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10 Best Things To Do in Skiathos, Greece [with Suggested Tours]

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor May 9th, 2022 Posted in Destination, Europe Travel Blog, Travel Blog, Travel Guides No comments

Are you planning to travel to Skiathos, Greece soon? Read our tips below on the things to do in Skiathos with suggested tours!

10 Best Things to do in Skiathos, Greece
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Another wonderful island in the northwest Aegean Sea. Skiathos is a part of the Sporades archipelago. If you’re in for exciting nightlife, this is the place to be as Skiathos is known as the “party island”. So aside from beautiful beaches and magnificent views, expect to feel the party atmosphere anywhere you go here.


List of Best Things to do in Skiathos, Greece

1. Lalaria Beach

10 Best Things to do in Skiathos, Greece
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Lalaria Beach is located on the island of Skiathos in Greece. Turquoise blue, crystal clear water and unique rock formations are what you will see here. The beach can only be reached by boat. And because of its beauty, a lot of tourists visit this beach so it’s a bit crowded, especially on peak season. If you don’t want to swim with a lot of people at the same time, you can take a short walk to the end of the beach. You can have your peace of mind and can almost enjoy the turquoise water for yourself.

Suggested Tour: From Evia: Private Day Trip to Skiathos Island

2. Koukounaries Beach


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Koukounaries is a wonderful sandy beach in the southwest of Skiathos. The beach is crescent-shaped in front of an inland lake, a picturesque motif on numerous postcards. You can find beach bars, surfboard, pedal boat, sailboat rentals, water skiing, countless deck chairs, and umbrellas along the beach. It gets very busy during the summer season.

3. Monastero di Panagia Evangelistria


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The most important monastery of Skiathos lies in a lovely setting on the hills north of the city. It’s easily accessible on asphalt road and equipped with enough parking spaces in front of it. The 190-meter high-altitude monastery was founded by monk Nifon and built from 1797 to 1806. It is beautifully decorated with a museum, cafe, and own shop.

4. Kastro

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Kastro is not only worth it for the breathtaking view of the cliffs and beaches but you can learn a lot about the history on the information boards. You walk through beautiful nature and have fantastic views of the east coast. You can also visit a small chapel.

5. Vromolimnos Beach


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Easily accessible from the main city by bus. The beach is full of establishments and therefore a lot of music. There are a lot of trees which to shelter from the sun, the color of the water here is crystal clear and there are a lot of fish to see if you try snorkeling.

6. Agios Nikolaos Church and Clock Tower


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The church is situated high on a hill above the eastern part of the city. From the church forecourt, you will have a wonderful view of the bay, the offshore islands, and the entire city. At night the place appears well lit. The church itself is rather small but pretty enough for a great photo opportunity.

7. Mandraki Beach


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The beach itself is lovely and very nice, the water is clear and clean as usual. Compared to other popular beaches in Skiathos, Mandraki Beach is less crowded which is great. The beach is definitely worth a visit. Just remember to bring or wear appropriate footwear as the small rocks are sharp.

8. The Blue House Art Gallery

10 Best Things To Do in Skiathos, Greece [with Suggested Tours]
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This is a very nice shop with a lot of handmade jewelry. Anyone entering this small shop in the old port of Skiathos will find pieces of jewelry that cannot be found on every corner. You can buy some unique and original jewels that will always remind you of your fantastic holiday in Skiathos

9. Tsougrias Beach

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A beach that is great for children because of its gently sloping clear water. The island of Tsougria can be easily reached on various excursions from the port of Skiathos town. This sandy beach is quite wide and has a wonderful blue-turquoise color.

Suggested Tour: Full Day Sailing Trip around Skiathos Island

10. Banana Beach

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Banana Beach is a small, manageable beach, not overcrowded and there are wonderful loungers available. It is a bit warmer than the other beaches on Skiathos.

11. Find accommodation in Skiathis, Greece

Where to stay in Skiathos, Greece

Budget Hotel

Hotel Australia

10 Best Things to do in Skiathos, Greece

Hotel Australia offers air-conditioned rooms with a balcony. Bright and airy, Australia rooms come with a TV and a refrigerator. All rooms also include a private bathroom with a shower. Skiathos Airport is 2 km away from Australia.

Price: Starts at $32 per night for Twin Room, add $1 for taxes and charges, and it offers a free cancellation.

Luxury Hotel

Villa Aerides

10 Best Things to do in Skiathos, Greece

Featuring warm tones and elegant furnishings, Villa Aerides comes with a fireplace in the living room. A fully equipped kitchen with microwave and coffee machine and a dining area are also provided. Guests can benefit from the barbeque facilities available on the premises and enjoy an alfresco meal in the outdoor dining area.

Price: Starts at $496 per night for a Villa with Private Pool, includes taxes and charges, and it offers a free cancellation.

Extra Tip: Check out Plumguide for the best holiday homes and vacation rentals in Greece.

These are the possible things you can do in Skiathos, Greece. So if you are ready to have a fun and exciting trip, you know what to do and where to go! So pack your things now and prepare yourself for a wonderful adventure in Skiathos.

How to go to Skiathos, Greece from London

Via Air France: (one way and two stops)

*From London Heathrow – Paris, France – Athens Greece – Skiathos

Ticket Price: £262.82

*Prices are subject to change. You can visit Skyscanner for more details about the ticket prices.

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Fatima Turla2Hi there! I’m Fatima. My first major travel was in 2016 in the beautiful city of Cebu. After that, I got interested in traveling. Now I enjoy learning languages and other country’s cultures. My goal is to visit at least one country each year and to share my experiences with other people through writing or blogging. Witness my journey by following me on Instagram.​

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