Venetian fortress still stand
- Koukounariés beach, which has been declared the third most beautiful beach in the Mediterranean
- Hamali, a sweet with walnuts and excellent local honey
Facts and Figures about Skiathos Airport
Skiathos offers international and domestic flights to Europe, serving mainly tourists from the United Kingdom.
The catchment area of Skiathos Airport includes Skiathos Island, Skopelos and Allonisos.
Passengers 2015: 0.4 million
Aircraft Movements 2015: 3,100