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Introduction to Skiathos

Skiathos is a destination known for attractions like Άγιος Νικόλαος, Home of Alexandros Papadiamantis, and Achladies Beach. Travelers who visit this island in Aegean sea, Greece are often fascinated by the rich history and interesting culture it offers. We recommend taking the time to explore this city in Greece on foot and walk alongside the locals who live in Skiathos. You’ll quickly discover you’re surrounded by endless numbers of things to see and do.

Easily accessible from Skiathos Island National airport, Skiathos is the perfect base for a memorable and unique vacation in Greece any time of the year.

You'll learn more fascinating facts about Skiathos as you explore this spectacular city.

Traveling to Skiathos is especially rewarding for anyone eager to connect with locals and learn more about their unique culture and traditions.

Get ready to explore and learn more about the city of Skiathos below!

Top services in Skiathos

Here on this page, you'll find all the top travel services in Skiathos, Greece. Check out the cheapest and most popular flights offered by 330 airlines that fly to Greece. Browse the 2 top-rated tours available to you in Skiathos. We make it easy for you to find and book the top services in Skiathos.

Enjoy the convenience of planning and booking every detail of your trip to Skiathos, including flights, accommodations, activities, and more, in one place. Book with Guide to Europe to get an expertly-curated and fully-customizable itinerary and experience the best of Skiathos on your vacation in Greece.

Get answers to questions about the routes and services offered in Skiathos from our free 24/7 customer support. Continue reading to learn how you can enjoy a stress-free and memorable vacation in the city of Skiathos!

Learn more about Greece

There are many reasons to visit the city of Skiathos, but a trip to Greece needs no explanation.

Exploring Greece, which spans 131,957 square kilometers, is an adventure of a lifetime. Greece offers an abundance of truly magical places to discover, including cultural, historic, and scenic sites of significant value to both locals and travelers.

As the home country of many world-famous attractions like the spectacular Άγιος Νικόλαος, Home of Alexandros Papadiamantis, and the Achladies Beach, you’re all set for a unique and memorable travel experience in Greece.

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What to see in Skiathos

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Skiathos has something for everyone. Regardless of age and interest, travelers have the best time exploring every corner of the city.

Read on to discover the best places to visit and find out what to expect from the city of Skiathos.

Top attractions in Skiathos

Home to plenty of top attractions, Skiathos is more than just a wonderful city in Greece. Skiathos is a travel hotspot and a great place to experience a mix of the traditional and modern culture of Greece.

One fascinating sight in Skiathos is the unforgettable Άγιος Νικόλαος. Considered one of the most well-known attractions in the city, a visit to this spectacular travel destination is something you shouldn’t miss on your trip to Skiathos. This remarkable attraction is located at Πλατεία Αγίου Νικολάου, Σκιάθος, Τ. Κ, Skiathos 370 02, Greece and is open for visitors Monday - Sunday, between 10:00-21:00.

For more information about what you can expect during a vacation in Greece, check out our list of top attractions in Skiathos below. Discover the best places to visit in Skiathos, including the fascinating Άγιος Νικόλαος, Home of Alexandros Papadiamantis, Achladies Beach, and Εκκλησία Παναγία Εικονίστρια.

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Things to do in Skiathos

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Enrich your travel experience in Skiathos by joining tours and activities. Skiathos offers an exciting selection of top-rated tours and it's easy for every traveler to find something to their liking. Take the opportunity to catch the top attractions on a tour, stay active with an adventurous excursion, or learn something new about the local history or culture of the city.

Discover the most popular experiences in Skiathos below.

Most popular experiences in Skiathos

Traveling is all about gaining new experiences. You can have that and more in the city of Skiathos.

Skiathos offers numerous tours and activities for travelers to choose from. Guided Day Trips, Private Day Trips, and Water Tours are only a few of the many experiences you can book for your holiday in Greece.

Explore the most popular experiences you can join in Skiathos by clicking on one of the top-rated tour categories below.

Top tours & tickets starting in Skiathos

Travelers in Skiathos can choose from 5 categories of top-rated tours and tickets.

By joining this highly recommended tour, travelers get to learn more about what makes Skiathos one of the best travel destinations in Greece.

Skiathos also offers plenty of budget-friendly tours and activities that promise travelers a unique experience in the city. The affordable Skiathos Airport Private Arrival Transfer is the cheapest tour in the city, and is a popular Transportation Service. This experience costs around 30 EUR and allows travelers a great time in Skiathos. Around 3 travelers have given this activity an average rating of 4 stars out of 5.

