For guests showing up to Skiathos by pontoon or air cushion vehicle, the business harbor of Skiathos Town or “Chora” as the islanders call it, is generally the main contact with the island.
At each ship appearance, in an upbeat confusion, rumpled moms battle to hold their children with extraordinary trouble while fathers attempt to recoup their vehicle in the bilge, youthful seeking couples of all genders, cruiser handkerchief on brow, adamantly proceed to clear their path through the group, enormous conveyance trucks sound endlessly, while the oceanic police whistles energetically to by one way or another force an order and a bearing to these approaching and active rushes of all sort of energized individuals, anxious to show up or to withdraw.
It shouts in all dialects, it pushes every which way, it attempts to recover its bag in a huge amount of other stuff, and this, under a bursting sun. To put it plainly, your vacation starts and Greece greets you wholeheartedly. Now, you can’t perceive what is encompassing you. You simply make them thing as a main priority: to leave the group at the earliest opportunity and scatter this ambiguous disillusionment that is currently merciless annoying you: was it actually a smart thought to come here?
Skiathos is a VERY touristic island, nobody can deny this, and is packed from 20 July to 25 August. This is the cost to pay for its acclaim, its openness via plane or by vessel and its outstanding magnificence. Nonetheless, regardless of its small size (48 km²), it actually offers concealed spots with immaculate nature. The individuals who are prepared to flee from the fundamental street, its bus stations and its composed sea shores will lease a vehicle or a motobike and will take the earth streets everywhere on the island. They will find sentimental nightfalls on desolate sea shores, will climb in obscure and fragrant pines tree woods and drink super cold water from the spring of little white places of worship.
Try not to adhere to these first minutes where just essential needs fixate you: showing up, drinking, eating, washing, resting, all together or arbitrarily. I realize that. I lived it. Regularly…
Tune in to this agreeable counsel: let a couple of hours pass by, possibly a day or two, and return to give another opportunity to this city that consistently bombs the occasion to establish a decent first connection!
In the event that you have leased a manor outside the city in the nature, following two days of dolce farniente, divings into the pool and singing cicadas, you will want to take a walkabout. You are presently prepared to “go downtown” and find why Skiathos is nicknamed “Mykonos of the North Aegean Sea”!
My name is Muriel Vignol-Rammos. I own a rich occasion manor in Skiathos, a Greek island where I have been spending my get-away for over 20 years now. I lease it during the mid and the high season.