Skiathos, Greece

Fly to Skiathos and discover this small but extremely popular Greek island. Its popularity is probably due to its heavenly beaches!

The small island of Skiathos is located in the northern part of the Aegean Sea. The literal translation of Skiathos is ‘in the shadow of Athos’, a mountain on the mainland. The nature on Skiathos is predominantly green, with olive trees, sycamores and beautiful bays. Its magnificent beaches are the most beautiful in the Aegean. Koukounaries beach is one of them. With a cocktail in hand, you can relax and enjoy the golden sand beach, surrounded by beautiful pine trees and a flowing river. Are you into water sports? The Skiathos coast is perfect for surfing, diving and sailing!

When are you flying to Skiathos?

With its warm Mediterranean climate, Skiathos is ideal for a relaxing beach holiday from May to October. Winters here are mild and perfect for taking in a little culture. After all, the island is rich in history. In Skiathos City, you can stroll along narrow streets with centuries-old monasteries and impressive churches. Spend some time relaxing at an outdoor café in the idyllic port, taking in the inviting atmosphere - not to mention the fantastic sea views!

Practical information

Transport to/from the airport

The airport of Skiathos is located about 4 km from the city. The only form of transport to/from the airport is by taxi.
  • Taxi

    The taxis are located outside the arrival hall. They are available 24 hours a day. It takes less than 10 minutes to get to Skiathos city.

Transport in the city/region

Travel anywhere on Skiathos: 
  • Bus

    Planning on going to a different beach every day? In summer, there is a bus that stops at various sandy beaches. It departs every 20 minutes. Of course, you can also get out in one of the lovely villages. Tickets cost between €1.20 and €1.50.
  • Taxi

    You can hail a taxi anywhere on the island. There is a taxi rank opposite the ferry harbour.

Passport and visa

You need a valid passport or identity card.  

Time zone

GMT +2 (summer time +3) 
On Skiathos, it is 1 hour later than it is in the Netherlands.


The currency used in Skiathos is the Euro (EUR).

Duration of flight

The flight to Skiathos lasts approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes. The outbound and inbound flights may be shorter if the wind direction is favourable.