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.

Flying to Skiathos

One of the prettiest islands in the Aegean, Skiathos is also one of the easiest to reach thanks to direct flights from London City Airport. The island is a popular holiday destination because of its many Blue Flag beaches, and its size means once you touch down in Skiathos, you can expect a short transfer – perfect for a no-hassle beach break. Here’s what you need to know about the LCY–Skiathos route.

Flying from London City Airport to Skiathos: Q&A

We’ve answered some of the most common questions about flights from London to Skiathos – here are the essentials.

How long is the flight from London to Skiathos?

Flights from London City Airport to Skiathos take 3 hours 20 minutes. Flying directly to Skiathos means you’ll be within walking distance of Skiathos Town as soon as you arrive. This isn’t an exaggeration – Skiathos Town is just over a mile from the airport, and reachable on foot if you haven’t got suitcases to drag along with you. If you have a lot of luggage, however, a taxi to the harbour takes just 10 minutes or so.

How many flights a week are there from London City Airport to Skiathos?

One flight takes off from London City Airport to Skiathos International Airport every week during peak season, on a Tuesday. Setting off early, you’ll arrive in Skiathos just in time for lunch, and before the hottest part of the day. Pick a window seat and you’ll be able to watch the island come into view as you land over the Aegean Sea.

What airlines fly most frequently between London City Airport and Skiathos?

British Airways operates direct flights from London City Airport to Skiathos. As well as economy fares, you may find business class seats available. BA CityFlyer is the only operator on the route, so look carefully if you see fares available with other airlines – they will probably be for indirect flights.

Practical information about flying from London to Skiathos

When you arrive in Skiathos, expect a taxi to Skiathos Town to cost around €12. While the island is small, renting a car is a great way to explore, although most visitors choose mopeds as they are easier to manoeuvre around the quaint cobbled streets. Water buses will take you to some of the best beaches in Skiathos, but to reach the famous Lalaria Beach you’ll need to book a boat trip or hire a boat taxi.

What to expect in Skiathos

Skiathos is a real mixture of relaxed beaches, rich culture and vibrant nightlife. Skiathos Town manages to combine a pretty seafront packed with family-friendly restaurants with a lively town centre buzzing with live music and late-night parties. Of course, this is Greece, so the food is excellent whether you choose high-end dining or rustic taverna meals, and you’ll find good local wine everywhere. There are also plenty of bars where you can sip a cocktail and take in the sunset over the harbour. If you love a bit of activity, lace up your walking boots and head through the island’s pine forest trails, or strap on a snorkel and swim out into Lalaria’s crystal-clear waters. Read our nine reasons to fly to Skiathos now for more inspiration.