Skiathos island, a true natural treasure. Known for its lush green vegetation and crystal clear waters, Skiathos is a picturesque island also described as the “pearl of the Aegean”.
With over 69, breathtaking beaches such as “Koukounaries”, “Agia Eleni”, “Agia Paraskevi”, “Megali Ammos”, to mention a few, visitors can explore the island and find their own small piece of heaven whether its for water sports or simply relaxing under the golden Greek sun.
Packed with pine forests and archaeological ruins, Skiathos is ideal for natural born wanderers who seek unique experiences. Sail around on a chartered catamaran, hike to the dramatic medieval ruins of Kastro and tap into your spiritual side at one of Skiathos many monasteries.
With a chilled vibe that can be felt all around the island, Skiathos is considered by many as a quiet hideaway but also as a foodie’s destination with its abundant variety of local delicacies and authentic restaurants.
A few miles to the northeast lays Greece’s most precious ecosystem: The National Marine Park of Alonissos, the first marine park established in Greece and currently the largest marine protected area in Europe, worth a visit in areas accessible to the public. It is the natural habitat of the Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus Monachus), the red coral, Eleonoral’s falcon and more than 400 protected species.
Dolphins and some whale species are also live within the area of the Marine Park. Common dolphins (Delphinus delphis), striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba), bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), Sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) and Cuvier’s beaked whales (Ziphius cavirostris) are the most common species of dolphins and whales found here.
So, get ready to explore and get inspired in the Aegean’s natural treasure.