Skiathos Sights

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Skiathos Sights

If you’re wondering what to do in Skiathos then you’re in the right place. This guide was created to give holiday makers a list of sights in Skiathos that are worth visiting whilst on the island.

Historical Sites in Skiathos

Unlike some of the other Greek islands, Skiathos doesn’t have that many historical sites. There’s Kasto up in the north that was an ancient settlement dating back over 800 years that was completely abandoned as late as the 1830s.

Other than that there’s the very limited remains of the castle that once stood on Bourtzi island but there’s not much to see there really.

Religious Sights in Skiathos

Again, as Skiathos is a small island there isn’t the huge amount of churches that you find on some of the other islands. There is however a beautiful church set in an idyllic location, offering incredible views. Check out The Monastery of Evangelistria below for more info. There are also a number of smaller churches around the island

Other Skiathos Attractions

Skiathos was home to Alexandros Papadiamantis, a Greek writer and poet and his house is now a museum that you can visit in the capital. 

There’s an open air cinema, also in the capital and it shows Mamma Mia regularly throughout the summer with the crowd enjoying a sing along and a few drinks at the same time as watching the film.

Top 4 Skiathos Attractions

Listed below are the 4 main attractions on Skiathos, all you have to do is click the ones you are interested in and that’ll take you to a page that gives you a more in depth look at that particular place with descriptions, map, quick look icons and much more.

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Kastro Skiathos

Kastro

Kastro is the remains of the biggest medieval town on Skiathos which was occupied from the twelfth century till 1830. Just a narrow strip of land connects the cliff to the island itself. Due to it’s position and fortifications Kastro was a secure place for the areas inhabitants. Now there are the remains of several houses and churches.

Monastery Evangelistria Skiathos

Monastery Evangelistria

The Monastery Evangelistria in Skiathos is the most appealing of the island’s religious sites. It’s beautifully well kept with flowers, bunting and immaculate grounds making it a peaceful place to have a wander around or spend some time to yourself. The position of Evangelistria monastery also means you get great views out over Skiathos.

Open Air Cinema Skiathos

Open Air Cinema

The open air cinema is located on Papadiamantis street in Skiathos town, just a couple of minutes walk from the harbour. The cinema is open during the peak summer months and shows a variety of films, one of which is a regular that’s always popular and that’s the Abba musical film Mamma Mia! Screenings cost around 8.50€.

Papadiamantis House Skiathos

Papadiamantis House

The Papadiamantis House is a museum in Skiathos town dedicated to the writer Alexandros Papadiamantis who lived and worked there. His nearly 200 short stories, mostly about Greek island life, assured him a major reputation in Greece. The museum is like a shrine containing his personal possessions and tools of his writing trade.

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Where next?

Go to the Skiathos resort guide to find out about the great towns and villages on the island.

Go to the Skiathos beach guide to find out about some of the best beaches on the island.

Go back to the main Skiathos guide to find out more about this lovely Ionian island and what it has to offer the holiday maker

Find information on another Greek island, whether that’s to hop from Skiathos on a day trip or to research an alternative destination.

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