Pine-covered Skiathos is one of the Aegean’s prime tourist destinations, and in summer it is zinging with sun-seekers enjoying its turquoise seas and long sandy beaches. Nevertheless it still retains its Greek island charm. The main town is built on two low hills overlooking the beautiful harbour which is linked by a causeway to the islet of Bourtzi. Along the waterfront, there are lots of restaurants and bars over-looking the bay with islets in the distance.[spacer height=”20px”]
The precipitous north coast, best visited by boat is spectacular, with the Kastro peninsula, its natural fortifications and fourteenth century castle were, in theory at least, a protection against pirates.