Rich in history, abundant in beauty and definitely up there when it comes to some of Greece's best bars and restaurants, Skiathos Town is the beating heart of its zesty namesake island. Here, traditional values meet modern delights from coast to cabin, with local musicians and artisans eager to see a smile on your face and family-run tavernas happy to pile your plate high. You'll also have the chance to hop on a boat and be on your way across that sensational blue sea as you plan an adventure of sun and laid-back exploration. Where will your holidays to Skiathos Town take you first?
Skiathos is a small town on the Greek island of the same name in the Aegean Sea, which was conquered many times over the centuries, including by the Athenians and by the Spartans. Today, after a three-and-a-half hour direct flight from London, you'll find this modern, small and charming town, which plays host to the island's social life, still proudly offering a lot of history to its visitors.
The Monastery of Panagia Evangelistria, north of the town and accessible by car or foot, is the only inhabited monastery on the island. Built in 1806, the monastery is important to modern Greek history as it sheltered Greek fighters during the Greek War of Independence in the 19th century. A popular story runs that the first blue and white flag of an independent Greece was created and flown here in 1807.