Skiathos Town or Chora is the capital of Skiathos
island, it's just a few minutes from the airport and home to the main harbour too.
In the town you’ll find a wealth of restaurants, bars and tavernas, the most popular generally being those right on the harbour front or with the best sea views but the real hidden gems and those with the most character and charm can be found in the cobbled streets just behind the water front.
There are no tourist beaches in Skiathos town, Megali Ammos beach
is the closest and is just a few minutes walk to the west of the town which means you have the best of both worlds with a popular resort and a great beach. Another option is to hire a car or get the bus to any of the gorgeous beaches around the island.
Most people staying in Skiathos will want to stay in or around the capital, it has the best nightlife and is on the main road so it’s easy to get from here to any of the other resorts, beaches or attractions that you want to visit. The only downside is that there aren't any large hotel complexes with pools in the town itself so if you need that then look slightly outside.
Also in the town are all the facilities you might need including supermarkets, cash machines, vehicle hire outlets, jewellery shops, local produce shops and much more.
The nightlife of Skiathos Town offers plenty of bars and restaurants for the evenings, it has a great atmosphere with buzzing bars overflowing into the outside areas around them.
It also has a couple of clubs to keep the party animals amongst you going well into the small hours, but for everyone else you’ll probably find yourself enjoying a nice evening meal and watching the world go by with a cocktail, Mythos or a carafe of local wine.
Skiathos town is pretty much the only place on the island that has an abundance of night life so if you're not staying here then you'll most likely want to visit at least once whilst on the island.
In Skiathos town you’ll find the Papadiamantis House Museum which gives an insight into the life of Alexandros Papadiamantis who was a celebrated writer from the island.
The open air cinema is also in Skiathos Town and it's a fun place to go, there is often showings of the Abba film musical Mamma Mia as it was filmed on the neighbouring of Skopelos and makes for an enjoyable evening with the crowd singing along.
Some people like to go down to the airport and watch the planes coming and going as the takeoff and landing point is so close to the road it's an exhilarating experience but if you decide to do this then please stay back from the airport fence as the blast from the jets taking off has been known to knock people off their feet and cause serious injuries.