July 26, 2019 ⋅ In the Press

LUXURY FACTS : Escape to Skiathos, Greece’s Secret Island

LUXURY FACTS : Escape to Skiathos, Greece’s Secret Island

By: Savvas Savvaidis, President & CEO, Greece Sotheby’s International Realty

Managing to pass under the mass tourism radar for many years, Skiathos is now making a bit of a comeback. Although this Greek Sporades island does see a steady influx of regulars each summer, it has never quite been up there with its siblings in the Cyclades like Mykonos or Santorini, nor has it fought for attention with its cousins in the Ionian like Corfu and Paxos.

Despite its pristine sandy white beaches, of which there are over 60, and its pine-green hills, it has remained largely unknown and has thus managed to retain that quintessential Greek island charm that everyone dreams of.

The island’s welcoming emerald harbours have developed a magnetic pull on super yacht owners - from CEO’s to royalty. There has also been an increased interest in the island by large investment funds, mainly from Saudi Arabia, promising to add even more kudos to this enchanting Greek treasure.

The flavourful Greek food and wines are the perfect accompaniments to an environ which is dazzling beyond belief. There is so much to Skiathos that is yet unknown and ready to be discovered.