Skiathos is a small island in the Aegean Sea, and the birthplace of Papadiamantis, one of the most prominent writers of modern Greek literature. The island of Skiathos has a total of 70 beaches all around it, and the town is a port that shelters small boats and where ferry services can transport you to various other areas in Greece. The largest attractions of Skiathos are the crystal clear water and the beautiful sandy beaches.
Much of the island maintains its natural beauty, in spite of the popularity for tourists. The beautiful beach of Koukounaries is considered to be one of the best beaches in Greece. Skiathos is a wonderful place for relaxing shore side and soaking up the sun. There are also many tavernas, restaurants, and waterfront cafes to visit while here. The nightlife on Skiathos is lively, and very popular with tourists and natives alike.