Thursday Oct 17:

If you are travelling to London City Airport, please avoid the Jubilee Line. Instead, take DLR services direct to LCY from Bank or Stratford stations. Please allow extra time for your journey.

Skiathos

Skiathos packs a whopping 50 beaches into just seven by four miles, alongside everything you want from a Greek island.

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Surrounded by the sparkling Aegean Sea, it is the smallest of the inhabited Sporades, boasting an historic harbour town, fantastic seafood and natural beauty. luggage — you could actually walk from the airport to Skiathos Town easily.

Festivals and events

Katsonia Festival

Taking place on 6 September annually, the Katsonia Feast honours the Katsonis submarine and its crew, sunk during World War II off Skiathos. Festivities involve a huge public feast, a religious mass, the throwing of wreaths into the Aegean Sea and a ceremonial sinking of a small boat.

Agios Georgios

On 23 April the island celebrates the feast of St George with horse races, a feast and traditional dancing.

Bourtzi Festival

The old fortress hosts various cultural events, including theatre, exhibitions and concerts, throughout the year.