Skiathos Town

General information

Skiathos Town: The capital of Skiathos is built amphitheatrically on the south eastern tip of the island in a windless bay, full of simple white houses with tiled roofs and narrow streets. It is the same town since the classical period until the Byzantine one when the population moved to the fortified village of Kastro seeking security. In the early 19th century, they abandoned Kastro and moved back to Skiathos Town in 1829; since then the population has grown and the town expended.

Because it was destroyed by German bombs during World War II, it was rebuilt and prospered. Today almost the entire population of Skiathos is concentrated there. Because it is a very cosmopolitan little town, Skiathos Town has plenty of restaurants (Greek and international cuisine), tourist offices, shops (touristy, clothes and shoe shops), cafes, bars and clubs opened all night long and offering all kinds of music for everyone.

Most of the entertainment is located in the main street Papadiamanti and on the seafront. Everything is quite expensive and the in most of the taverns the quality of the products is not excellent because they are very touristy and the inhabitant of the island have neglected farming and agriculture for touristy activities so the island don't produce many local products.

Snack bars can be found in great quantity as well as luxurious restaurant such as Italian or a Greek restaurant functioning in a renovated windmill which is located on the highest hill of the town, overlooking the sea and the island.

The commercial port is separated from the old one by the little peninsula of Bourtzi, covered with verdant pine trees. On this peninsula are the remains of the old castle built by the Gizi brothers during the Venetian period. The old port is still quite picturesque despite of the high tourism and is a pleasant place for a walk, boarded with little fishing boats.

Hotels in Town

We have made a selection of the best hotels in Town.


2 stars

Akti Hotel is a charming, family-own hotel located on the waterfront of Skiathos Town. It was the first hotel on the island, and today it is fully renovated and offering high quality facilities and services. The rooms of the hotel are all uniquely decorated, inspired by different art movements and ...



3 keys

The traditionally built studios are fully equipped for beautiful and peaceful days and nights. Amalthis is located only a short walk from the town center, bars, restaurants, and the port. The quiet area promises relaxation that you deserve to make your stay enjoyable. The yard is full of colorful ...


Blue Horizon

3 keys

Above Skiathos town, overlooking the scenic port and the shimmering turquoise sea, Blue Horizon Studios in Skiathos are set, providing guests with professional services and a pleasurable stay. Spacious rooms, studios and apartments are well fitted with basic equipment and comfortable furnishings in ...


Things to See & Do in Town

Check out the things to see & do in Town during your stay and explore what the area has to offer.


BourtziHouse of PapadiamantisChurch of Three BishopsChurch of Agios Nikolaos

Town Map

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3 Reviews
  • sean p 21 Jun 2023
    Perfectly greek

    The island is basically a great big nature reserve with no water parks, discos, drunks and a general lack of unnecessary distractions. it is mindful beautiful, peaceful , organic and my favourite place in the world to go and just be. The food is fabulous and the beaches are beyond incredible. Not for the all day breakfast and football on big screen brigade im afraid

  • christa21 20 Mar 2009
    Build a summer cinema
    The town is actually the only organized village of Skiathos but the other settlements seem to have only a few amenities for tourists. I guess when tourists go away, these villages are left with a few only inhabitants. The town though seems more populated (at least, in summer!). It has banks, stores, places to eat, everything. I just have two remarks: first, I had an unpleasant experience when the ATM kept my card inside and I had to borrow money from a friend for the weekend (it was Saturday evening when I lost my card and I went back to the bank Monday morning to get it back) and second, I didn't see a summer cinema in Skiathos. I think it would be nice to build an open cinema on the Castle.
  • iert003 14 Oct 2008
    Evening entertainment in the town
    I always wanted to visit Skiathos as it seemed a great island to me from the photos I had seen. Indeed it is a great island with gorgeous beaches. Village life is not so good, except for Skiathos town which is the only descent village to visit. The rest are very traditional and not organized at all. My best activity in Skiathos town was dining!! It had every type of restaurant possible, from the cheap to the expensive. The food in general was excellent and the service very friendly. You have to go to Skiathos town for evening entertainment- eating or drinking, it is just lovely.