Many people consider Skiathos as a masterpiece! The geological realignments in the Peninsula of Magnesia had as resulting from are caused cracks and are sunk departments of territory, which afterwards constituted the cluster of islands of V. Sporades. This green island is a sample of natural beauty, with the trees that submerge it, contributing decisively in the consolidation of its beauty.
Skiathos is the first of the complex of the islands that we meet on the eastern of Pilio. It is the most cosmopolitan island and due to its beauty and the very good tourist structures it has been developed to a summer resort with international fame. It combines the dense vegetation with the immense sandy beaches, the bights and the small ports that are wetted by crystal waters of Aegean. And apart from natural monuments, as Koukounaries and Lalaria, Skiathos allocates also historical sights. It is distinguished, the Castle, Mpourtzi and the monasteries of island that constitute the agents of way of island of many centuries.
This splendid island is relatively small in extent, roughly 48 square kilometres but is the most developed in infrastructures. It is the unique island of Sporades that allocates airport, which facilitates the access of its visitors, also has regular connection with the harbours of Volos and Saint Konstantinos and the neighbouring islands of Scopelos, Alonnisos. The summer period the island is crowded from tourist movement. The choices of activities satisfy all opinions.
The acquaintance with Skiathos begins from Chora, the capital of the island that is built amphitheatrically in the northeastern side of harbor and maintains the same place and name from the ancient years. Here, strikes the heart of entire the island, as Skiathos does not have villages! As long as strange as if heard the Country is the unique settlement of island. The coastal settlements were created the last years with the explosion of building activity in the sector of tourism. Thus, near in the more beautiful beaches of island were manufactured modern hotel units, groups of rented rooms, shops, restaurants and cafeterias that gave life, in up to then deserted coasts.
The life in the city of Skiathos follows intense rhythms that characterize each modern busy resort of recreation. In the architectural layout of city, which was built around in 1830 in the place of Old City, dominates the traditional islander style, with obvious however the influences from the architecture that characterizes Pilio. Small white houses with tile roofs, balconies and small courtyards with colourful flowers compose the traditional neighbourhoods of Skiathos. Walking in paved with slabs alleys the city is revealed the unique beauties.