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Culture of Skiathos. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

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 impressions. Special attention should be paid to the house of famous writer Alexandros Papadiamantis. It was converted into a museum; now it introduces the life and works of the painter to visitors. Nearby is the picturesque Bourtzi peninsula where the ruins of an old castle are situated.
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
For years, it has been the most important fortifications on the island and has repeatedly defended it from invaders. Today the castle is partially restored; it is home to the town library and the theater, which regularly hosts various cultural events. In the upper part of the city there is a famous religious landmark, the Church of the Three Hierarchs. There are lots of interesting stories and legends about it.
The island is famous for its natural attractions. Must-see destinations of many tourist programs are Skotini-Spilia and Galaz-Spilia. Literally, their name can be translated as ‘a dark grotto’ and ‘a blue grotto.’ The internal atmosphere of caves fully complies with those beautiful names. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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
Above the city rises the Castro cliff, on top of which in the 16th century the fortress was built. According to rough estimates, there were about three hundred houses and at least 30 churches on its territory; only two religious buildings have remained to these days. One of the main distinguishing features of the island is an abundance of ancient monasteries. In the vicinity of the capital there is the Monastery of St. Charalambos.
An important historical object is the monastery of Evangelistria. In 1807, in its walls there was a significant event - the contemporary Greek flag was raised for the first time. In the north-western part of the island there is Kehriysky monastery; it is considered one of the most secluded and beautiful ones. The Monastery of the Kunistra Virgin would appeal to fans of excursions, as some of its buildings have been converted into the Museum of Byzantine Culture. Fans of natural attractions will also be interested to visit the Koukounaries nature reserve located in the southern part of the island.
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, … Open
Among the museums of the island, The Blue House Art Gallery stands out. Here you can find a collection of unique works of art – handmade jewelry. One amazing thing about this place is that if you come across something you like, you can purchase it. The Kivo Art Gallery will also amaze those traveling around the island. The exhibits of the cultural sight are represented by artworks created by local artists. Both museums are located in the capital of the island.
Skiathos harbour The Skiathitiko Spiti Museum also deserves to be visited. Thanks to this place, you can get acquainted with the life of local residents. The cultural attraction is a typical house in which the islanders used to live. The interior is preserved from those times. Among the exhibits you will find here are costumes, dishes, and household items. This is one of the favorite spots for tourists wishing to get acquainted with the local culture. Those who wish to learn more about the musical history of the whole world should visit “Musical Instruments of the World Museum”. The main exposition here belongs to the theme “the contribution of Greece to musical culture”.
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
Skiathos also houses the Agios Nikolaos Church and Clock Tower. In addition to its main function, the building of the place of worship (its tower to be precise) is an excellent viewing platform. From here, the best views of the capital of the island can be beheld. Another important attraction of the island is the Panagia Eikonistria Monastery. It is situated in the middle of the picturesque Dasi Skiathou Park. This is perhaps one of the most spacious places of worship in the whole island. Consequently, many tourists come here for inspiration and peace. Nearby is sited the Skiathos Dog Shelter, where you can have a chat with dogs, as well as feed them.
Vasilias beach in Skiathos, bathed in hues of blue, pink, and orange We will also recommend you visit another farm, this time that of donkeys (Skiathos Donkey Club). Here visitors can not only feed or stroke donkeys but also get to ride them. Do we really have to spell it out that kids will like this pastime in a special way? There are two picturesque islands where great cruises take place. They are also part of the Skiathos Archipelago. We are talking about the islands Arkos and Tsougrias, on the territory of which you can find beaches untouched by civilization, and beautiful in their solitude. Another stronghold of peace which you should definitely stop by is the Skiathos Cemetery, which differs from many others in its special spacious atmosphere.
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Culture guide to Skiathos. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Skiathos: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Skiathos. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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