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Skiathos Island and Skiathos town

skiathos town

Skiathos is an island in Greece that you should visit if you get the chance. It’s a popular vacation spot for Greeks and tourists alike, and it’s easy to see why. Skiathos town is known for its beautiful beaches, delicious food, and friendly people.

The town of Skiathos is located on the island’s northern shore, and it’s home to many restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars. The town has many historical sights as well as modern ones. You’ll find plenty to do here no matter what kind of traveler you are!

The island

Skiathos is a small island in Greece, with a population of only 9,000 people living there. It’s one of the most popular holiday destinations in Greece and has been for centuries. It’s home to a beautiful port town called Skopelos, which is built on steep hills and surrounded by greenery and water.

The name Skiathos is ancient and was used in Homer’s Odyssey; it means “wooded” from Greek σκιά ‘shadow’, and Aθος ‘shade’.

Skiathos is the second largest island in the Sporades complex after Alonissos, with a land mass of 1,821 hectares and a coastline of 70 kilometers.

It has one municipality and 12 communities: Ammos (Άμμος), Aperi (Απέρι), Chorio (Χώρι), Dhrakia (Ντρα

Skiathos town

Skiathos Town is the main hub for tourism in Skiathos. It has an old town with narrow streets and colorful buildings overlooking the sea. There are many shops selling souvenirs made by local artists such as handmade jewelry and pottery as well as restaurants serving traditional Greek food like chicken souvlaki (pita bread stuffed with grilled chicken), gyros (Greek-style shawarma), pastitsio (a baked pasta dish with ground beef or lamb), lentil soup, feta cheese salads and potatoes cooked in tomato sauce with onions known as ‘loukoumades’

History in Skiathos

You can also find some interesting historical sites on Skiathos including the Monastery of Panagia Ekatontapiliani which is located on a hill overlooking the sea. This monastery was built in 1210 by Komnenos Palaiologos, who was the governor of Thessaloniki at that time. It was originally built as a church but later became a monastery after it was destroyed by pirates in 1390. The Monastery of Panagia Ekatontapiliani is now considered one of the most important monasteries in Greece because of its unique architecture style which combines Byzantine elements with western influences from Venice or Genoa (both Italian cities).

Another historical site that you should visit when traveling around Skiathos island is Agios Nikolaos Church which dates back to 1200 BC but was rebuilt several times over the years due to earthquakes or other natural disasters such as landslides etc

Also visit the Castle of Skiathos. This castle has been standing since the 13th century and was used as a defensive position against pirates in the past. It has stunning views from its top observation deck, which is open all year round (and free!).

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