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The picturesque island of Skiathos can trace its history back to the Minoans and today its gorgeous beaches, pine forests and blue waters continue to attract visitors.

Explore the capital town of the same name with its white painted houses and maze of streets, twin harbours, churches and museums, or set off on a signposted walking route through the island's interior.

Alternatively, put your feet up on a cruise and discover Skiathos from the water, stopping at beaches only accessible by boat. Whether you just want to take it easy on the beach, sample the local cuisine or get your walking boots on, this charming island may be just the place you’re looking for!

Top holidays in Skiathos


Flying insects and mosquitoes are common in many areas and you may find it helpful to wear long-sleeved tops and trousers and to use mosquito repellents on exposed areas of skin.

Those in which DEET is an active ingredient are thought to be the most effective. Tap water is generally safe to drink. As it is sometimes heavily chlorinated, you may prefer to buy bottled mineral water.

As health information can change at any time, we’d advise you to consult your GP at least 12 weeks before departure.

Country-specific information and advice on possible health risks is also published by the National Travel Health Network and Centre, and The British Foreign and Commonwealth Travel Advice Unit provides important health and safety information for British nationals travelling abroad.