Ancient Greek Skiathos has been turned into a bustling modern holiday destination and a fantastic cruise destination on a luxury yacht. This Mediterranean yacht holiday destination is a haven for sun worshipers in the summer months, and many believe Skiathos has the best beaches in all of Greece: among the 65 beaches on the island there are several remote, one of the most secluded in the region, where motor yachts and sailing yachts of all sizes can anchor and let you sunbathe and have fun in the privacy of the owners, even during the most stressful times of the summer yacht rental season.
Skiathos is the main port of call for bars, nightclubs away from the beaches , but the island has many attractions that attract culture lovers, artists and photographers.
The Sporades Islands are located within the Aegean Sea north of Athens and are a calmer area than the popular Cyclades, just a few minutes south cruise. Although Sporades is still a favorite tourist destination in Greece , the focus is on nature tourism, and nightlife is mainly concentrated in Skiathos and beach clubs in the most popular destinations. Northern beaches tend to be quieter, and when you have enough fun at high-profile parties, you can just sail away into a quiet parking lot to immerse yourself in the sounds of nature.
The islands have great places for diving and snorkeling with crystal clear lagoons and interesting caves. Near Skopelos, Alonissos and Peristera there are many more stunning beaches with sunken ships and a national marine park for exploration. Inland, there are hiking trails that take visitors through scented pine forests, hills and coastal trails to showcase the very best the island has to offer.
Skiathos is the largest settlement on Skiathos. It has features typical of ancient Greek cities, including neoclassical designs, coastal forts such as Venetian Buryatia or Il Castro in the north, and atmospheric monasteries. In addition to the typical whitewashed houses and narrow streets of the old city, sailors and other yachting enthusiasts should include local churches on the island, including the Madonna of Limniya and the Three Hierarchs, in their daily itinerary. A walk through the city of Skiathos will also lead you to the Agios Nikolaos Church, the clock tower, the Museum of Marine and Cultural Tradition to immerse yourself in the local culture.
Due to the number of beaches (65) - on the island of Skiathos, most of the major events in this popular place take place along its shores. Most of the fun activities and events are held at preferred beaches , such as Banana Beach, as well as Platanias, Megali Ammos, Akhladis, Vromolimnos and Kukunarias.
What makes Skiathos unique is that there are no "villages" on the island, only small settlements that are concentrated along the coast and have arisen as a result of violent tourism on the island. In each of these villages there are living quarters, places for food, cafes, bars, boutiques and local shops, the opening hours of which may depend on the season. At the same time, there are many beaches accessible only to water travelers , which gives you excellent opportunities for a relaxing holiday with family and friends, hidden by high cliffs and green forests.
Skiathos offers the perfect balance between nightlife and nature for yacht charter in Greece.