Skiathos is a small Greek island situated in northwest Aegean Sea. It is the westernmost isle in Northern Sporades group, located east of Pelion peninsula, Magnesia on mainland, and west of Skopelos Island. The total Municipality area of Skiathos Island is 49.9 km2 (19.27 ml2). it is home to around 6,090 inhabitants (2011 census).
The main paved road on Skiathos Island runs all along its southeastern stretch with a few narrow dirt roads that branch off to the interior and northern coast. Farmland still exists around all major settlements.
Despite its small size, the island of Skiathos with its wooded landscape and many beaches is a popular tourist destination. Skiathos Island has more than 60, mostly sandy, beaches which are scattered around the 44-kilometer (27-mile) coastline. Some of the beaches include Asselinos, Koukounaries, Mandraki, Megali Ammos, Troulos and Vromolimnos.
Much of Skiathos Island is wooded, featuring Aleppo Pine and a Stone Pine forest at Koukounaries location where a lagoon and popular beach are situated. The forests on the island are centered on the northern and southwest parts, but the presence of pine is prevalent throughout.
A regular boat service is provided to the island and the rest of Sporades with departures from Agios Konstantinos and Volos. The boats are operated by Hellenic Seaways via its high-speed Flying Cat ships and conventional ferries.
Sites of interest on Skiathos Island include the Byzantine Church of Christ, Old Monastery of Panaghia Kechria, Old Monastery of Panaghia Ekonistria, Holy Monastery of Evangelistria, Church of Tris Ierarches, Church of Panaghia Limnia, Koukounaries Beach, Bourtzi Peninsula, Papadiamantis House - Museum.
Skiathos Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Skiathos Island dock (anchor) at Skiathos - port town on the eastern coast.
Port Skiathos Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Skiathos Island, Greece. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|Day||Ship||Arrival||Departure||Next Port of Call|
|29 April, 2018|
|ms Europa||06:00||15:00||Piraeus, Athens, Greece|
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