Skiathos, Greece

Skiathos, Greece Travel Information

According to itypetravel, Skiathos (Greek: Σκιάθος) is an island in the Aegean Sea that is part of the Northern Sporades. The Northern Sporades are a region of Greece (Europe). The capital of Skiathos is the eponymous Skiathos.

Skiathos, Greece

Skiathos is a popular destination in Greece. Especially the capital has a lot to offer for tourists. There are hotels, restaurants, bars, shopping streets and a real nightlife. The coastline of Skiathos is rocky with about 60 beautiful beaches. These beaches mostly consist of white sand and are located on the clear blue water. The interior is mountainous with mostly low vegetation. There are several caves and ruins on the island. In addition, the island is still known for its wine and the beautiful sunset. See vaoltedwatches for Greece destinations.

Where is Skiathos located?

Travel information of Skiathos

Official name: Skiathos
Continent: Europe
Area: 42 km²
Capital: Skiathos
Country code: GR, GRC
Population: 6,110 inhabitants (2011)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 424 m
Distance (Amsterdam – Skiathos): 2,046 km
Flight time: approximately 4 hours

Travel advice
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place on Skiathos that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs from Skiathos, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Skiathos. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, hiking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Skiathos?

Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, guided tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay on Skiathos at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.

Weather and climate
Skiathos has a Mediterranean climate. In the winter months the temperatures are around 10 degrees and in the summer months around 25 to 30 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Skiathos can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Skiathos can be found at Climate info.

Best time
May, June, July, August and September are the best months to travel to Skiathos. In these months you have the best chance of good weather.

Greek is the official language on Skiathos. In addition, a lot of English is spoken because of tourism.
Would you like to translate from or into Greek for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not necessary.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Greece:
Greek Embassy in the Netherlands:
Greek Consulate in the Netherlands:
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
You do not need any vaccinations for a visit to Skiathos.

Money and Currency
On Skiathos you pay with the euro (EUR).
An overview of all ATMs on Skiathos can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
The prices on Skiathos are a lot lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -22% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (33% cheaper), food (18% cheaper), imported beer in catering (14% more expensive), cigarettes (36% cheaper) and public transport (50% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

On Skiathos it is customary to tip, even if this is already included in the bill. Good service is about 5-10% tip.

Time difference
On Skiathos it is 1 hour later than in the Netherlands.
Summer time on Skiathos is the same as in the Netherlands.
The local time, date and time zone for Skiathos can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
On Skiathos you have to drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle on Skiathos.
An overview of all ferry connections between the various Greek islands can be found on GTP.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Skiathos.

On Skiathos the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.
More information about electricity on Skiathos can be found on our electricity page (see Greece).

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 112 or 100
– Fire: 112 or 199
– Ambulance: 112 or 166

Tap water
The water from the tap is drinkable, but due to the high chlorine content in many places, we recommend drinking bottled water.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Skiathos can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Greece (Skiathos) can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Websites from Skiathos end
Skiathos official websites: and

The country code (international access code) to call someone on Skiathos is 0030 or +30.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Skiathos? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in the Skiathos Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Skiathos Yellow Pages.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Skiathos.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Skiathos.

Public holidays and school holidays
An overview of all public holidays on Skiathos can be found on
You will find an overview of all school holidays in Greece (Skiathos) in the Eurydice school guide.

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on Skiathos, supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Skiathos?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Skiathos. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and World Heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Skiathos can be found on Protected Planet.
Skiathos is not included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Skiathos? On the IATA website you will find an overview of the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, medicines and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business on or do business with Skiathos, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On you will find a large amount of information about Skiathos, including: opportunities, import and export rules, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations, which you may encounter during your visit to Skiathos.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum allowed blood alcohol level is 0.5 for cars and 0.2 for motorcycles and novice drivers up to 2 years old.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know that…
…Most of the film ‘Mamma Mia’ was shot on Skiathos?
…There is only 1 asphalted main road on Skiathos?
…Skiathos is often visited by celebrities?
…Skiathos is known for its good quality wine?