If you’re looking to traverse around Skiathos, you can make your pick from various boats that make daily trips around the Island as well as to nearby islands- that includes convenient and enjoyable stops for swimming and lunch.
1. Tour of the island
There are several daily boat trips to be taken from the harbour in Skiathos Town for touring around the beautifully scenic Island of Skiathos itself. Such a boat trip around Skiathos reveals the natural beauty and textured history of the island. Indeed, why not spend a day blissfully lost at sea in this cruise around beautiful Skiathos Island? For in doing so, you will sail past sparkling white-pebbled beaches, dramatic seascapes and captivating architecture.
The various trips, being almost identical, all tend to stop at the same places that include the likes of Lalaria beach, Kastro and the Blue caves. Surely a great way to see all the beaches of the Island for the reason being they can only be reached by boat or foot, there is furthermore, also opportunity to visit some of the smaller islands just outside Skiathos. When the time is right, you even get to have lunch in the most obscurely interesting of places, and of course, this trip would not be complete without the inclusion of stops for swimming and lunch. Be sure to make the most of each stop during the tour, for instance by snorkelling in the pure blue waters of the Aegean or lounging around the soft sands of a deserted beach…
2. Skopelos / Skopelos – Alonnisos
From Skiathos Island, there are daily boat cruises to the surrounding islands to choose from. Departing from the new port of Skiathos Town, capital of the island, you can make your way to an array of other idyllic islands such as Skopelos and Alonnisos. When in Skopelos, you can enjoy exploration of all the traditional town and streets, visit the folklore museum or the Photograph exhibition, and even have time for lunch and shopping in-between. In the harbour of Skopelos, there are again many boats of all shapes and sizes, which in turn offer many different trips to the near beaches and respective islands. When opting for a daily trip to Alonnisos for instance, the various stops along the way will include the likes of supremely beautiful beaches that resonate with the authentic spirit of “Mamma Mia”. Once you arrive at Patitiri, which is the port of Alonnisos, you can decide to go for a swim or have lunch at this stunning golden beach as situated on the North coast- which is Alonnisos. As a matter of fact, after Skiathos and Skopelos, Alonnisos is the third member of the Northern Sporades as situated 3 km east of the island of Skopelos. An authentic Greek island mostly known for its incredible natural beauty and amazing beaches with waters considered to be the cleanest in the Aegean Sea- the declaration of a marine park is thus no wonder. You can also visit the Old Village and feast your eyes on stunning views over the Aegean, or see the Marine Park exhibition just before the advent of your return journey. All in all, planning your daily trip to any Island near Skiathos would entail enough time for you to indulge in all the best of its wonderfully unique features and attractions.
3. Tsougria Island
When opting for a daily trip to the abandoned Island of Tsougria, you will get to thoroughly enjoy an afternoon by swimming in uber-blue waters, likely coupled with a chilled coffee and picturesque architecture. Coined as home to some of the most beautiful beaches in all of Skiathos, the water here is mostly very shallow, making it ideal for the whole family too. But beyond enjoying the total privacy, tranquillity and overall stunning beauty of one of Tsougria’s secluded beaches, there is even more to discover. For when opting for a 1 hour stop during your daily trip on this small island just opposite of Skiathos Town, you can also pay a visit the old Olive Mill or set your sights on the historically cultivated Church of St. Floros. For choosing a one-day boat trip in Skiathos, the Island of Tsougria is definitely worth the visit.