Skiathos Facts File
With its own airport and more than 60 fine beaches, Skiathos is the most popular of the Sporades Island group and each year attracts thousands of tourists to its busy coastline. The island is only four miles (6km) wide and seven miles (11km) long. Away from the resort areas along the south and east coast it is relatively undeveloped with shady woods, olive and walnut groves and quiet beaches that can only be accessed by boat. The seafront in Skiathos Town is lined with local tavernas, cafés and some excellent seafood restaurants that look over the lively marina. The most famous beach on the island, and perhaps Greece, is Koukounaries, a one-mile (2km) long strip of fine golden sand and crystal clear water set in front of a thick pine forest.
Vaccinations and health
No special immunizations or medications are necessary for most trips to Greece. However, we advise that you always check with your local GP regarding to vaccinations. Do not leave it to the last minute. Some vaccinations can take a length of time to start working properly. Allow at the latest 8 weeks before departing.
Skiathos Island is one of the most popular islands in the group due to its numerous beaches and beach-based activities. With a mild temperature year round, it is a sure bet that whenever you travel to Skiathos Island you will enjoy a good holiday. The temperatures will be a bit lower during the spring but you will still have warm days in the 70s and 80s.
220v, 50 HZ, usually these are two pin type but some are the three round pin type. Best to take a multi-pin adapter with you.
The currency in Skiathos is the Euro.
The dialling code for Skiathos 00+30 +2428
The time difference is + 1 hour.
The official language is Greek but English is spoken especially around the main tourist areas.
Visa and passport
Currently British holiday makers do not require a visa but it is always worth checking as rules can change. You must have a passport with at least 6 months validity.
Getting to Skiathos
Flights to Skiathos are limited. You can find flights from Birmingham, Gatwick, Manchester, Nottingham and Newcastle. Skiathos is shut between November and the end of April.
Skiathos Transport – getting around
Local buses are a cheap way to travel. The main public bus route on Skiathos runs from Skiathos town centre along the main southern coast road to Koukounaries. There are numerous taxis on the island and it is quite easy to pick up a taxi at the airport. There is also a taxi rank near the port. Taxi fares on the island are regulated, however, the fare may increase if you leave the main roads so do ask before getting in to the cab. Hiring a car is a good option for those wanting to properly explore Skiathos. You can see our low car-hire rates after running a search.