Skiathos packs a whopping 50 beaches into just seven by four miles, alongside everything you want from a Greek island.
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
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.
On 23 April the island celebrates the feast of St George with horse races, a feast and traditional dancing.
The old fortress hosts various cultural events, including theatre, exhibitions and concerts, throughout the year.