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Sightseeing in Skiathos - what to see. Complete travel guide

This picturesque island attracts tourists with its pristine beauty. Just like the majority of old cities, Skiathos is rich in historical attractions. Here you will find age-old pine forests, wonderful parks, as well as many old monasteries, with which are connected many legends. The beaches on the island are simply fabulous - imagine large coastline tenderly wrapped with green spaces. Small and cozy restaurants and taverns can be found simply everywhere. Finally, not far from the shore you can see beautiful white houses – hotels and resorts.
Picturesque bays, fabulously beautiful beaches and ancient pine forests attract thousands of travelers to Skiathos. There are more than 60 beaches on the island; some of them are busy and … Open
The period from mid-May to late October is considered the best season for rest. The lovers of both water sport and sailing will surely find here much interesting. In this town are open several diving schools where attendants can learn water ski or make a trip in a canoe. Fans of exciting excursions should visit the ruins of the medieval fortress Castro. This is a huge defensive complex built in the 14th century. Behind the walls were located a few hundred houses; here had been built more than 20 churches, but only three of them survived till our days. Among the monasteries of the city we can recommend visiting Kounistra and Evangelistra, the construction of which took place in the 17th century. Monks, who live in these monasteries, will tell you numerous fascinating stories and legends that tell of the incredible historical facts.
The city also features a great choice of shops and shopping pavilions with Varsakis Gallery to be considered the most popular one. Here you can buy all sorts of jewelry, pottery, paintings and souvenirs. The best restaurant of the Greek cuisine is Amfiliki, and traditional European dishes are served in Bonaparte and Primavera. Once the dark falls to the city, night bars and discos open here. The majority of these entertaining facilities are located on the territory of hotels or at the beach area. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
There are about a hundred of interesting restaurants, taverns, cafes and bars on the island. Vacationers pay special attention to dining places in the island’s capital. Near the center … Open
The beach of Lataria is a peculiar sightseeing target. It is encircled by impregnable rocky slopes all around. So the beach is only reachable by sea. This area attracts not only lovers of solitary beach holidays. You can admire the beautiful cliffs and stop at some caves near the coast. The most beautiful is the Galician cave, also known as the Blue Cave. Its entrance is so large, that natural daylight freely streams inside and allows you to view the cave in all its details.
The Alexander Papadiatmatis House is based in the capital of the island. In the 19th century, a famous Greek writer lived there. It became possible to recreate a special atmosphere of the previous years inside. Today, visitors can see what the writer's office looked like and the things that belonged to him. Among the exhibits of the museum, there are many ancient manuscripts, documents, and photographs, as well as other valuable antiquities.
The historical center of Skiathos is its capital - the city of the same name. There are numerous old buildings on its territory; the stroll through the picturesque streets will give a lot of … Open
The Cathedral of the Three Hierarchs is no less interesting religious monument. It was built over a hundred years ago. Due to the beautiful carved Bell Tower, it is one of the most recognizable sights of the island. The ancient cathedral keeps many spectacular relics. The icon of God Mother Panagia Iconistra is the most valuable one. It attracts pilgrims from all over the world.
No less beautiful monument is the chapel of St. Nicholas, erected on the top of the hill. Local sailors believed St. Nicholas to be their main patron. That's why the religious building remains one of the holiest. It attracts tourists not only with its unique old architecture but with the unusual location. The top of the hill opens a wonderful view of the island and the coast.
Picturesque bays, fabulously beautiful beaches and ancient pine forests attract thousands of travelers to Skiathos. There are more than 60 beaches on the island; some of them are busy and … Open
The Panagia Limnias church is worth mentioning, as well. It was built back in 1838 and remains untouched since its foundation. This miniature elegant church has been erected to honor the birth of the Mother of God. Ancient icons and elements of wood decoration are available for viewing. The interior of the church has not changed over the years of its existence. Beautiful old churches and lovely houses of local residents built with stones can be seen absolutely in every city of Skiathos.
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Reference information
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Skiathos
♥   Castle 'Skiathos Castle' Skiathos, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Chalkis' Chalkis, 78.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Platamon Castle' Platamon, 120.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Skiathos
♥   National Park 'Ethniko Parko Schinia Marathona' , 122.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Mount Athos' , 137.2 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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