Get on your feet
Skiathos and walking go together perfectly, and because it is so easy, the whole family can do it. All you need to do is follow the well-signposted (in red and white so you can’t miss them) pathways that crisscross the island and you’ll come across some almost undisturbed places on your travels.
Beaches to die for
Koukounaries Beach is a hotspot, but don’t let that put you off. Although it does get busy, you’ll always find a space to sit back and relax, and it never becomes too crowded for comfort. The waters here are clear and perfect for snorkelling, and the forests that line the edge of the beach are just right for a stroll when the sun gets too hot.
A day trip with a difference
Visiting the old town of Kastro is something that shouldn’t be missed. This was once a fortification to protect Skiathos from pirates, but when that threat diminished and the place was no longer needed it was abandoned and soon fell into ruin. Exploring those ruins now and imagining what life would once have been like there is awe-inspiring.
Hacking over hiking
If cycling and walking aren’t to your liking, then there is another way to see the island – on horseback. For everyone from beginners to experts, hiring a horse and a guide and heading out into the unknown is a thrill, and something that will give you one of the best views of Skiathos of all.
Nearest Airport to Punta
Skiathos Airport – 5 miles
Skiathos Airport is known for its short runway, attracting those keen to see plans soaring just metres above their heads as they take off. Taxis and transfers are easily available and make holidaying on Skiathos easy.