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Vacation packages in Skiathos

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The best and easiest way to visit Skiathos is by booking a vacation package. A vacation package includes everything you need for a worry-free and perfectly planned holiday in Greece.

Booking a vacation package to Skiathos means spending less time planning and more time enjoying your vacation. A vacation package includes everything from flight tickets, accomodation, and a rental car, to 24/7 personal travel support and a carefully planned travel itinerary. You can also take your vacation in Skiathos to the next level by adding tours, tickets, and activities to each day of your trip.

Apart from providing you with everything you need to travel comfortably, your vacation package to Skiathos is also fully customizable. In other words, you can add or remove services at your own convenience, to create the perfect vacation for you and your travel companions.

On our website, you will find 2 unique vacation packages to Skiathos, including flight tickets, hotel reservations, and recommendations for the best sightseeing spots, restaurants, bars, and activities.

Continue to the next section to learn more about what types of vacations you can book in the city of Skiathos.

Popular types of vacations in Skiathos

The most popular way to experience Skiathos is by visiting the city as part of a road trip across multiple destinations in Greece. However, it is also common for travelers to go to Skiathos on both shorter and longer getaways, to get a break from everyday life, relax, and experience something new.

With Guide to Europe you can find road trips, city breaks, and weekend getaways in Greece, ranging from budget to luxury. Whether you’re planning a multi-day road trip across Greece, or you just want to enjoy a few days exploring Skiathos, there is a vacation package for you.

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Top vacation packages in Skiathos

Travelers have a great selection of vacation packages to choose from in Greece. In fact, you can choose from as many as 2 different top-rated vacation packages to take you to Skiathos, and even more if you expand your search to include a bigger area of Greece.

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Discover and compare 2 vacation packages that take you to the wonderful city of Skiathos.

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How to get to Skiathos

To get to the city of Skiathos the fastest way possible, travelers from outside Greece can travel by plane. International travelers can fly to Skiathos by booking flights with any of the 21 airlines that offer direct flights to Skiathos Island National airport. Some airlines that operate flights to Skiathos Island National airport are Ryanair, Azul, United Airlines, Air China, and LATAM Airlines. Go to this page to compare all flights to Skiathos.

To reach the city of Skiathos, travelers can choose from various airport transfer options available at Skiathos Island National airport.

If you're looking for the best flight ticket deals to Skiathos, knowing the cheapest travel time and which airlines offer the most affordable flights is helpful. Luckily, we have this information for you. Discover more about the cheapest and most popular flights to Skiathos Island National airport and Skiathos below.

Find cheap flights to Skiathos

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Over the years, more airlines have started offering flexible and direct flights to Skiathos, making it one of the most accessible travel destinations in Greece. However, it is usually cheaper to fly to Skiathos, Greece, in June.

The cheapest one-way flight to Skiathos costs around 27 EUR and is offered by the airline Ryanair. The flight leaves on June 4 at 2 and departs from Bari Karol Wojtyła airport in Bari, Italy.

The cheapest round-trip flights to Skiathos cost approximately 311 EUR in total. The departure flight leaves on October 6 and the return flight is scheduled on October 18. The flight time is around 11 hours per way.

The return flight is operated by Thessaloniki International Airport Macedonia.

Use the search tool below to find the cheapest flights to Greece and the city of Skiathos from your city of departure.

Popular flights to Skiathos

Travelers visiting Skiathos in Greece can fly to Skiathos Island National airport directly from 1350 destinations worldwide.

The three most popular routes to Skiathos Island National airport and the city of Skiathos in Greece depart from Skiathos Island National airport in Skiathos, Greece, Tocumen International airport in Panama City, Panama, and Keflavík International airport in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Travelers can fly to Greece by choosing from from 1 weekly flight(s) from Skiathos; from 2 weekly flight(s) from Panama City; and from 1 weekly flight(s) from Reykjavik.

The airline that operates most flights to Greece is Cambodia Airways. Cambodia Airways offers 2 scheduled flight routes to Greece.

Discover the most popular flights to Skiathos below. Click to view flights to Skiathos, Greece from destinations all across the globe.

Where to stay in Skiathos

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An essential factor to consider when traveling to a new place or country is accommodation. While visiting a city as fantastic as Skiathos is always exciting, any avid traveler knows that accommodations often make or break the vacation experience.

The best place to stay in Skiathos usually depends on travelers' needs and preferences. However, booking accommodation in downtown Skiathos offers a ton of benefits.

