There is a capital city in every Greek island that is named “Chora”. As soon as you approach Skiathos island, you are taken by its capital’s beauty. Skiathos chora is spread from the old port and the Bourtzi islet up to the hills. The atmosphere is romantic, picturesque as a card postal. The green surrounding nature adds an extra character to this unique island. Skiathos combines it all, the beautiful seas, the green nature, the magnificent chora and the wild nature, as well.
Skiathos capital, the Chora is the centre of the island. Everything happens here. There are plenty of bars, restaurants and clubs for every taste and age. All cultural events, like theater shows, movies, and music concerts take place at Skiathos town. A wide variety of shops covering fashion, art, jewelry are available here. Moreover, all necessary facilities and services for tourists can be found in the town, like car and boat rentals, ticket offices, tourist information centre, luxury Skiathos hotels, the post office, the police station and the healthcare centre.
The Town has about 5000 habitants, but this number reflects only the permanent residents. The true population during the summer season, meaning from April to October of each year is 10 to 15 times more! One can imagine what the challenges could be to serve this high population. The fact is that Skiathians are very well prepared to accept and serve the incoming touristic wave. They work throughout the year, so as to accomplish a high standard of service delivered to their guests.
Walking around the alleys of Skiathos Chora is the best way to spend your evening. One can admire the characteristic architecture of houses and find beautiful places to shop or have a drink or a meal. Moreover, there is always the choice of visiting a museum or an art gallery.