Why should I visit Skiathos? I think I’ve already answered this question. The point is, Skiathos is one of those islands that have a ‘theme’. Skiathos is the beach island.
Skiathos is an island with long history and ambiguous. Inhabited since ancient times and always starred in the events and developments that determined the fate and destiny of cities and islands of Greece. Many conquerors, but kept the Greek island identity. According to historical sources, like first inhabitants of Skiathos are the Pelasgians. Followed by the Kares, Cretans, the Mycenaeans and Chalcedeans from neighboring Evia.
The island remained under Venetian rule until 1538, where after a siege of six days occupied the Turkish Barbarossa. During the Turkish occupation, the island suffered a lot. The Revolution of 1821 found the islanders embattled. They offered their boats in the race and themselves took part in many battles. Freedom to Skiathos came in 1830, where, according to the Treaty of London all the Sporades islands were incorporated in Greece.
At the same time the residents of Skiathos – which during the Byzantine era had left the city because of pirates who had settled in the Castle area – began to return and to rebuild the city around the port. So, slowly – slowly the city is densely populated and acquired its present form.
The golden beaches, mountains and historical monuments as Isle of Bourtzi, Castle, Museum – House of Papadiamantis and the wetland, jointly compose the image of the island of Skiathos as worthy among the most beautiful islands of the Aegean.
There is a wide variety of restaurants and taverns on Skiathos where you can taste French cuisine to traditional Greek dishes.
And for nightlife, be sure! Chora does not sleep until early in the morning! A large number of clubs, pubs, bars and discotheques are waiting for your night amusement.