Holiday Feeling on a "Mamma Mia!" Island
The old harbor of Skiathos Town is famous from the comedy-musical production "Mamma Mia!". The two neighbouring islands of Skiathos and Skopelos were the key shooting locations for the fictional town of Kalokairi, in which the cult musical is set. This little town has a clear understanding of good entertainment and not just on screen. The cultural events on the small peninsula of Bourtzi, the numerous bars and nightlife options ensure long and cheerful summer evenings and hence, entertainment well into the night.
Skiathos with its 48 km² is the smallest inhabited island of the Sporades in the Aegean Sea. Its idyllic bays, enchanting shorelines, and sparkling turquoise waters make it an excellent place for a relaxing beach vacation. However, more than 60 bays can be discovered via waterways only, as they are otherwise inaccessible due to the surrounding rocks. A good way to explore those breathtaking beaches is during a sailing trip or a boat excursion.
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Sightseeing in your Skiathos holidays
The island's best-known gems are Lalaria Beach with its white pebbles and the sandy beach of Koukounaries. People familiar with Greece know that the latter is considered one of the most picturesque beaches in the whole country. View in maps
The small, winding streets of the old town of Skiathos lead past the house of the writer Papadiamantis down to the beauteous harbor. There, a lively promenade is lined with excellent bars, taverns, and kafenia (cafes). View in maps
The good ferry connections to the neighboring island of Skopelos and the city of Volos on the enchanting Pelion peninsula make a spontaneous excursion even more pleasant. View in maps
Hikers will find numerous well-marked hiking routes in the heartland of the island. Excellent places to stop by are the Evangelistria monastery and the Kasto fortress. Moreover, a fantastic view of the azure Aegean Sea is almost always guaranteed. View in maps