Skiathos ferries connect Sporades Islands with Greece, Skopelos Island with crossings available to Volos, Agios Konstantinos, Thessaloniki & Mantoudi (in Greece), Glossa & Chora (in Skopelos Island) & Alonissos (in Sporades Islands). Skiathos Ferry crossings are operated by Hellenic Seaways, Golden Star Ferries & Anes Ferries and depending on time of year you’ll find a choice of up to 22 ferry crossings daily.
There are up to 22 ferry crossings daily from Skiathos with sailing durations starting from 15 minutes. Our Skiathos ferry summary provides a good guide but for the latest sailing information use our fare search.
Public buses operate throughout the island and run fairly regularly. Rental car and scooter companies are prevalent around the town centre, and there are also taxis readily available for convenient transport.
Much like many Greek islands, Skiathos’ appeal lies in its beaches; 60 clean beaches consisting of gorgeous golden sands against azure blue water are regarded as the most beautiful in the Aegean Islands. Koukounaries Beach has become the most famous, and consequently the most popular, hosting endless tourists hoping to catch a tan under the glorious rays of the Mediterranean sun. Most of the visitors are young people from all over Europe, choosing to sunbathe in the afternoon before hitting the thriving stream of bars and clubs serving cheap alcohol with the combination of frenetic dance music.
When the beaches are so desirable and the nightlife so invigorating, it can be tempting to keep to the same routine, however, that would be dismissive of the wealth of culture around Skiathos. Bourtzi is a small peninsula decorated in lush vegetation and verdant foliage, laying home to a Venetian Fortress which showcases the architectural history. The Monastero di Panagia Evangelistria, Il Kastro and Agios Nikolaos Church and Clock Tower are wonderful pieces of structural design, and are well worth a visit for a day of sightseeing.
Skiathos is a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea, laying to the east of the Greek mainland. The port is used as the gateway to mainland Greece, with crossings to Thessaloniki on the north east coast, as well as crossings between the neighbouring islands.