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A few words about Skiathos:

Skiathos

Skiathos (ΣΚΙΑΘΟΣ in Greek) is a city and a small island in the Aegean Sea belonging to Greece. It is next to Skopelos, it also consists of 2 main towns (Skiathos Town and Koukanaries) and the settlements being Kanapitsa and Troullos, and has one nudist beach at south end of the island (Banana beach). Skiathos is the westernmost island in the Sporades but not the Aegean. The mainland Greece along with Magnesia is to the west. The name of the island dates back to ancient times.

Skiathos has a school, a lyceum, a gymnasium, a church located on a hilltop to the northwest, banks, a post office, a beach and a square (plateia). It is also has a port which small boats are founded and ferry services to Skopelos and Volos in Magnesia with the rest of Greece. It is aligned within the city.

Undoubtedly, Greece has always been one of the most romantic and most enjoyable destinations in the European region. Many couples, families, and individual travellers always choose this country over other tourist spots. With an array of cheap holidays to Greece, experiencing this breathtaking place is now made easier and way more affordable. If you still could not decide where exactly to go, you should consider visiting Skiathos. Surely, you would have your most unforgettable getaway here. For your accommodation needs, feel free to browse this page.


Geography

Much of the island are forested. The area around the villages and Skiathos are deforested and has farms. The forests include pine trees. It is located in the southeastern part of the island. The island of Skopelos can be seen and on clearer days, Euboea and Scyros. The mountaintop which includes a communications tower is to the west. The slope of the hill is to the north and contain several valleys. The residential area stretches as far back as within the small hilltop.
 

Transportation

The roads are to the south and to the east and to the northwest. There are no gravel roads to the central and the northern part. There is only one major road and is linked with all of the four settlements on the island. The one linking to the northwest are not used and has the view of the eastern part of Magnesia.


History

In Ancient times, it was used to have a military operations during the Persian Wars. It remained in the Delian League until it lost its independence. The city was destroyed by Phillip II of Macedon in 200 BC.

There were have been protests in the early-2000s, one against mining in September 2002 as they were pushing away mining trucks which was owned by the municipality and another in 2004, a power line which would have connect hydro with the rest of the Sporades was also being protested due to the plan being in a forested area.

 

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