Skiathos island is one of the most well travelled in the Northern Sporades. As many of the greek islands, it is truly a heaven on earth, that contains pine forests and perspicuous sea waters. Skiathos island is still a picturesque and unspoilt, despite the heavy tourism growth of the last years. Blessed place with more than sixty unique and beautiful beaches waiting for you.
One of the most famous beaches is Koukounaries, which has been acclaimed as one of the most beautiful clean beaches in the Mediterranean sea.
Weather you like to take your sailing boat and yourself away from the crowds or dance until death, the raving night life of Skiathos island is a real cure for the tourists in particular, for young freedom seekers. One of the most known route to entertainment is the pedestrianised path to the Old Harbour.
The lovers of nature, will be excited by the long well signposted walking trails and path routes. Some of them pass through the most unspoilt parts of Skiathos.
Where to moor
In Skiathos, there is a public marina placed in the right of the main street of Skiathos town. In the street there are available lots of cafes, restaurants, mini markets and shops for everything you can imagine. The available berths of Skiathos public marina is 70 for sailing boats and catamarans.
The distance of Skiathos marina from the main street is about 5 to 10 minutes by foot from the quay. There is also a 24-hour taxi service available if you want to take a tour of the island by car, or visit the airport of Skiathos which is 5 minutes away.
Be careful with
The prevailing wind in Skiathos marina is the known “meltemi” . It mainly blows from N-NE at Force at appr. 2-5 Beaufort scale, at the summertime and up to 6-7 at September and October.
We can say there is no any big hazards inside the marina of Skiathos, but you have to keep an eye on ferries and hydrofoils. Also you have to be careful to anchor outside the landing path of the airport, as it is real close as said before. No vessel with height over 4 meters can anchor in the airplanes landing path.
You have to know that the berths are on the quay and there are lines available in the Marina, so you are requested not to use your anchor inside the marina of Skiathos.
Where to swim
Where: Lalaria is on the northern side of Skiathos island
More info: Lalaria is an beautiful area you can easily visit with your sailing boat consits of sea caves and wild rocks not far away from the North new port of Skiathos. Lalaria is the appropriate beach for sailing guys!
Type: Pebbled, Non Organised
Where: 4,3 nautical miles south west of Skiathos Town
More info: It is about an organized beach with sand and crystal clear waters, offering the chance to try your favorite water sports.
Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised, Water sports
Where: 5 miles away from the town of Skiathos
More info: One of the most popular organized beaches, Vromolimnos is a very busy beach at the summertime known for its green ambience.
Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised, Water
Where: 8 nautical miles away from town.
More info: Consisted of an amazing pine forest, Koukounaries is among the largest and most known beaches of Skiathos island.
Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised, Party, Water sports
Weather conditions of Skiathos
January: Damp, cold, and windy. Average Max Temperature: 11°C. Average Rainfall: 52mm.
February: Much like January. Average Max Temperature: 14°C. Average Rainfall: 35mm.
March: Noticeable changes occur in March. Less rain, more sun, and warmer temperatures. Average Max Temperature: 14°C. Average Rainfall: 32mm.
April: A great month for hiking, sightseeing, and wine tours. Average Max Temperature: 18°C. Average Rainfall: 22mm.
May: There are big differences between early May and late May. Average Max Temperature: 22°C. Average Rainfall: 17mm.
June: June is a hot sunny month and the start of beach season. Average Max Temperature: 26°C. Average Rainfall: 0.5mm.
July: Hot and sunny. Along with August July is the busiest month on Skiathos. Average Max Temperature: 28°C. Average Rainfall: 0.9mm.
August: Hot and sunny with occasional strong winds (called the meltemi: you can see above, about mooring at the meltemi). Average Max Temperature: 28°C. Average Rainfall: 0.4mm.
September: Hot and sunny but cooling a little from August. Average Max Temperature: 25°C. Average Rainfall: 6mm.
October: October is much like May but the weather is moving in the opposite direction.Average Max Temperature: 22°C. Average Rainfall: 18mm.
November: The cool and cloudy days of winter arrive in November. Average Max Temperature: 18°C. Average Rainfall: 44mm.
December: Cool, cloudy, and rainy, though there are often stretches of sunny days. Average Max Temperature: 12°C. Average Rainfall: 66mm.