Getting to Skiathos
Where is Skiathos? It is one of the Sporades group of islands found on the east coast of the Greek mainland that also includes Skopelos and Alonissos.
Travelling to Skiathos, Greece, presents few problems for air travellers as, despite it's small size, the island has an airport that takes charter flights from across Europe as well as daily domestic flights from the Greek mainland.
All types of ferries leave from mainland ports of Volos and Agios Konstantinos, the latter port only a short journey from Athens airport and the home of a number of fast ferry and hydrofoil servcies.
Skiathos is the first destination for those travelling on to the other Sporades' islands of Skopelos and Alonissos, with all three part of a popular island group for yacht flotillas.
There are many woodland walks through the forested hills of Skiathos, several leading to remote monasteries. Skiathos is a hilly, but not a mountainous, island so walks are not strenuous.
Accommodation on such a popular holiday island is in short supply, especially during the high summer season when most hotels are fully booked.
Updated for 2016