Five Stops in Skiathos

Every location has its highlights. These belong to Skiathos:

House of Papadiamantis.

A few metres from the port is the last residence of Papadiamantis. A native of Skiathos, he is considered to be one of the most important Greek writers. He is said to have written many short stories in the house.

The castle.

An hour’s drive from the city and a short walk up a cobbled path brings you to the impressive remnants of a castle. Constructed in the mid-14th century to protect islanders from pirates, the castle was largely abandoned by 1830. Today, it provides breathtaking views of the island.

The Holy Monastery of Panagia Evangelistria.

Locals call it the Church of Vangelistra. Built beneath the highest peak on Skiathos, it is an icon of the Greek Revolution where national heroes swore oaths over the first unifying flag of Greece. The monastery is located outside the city of Skiathos and is still operational.

Walk or swim in unique Lalaria.

A dip in the turquoise waters off this exotic beach is a unique life experience. Take photos of the natural stone gates. Lalaria is approached by boat; some are direct, some make stops at the Blue Caves and other secluded beaches.

Coffee in Bourtzi.

Between the old and new port, you will find the Venetian Bourtzi (fortress) outfitted with cannons that once protected the medieval port of Skiathos. This was also the location of the water tank and the church of Agios Georgios, the patron saint of Venetians. Enjoy your coffee in one of the most romantic places in Greece, overlooking the picturesque port and the open sea.



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