Staying at the heart of the city allows you to easily walk to many of the top sights and dining areas in Skiathos and cut down on your travel expenses. Centrally-located accommodations are also an excellent choice for travelers in Skiathos planning to go on a quick tour or drive to the neighboring regions.

For example, honeymooners or travelers on a romantic getaway in Greece can experience the ultimate relaxation at one of the 5-star or 4-star hotels in Skiathos. Travelers whose purpose is sightseeing can also find plenty of mid-range hotels to budget-friendly accommodations in the city, allowing access to many of the top attractions in Skiathos.

Learn more about the most popular places to stay and the top-rated hotels in Skiathos in the next sections.

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Use the Accommodation Search tool below to find available stays in the city of Skiathos on specific dates. This handy feature also allows you to compare prices and amenities.

Enter the preferred check-in and check-out dates. Then, select the number of guests and rooms. Click the Search button to find all the available hotels and places to stay in the city of Skiathos that match the information provided.

Car rental in Skiathos

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Experience the freedom and convenience of a self-drive vacation by renting a car for your adventures in Skiathos. Skiathos has 7 car rental companies ready to provide you with the perfect vehicle for your travels.

Automatic cars for rent in Skiathos start from 38.57 EUR per day or 270 EUR per week. The cheapest automatic rental car is a Toyota Aygo.

If you prefer driving a manual car, you’ll find multiple options for rent in Skiathos, starting from 16.12 EUR per day or 112.86 EUR per week. The cheapest manual rental car is a Citroen C1 5 Doors.

Learn more about the different types of cars you can rent in Skiathos, Greece, below.

Popular types of car rental in Skiathos

Discover and choose from our broad range of popular car rental options in the city of Skiathos to find the best car for your travel plans. Travelers in Skiathos can choose from small cars, medium cars, large cars, estate cars, mini vans, SUVs, convertibles, premium cars, camper vans, mini campers, vans, cars. All car rentals come with CDW insurance for added protection throughout your trip.

Renting a car is a popular choice among travelers who want to explore Greece at their own pace. The most popular type of car rental among small groups of travelers in Skiathos is a TopLevel.

Another very popular type of car to rent in Skiathos is a TopLevel. This car is particularly popular among couples and solo travelers touring the city of Skiathos.

Check out all options available in Skiathos and book the car rental for your upcoming adventures in Greece below.

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Get ready to hit the road and explore the beautiful city of Skiathos. Find the best deals on a variety of popular car rentals in Skiathos, Greece, or any other destination in Europe by using the search tool below.

Enter your pick-up and drop-off location, driver's age, and dates. Click the green button to view your options.

Popular destinations to visit after Skiathos

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The city of Skiathos is just one of the many unique and scenic destinations you can visit in Greece. So if you're itching for another cultural adventure, a relaxing road trip, an action-filled city break, or a memorable weekend getaway, know that Greece has it all.

Greece is calling, and the country is asking you to experience its culture and diversity to the fullest! Take the opportunity to visit other captivating places in Greece that are as magical as the city of Skiathos. The most popular travel destinations in Greece are listed below. Click on the name of the place you want to explore next to learn more about it.

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When unsure of where to go next, use the map below. This map shows the locations of all the best destinations in Greece. Use the map to plan your trip and find the best routes.

Domestic flights from Skiathos

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A taste of Greece through a visit to Skiathos can often reignite a traveler's passion for adventure. When this happens, the best way to satisfy this wanderlust is to book a domestic flight from Skiathos to another remarkable destination in Greece.

To begin your search for the best or cheapest flights from the city of Skiathos to other spectacular locations in Greece, jump to the last section of this travel guide.

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Traveling to another city or region in Greece? Use the flight search tool below to quickly find the cheapest one-way or round-trip flights from Skiathos to different local destinations.

Enter all the necessary information and click or tap on the Search button to see a list of the available domestic flights in Greece on the selected dates.

Popular domestic flights from Skiathos

Travelers in Greece can catch flights to domestic airports in Preveza, Athens, Chania, Kos, and Heraklion. Domestic flights in Greece are operated by 6 airlines: Jet2, Transavia France, Condor, Sky Express, and Aegean. There are around 19 scheduled flight routes operating to Skiathos on a weekly basis.

From Skiathos, travelers can book scheduled flights to 16 domestic destinations. The most popular flights from Skiathos depart to many top-rated destinations in Greece and are offered by Jet2, Transavia France, and Condor.

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