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Sightseeing in Skiathos Island - what to see. Complete travel guide

Island of Skiathos is the part of Northern Sporades group; it has become a tourist center quite recently. Tourists are attracted here by exciting natural landmarks, scenic beaches, as well as unique landmarks of the past representing the rich history of the island. The capital of the island is the city of the same name. Its port and sea-front are regarded as the busiest area in the city with numbers of attractive taverns, bars, shops and gift stalls located along the coast. It's probably the most appealing place to walk on the island.
Widespread construction of hotels and inns on the island has begun only recently, but it's not too difficult to find a decent place to stop on Skiathos. Among luxurious hotels of the island, … Open
The most visited cultural center of Skiathos is the memorial house of famous novelist Alexandros Papadiamantis situated near the port area. The museum occupies a beautiful building constructed in 1860; the latter is a classy example of traditional national architecture. The house has retained its original interior almost intact; the museum also features a rich collection of antique furniture, books and writer's personal belongings.
Bourtzi fortress is the historical landmark of earlier times. It occupies the entire small island located next to the bay. This Venetian fortress used to protect city for years; however, it has survived until nowadays in excellent condition. Now it’s converted into summer stock. Few years ago, it became a venue for annual Aegean Festival dedicated to national traditions and culture. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Beautiful beaches are among the distinctive features of Skiathos. Lalaria Beach is one of the most popular on the island. This beach is named after snow-white pebble-stone covering it and is … Open
Amazing Kastro fortress built in later 14th century is situated to the north of Skiathos. The fortress situated on top of step cliff used to hide about 300 buildings and 30 churches behind its walls. Until early 19th century, the fortress has been inhabited and has protected islanders from pirates and conquerors. Only a part of this massive complex has survived until this day, but three ancient churches are in the list.
It’s worth to mention that religious landmarks are distinctive feature of Skiathos. The biggest of them is the Three Hierarchs church built by 1846. For over a century it has being acting as the cathedral church of Skiathos; the church houses unique icons and various religious items. The second biggest venue on the island is Panagia Limnia. It’s known for holding antique rituals for all important events.
Widespread construction of hotels and inns on the island has begun only recently, but it's not too difficult to find a decent place to stop on Skiathos. Among luxurious hotels of the island, … Open
Evangelistria monastery is located near the capital. It was founded late in 18th century by Athos monk; it was situated in arduous mountainous area, which helped it to hide from pirates and conquerors. Today one of monastery buildings is occupied by a small historical museum. Another point of interest is the monastery of Panagia Kunistra named after island's holy patroness. The monastery church can boast an impressive collection of unique frescoes and icons. There's also an antique wooden iconostasis. The monastery is surrounded with thick pine forests attracting fans of hiking and nature.
Skiathos is considered a magnificent destination for a family vacation. The island is rich in beautiful beaches and picturesque places for walking. Moreover, it offers excellent conditions for active recreation and various types of sport. The island is a part of a unique marine reserve with dolphins and seals being its main inhabitants. Travelers are always welcome to attend special excursions and watch these fabulous animals in their natural habitat.
Beautiful beaches are among the distinctive features of Skiathos. Lalaria Beach is one of the most popular on the island. This beach is named after snow-white pebble-stone covering it and is … Open
Koukounaries remains the most popular and interesting beach on the island. This is a spacious beach that is separated by a river. There is also a small lake not far from the beach. The sea water lake is also a fabulous place to relax and explore local natural landmarks. There are many beautiful beaches in the Lalaria area. This part of the island has unusual silver colored pebbles.
Traditional Greek Fishing Boat There are still several wild beaches that are usually not crowded on Skiathos. Here it is important to mention Mandraki and Elias. These are ideal beaches for all travelers who wish to admire beautiful nature. Xanemos is a typical beach for the young. Active travelers will definitely like the disco, bar, and the nightclub that are open there. The beach is very calm and silent during the daytime. When it is getting dark, it turns into a large open-air disco.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Skiathos Island
♥   Castle 'Skiathos Castle' Skiathos, 4.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Chalkis' Chalkis, 77.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Platamon Castle' Platamon, 119.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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National and city parks around Skiathos Island
♥   National Park 'Ethniko Parko Schinia Marathona' , 122 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Mount Athos' , 140.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sightseeing in Greece: things to see

Peloponnese Peninsula is an important tourist object of Greece. There are many legends connected with the peninsula. Most of them are about the ancient city of Corinth and its grandiose temples and acropolis. The temples of Athena and Apollo have survived in best condition. Both the temples were constructed in the 6th century BC. Macedonia is another popular tourist destination. This part of Greece is not only rich in historic landmarks, but is also very beautiful. Spectacular waterfalls, ruins of ancient settlements, odea and oases – you will see all these and even more in Macedonia. Crete Island is simply adored by travellers as this is a wonderful place with rich history. The most famous sights of the island include Minotaur Labyrinth, Minos Palace and around a hundred of other ancient monuments that tell more about Greek gods and heroes. Every city and region in Greece can strike visitors with their rich heritage and share many interesting stories about past centuries. … Open
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