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Skiathos has everything one can imagine, fine golden sand beaches backed by fine forests, wild rocky beaches water sports, scuba diving, great hiking trails, many monasteries and above all elegant and cosmopolitan night life.
Skiathos island is well organized and can provide visitors with the ideal destination in which to relax and enjoy the charm, magic and simplicity of a truly unique Greek island
The climate at summer is warm-hot with a beautiful blue sky, not humid.
The city of Skiathos is the only built-up area of the island. It is built on the southeastern tip of the island in a windless bay which separates the island of Bourtzi in two.
It is a relatively new settlement, built in 1829 – 1830 on the site of the ancient city, on two hills situated at the edge of the sea. The ancient settlement was built in 800 BC.
The large natural port of the modern city is ideal in shape and in location. This has been a basic element in regulating the life on the island both in the old and in modern times.
The local traditional architecture of Skiathos, which is today continually disappearing, does not have a strict island character. On the contrary, it is a combination of a village in Pelio and an island village, with neoclassical elements. Certainly, all these elements are influenced by the mentality, the preferences and the needs of the local people.
The houses are small in their majority, built close to each other and with two floors. They are built of stone while
their external walls are whitewashed. There are mainly two types of houses, rural and manor – houses.
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