This island’s all about the beaches, with more than 60 of them spread across the 27 miles of coastline. A top pick is Lalaria Beach, where radiant turquoise waters meet smooth white pebbles, backed by dramatic cliffs. Troulos Beach is also popular for its dusky golden sand, framed by headlands of fragrant pine.
Along with its neighbouring island, Skopelos, Skiathos was a main filming location for the movie Mamma Mia!. Look out for St. Nikolaos Bell Tower in the capital, Skiathos Town, and be sure to visit the Old Port, as these were both the settings for key scenes in the film. You can also catch a boat to Skopelos to discover even more.
A peaceful pace
Skiathos is one of the more relaxed Greek islands, even in the height of summer. It means you’ve all the time in the world to relax at sleepy villages such as Kanapitsa and Plantanias. You can also take a break from the beach by discovering the 18th-century Evangelistria Monastery in the capital and the crumbling Kastro peering over the northern tip of the island.