Passengers who are traveling with the ferry to Skiathos are visiting an island of the Sporades mostly known for its cosmopolitan atmosphere and fine beaches!
Skiathos is located eastern of Greece's mainland town and port, Volos and is the closest island of the Sporades Islands complex. Although it is a small island, it attracts thousands of tourists each year with its stunning beaches, beautiful and romantic sceneries and the magical atmosphere it provides, making you feel like you are in a fairytale. On Skiathos Island, especially in the main town, restaurants, bars and shops in narrow alleys can be found, being an ideal place for strolling anytime of the day.
Ferries to Skiathos - Book as soon as possible since tickets run out fast especially in the months between May and September.
Getting to Skiathos by ferry
Unfortunately, there is no ferry from Athens to Skiathos but you can easily get to Skiathos by ferry from the port of Volos, Mantoudi, Agios Konstantinos or even from Thessaloniki occasionally. The longest journey to Skiathos can be 4 hours, depending on where you start from and which type of ferry you are using.
- Volos Skiathos : The ferry from Volos to Skiathos occurs all year long with frequent connections and with an average duration of around 2h and 20minutes
- The Mantoudi to Skiathos route runs all year long as well, with the difference that no high-speed ferries operate. The journey duration is about 2.5 hours
- The Agios Konstantinos to Skiathos crossing happens only in summer months where traffic is significantly higher
- Thessaloniki to Skiathos: The operation of the ferry from Thessaloniki to any island of the Sporades is a subject of change every year. You can always check our online booking engine for the most up-to-date results.
The Skiathos ferry port is located in the eastern part of the island, just 2 km away from Skiathos International Airport “Alexandros Papadiamantis”. It is a small port that gets really crowded in summer due to the high demand of the island. The port is a part of the main Skiathos town, so after you disembark you will find plenty of cafeterias and eating places in close distance.
In order to get transferred from and to the port, you will have to use the following transportation means:
There is a public bus transfer service with daily connections to and from Skiathos port. For more information, please visit the Skiathos Bus or call +30 24273 50100.
In order to schedule a taxi transfer, please, visit the Skiathos Taxis or call +30 24270 24461.
Holidays in Skiathos
Your Skiathos holidays are surely going to be memorable and there is no doubt that you will visit the island again. It is an ideal destination for couples, families but also for friends who seek adventure and lively nightlife. It is also the land where the famous Hollywood movie Mamma Mia was shot. Lovely hotels, boutiques, beach bars and clubs and of course, excellent beaches with clean waters and delicious Greek cuisine, all can be found in Skiathos. The pretty landscapes, green nature and some gorgeous sites like the Kastro, Bourtzi, Alexandros Papadiamantis Museum, the Old Town, the Evangelistria Monastery and the lake Strofilia, combined with the above, make the place like a dream.
Below you are given some examples of the finest hotels and beaches of the alluring island.
Skiathos hotels vary, from deluxe resorts to cheap studio apartments or airbnbs. There is also the choice of booking a villa if you can afford it and spend your holidays in luxury.
Here are some of the best hotels according to visitors:
- Skiathos Palace
- Skiathos Princess
- Banana Beach
- Kassandra Bay
The Greek waters are worldwide known and Skiathos beaches are no exception. Crystal clear, with long sandy coastlines, beach bars with chilling music and services are perfect for spending some relaxing hours. There are also beaches which offer watersport activities like windsurfing and kitesurfing.
Some beaches you should definitely visit in Skiathos are:
- Agia Paraskevi
- Megali Ammos
- Troulos Beach
Day trips from Skiathos
Skiathos is the first island the ships dock when starting from the Greek mainland ports of Volos and Agios Konstantinos. After spending your time on the island, you can easily take the ferry to Alonissos or Skopelos and to the rest of the Sporades Islands. The time that the ferries to Skopelos from Skiathos need, varies from 30 mins to 1.30 hour depending on which of the two ports (Glossa or main port in town) the ship will dock. Furthermore, the journey from Skiathos to Alonissos takes approx. 2 hours.