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Known for its picturesque view, active night life, beautiful sandy beaches, the small island of Skiathos invites thousands of passengers every year.
Skiathos national airport “ Alexandros Papadiamantis”is located 3 km from the city of Skiathos, in the north –eastern side o the island and it is easily accessible. The journey to and from the city takes 10 minutes. It accommodates flights from Athens during the whole year which are quite convenient as they take less than an hour. Additionally, there are limited connecting flights in Thessaloniki , Chios and Kavala running year round. The island's airport is also connected with various cities overseas, with frequently scheduled flights to take you to this gorgeous green heaven.
There are also direct flights from large European capitals , such as London, Birmingham, Manchester and Bristol in the UK, Amsterdam, Rome, Vienna, Oslo, Gothenburg,Copenhagen and many others. Although Skiathos is an all time favored destination for summer vacations ,take into consideration that airlines constantly change where they 're flying to, therefore this information may be subject to change.
Aside from direct flights, there's always the choice of taking different airlines and combinig flights, based on your ease and available time. There is a variety of airlines flying to Skiathos every year, such as Olympic Air, Aegean Airlines, Skyexpress, Transavia, Scandinavian Airlines, Austrian Airlines, and Thomson Airways among many others.

An alternative way to reach the Island is flying into Volos airport. The city is very close to the island and there is connection with ferries, running to a scheduled basis. A lot of low-cost airlines, such as Ryanair and others, fly to Volos in the summer, offering cheap prices.
To get to Skiathos airport to your destination, you can choose from manifold travelling options that include a public bus service which operates on a regular basis from the airport to the town center, taxi which can easily found at the taxi rank situated in front of the terminal building and renting a car.
Certain Skiathos hotels propose a transfer to and from the airport by some private mini buses, thereby increasing accessibility to the airport.

Choose your closest airport and catch the next flight to Skiathos!

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Except for  the Movie Mama Mia, Papadiamantis' novels and the pine woods of the island, Skiathos is also renowned for its lovely beaches with golden and white sand and crystal blue waters, often awarded with blue flags. Nearly all the best beaches are in the south coast of the island, with the most famous, Koukounaries, being at the end of the main road. The northern shores are quite wilder and less sheltered as the ones in the southern area. However, another incredibly beautiful shore of Skiathos, Lalaria, is located north. It's only accessed by ship, but if you visit it, you will feel as you're in heaven.
Due to its proximity to Skiathos town Megali Ammos is a popular choice for every visitor to the island.  Whether you are travelling with your family or you are a group of young people, you will like this beach since it is just a short walk to the facilities of Skiathos town. A variety of shops, restaurants and luxury Skiathos hotels you can find there.
 For the water sports lovers, here you will find the most organized water sports school of the island. There are quite a few water sports schools on several beaches including Koukounaries, Banana, Troulos, Vromolimnos and Agia Paraskevi among others.
 

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Both Agia Paraskevi the village and the beach took their name after the close little church of Agia Paraskevi.The village is placed in the south area, 7 km far from Skiathos town. It is a picturesque village , reminiscent of the Mount Pelion area ,with tall trees and aspens to sit down under their shade and delight in a traditional Greek coffee. Here, you will find a lot of taverns serving Greek menu just close to the sea. It is worth trying seafood and fish when eating at these places. Enjoying delicious dishes along with the sea breeze will surely make you wish to stay on the island forever!

The village has something for everyone. There are literally lots of cafes, bars and clubs scattered throughout the area to keep you entertained at night. A lot of Skiathos hotels you can find there.The beach is one of the largest on the island, with space for everyone. It is organized with crystal- clear water and offers romantic sunset views. From here, you could also rent boats to go on little trips around the island. The shore is usually busy, but there are two isolated smaller beaches nearby.

For walkers, there are walking paths to Kechria through the valley.It's worth coming to Agia Paraskevi in July, Particularly on 26th July. Agia Paraskevi is celebrated and the locals organise a feast, in Greek"panygiri". Such feasts are typical of Greece and every area has unique customs To observe them. A lot of fun, drinking and possibly dancing as well as other Cultural events are involved. Don't miss it!

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Achladies is the most liked among  the beaches on Skiathos.  It is placed in a valley surrounded by scenic view.  The name of the beach means pear trees where you can find o lot of them.  It shapes a sheltered cove and it is fully organized with a lot of facilities, restaurants and bars serving traditional Greek menus close to the seashore.  A variety of Skiathos hotels you can find there. Sunbathing on its golden fine sand is a once in a lifetime experience.
There are also water sports centers which offer many fun games for an enjoyable day at the beach.The village is just a few kilometers from Skiathos Town and it is easily accessed by foot, bus or car and by the sea  taxis- an economic, fast and flexible way to travel to, from and around Skiathos  island. You can take it from the old port of Skiathos.
 

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Ο εορτασμός του Χριστιανικού Ορθόδοξου Πάσχα είναι μια θαυμάσια ευκαιρία για να επισκεφθεί κανείς τη Σκιάθο και να βιώσει τα διαφορετικά έθιμα του τόπου. Η εβδομάδα του Πάσχα φέτος είναι η πρώτη του Απριλίου. Ο καιρός αναμένεται να είναι ευχάριστος, ενώ η φύση θα βρίσκεται στο απόγειο της άνοιξης, καλώντας τους επισκέπτες σε εξορμήσεις πεζοπορίας, ποδηλασίας ή σε μία όμορφη περιπλάνηση στα μοσχοβολιστά, ανθισμένα σοκάκια της χώρας.

Τι το ξεχωριστό προσφέρει η Σκιάθος στον επισκέπτη, που την επιλέγει για τις διακοπές του Πάσχα; Σύμφωνα με το Skiathos Hotels Mystery, προσφέρει τη μοναδική ευκαιρία να βιώσει κανείς την κατάνυξη των άγιων αυτών ημερών, ενώ παράλληλα γίνεται κοινωνός του Αγιορείτικου τυπικού. Η Σκιάθος λοιπόν είναι η μοναδική περιοχή στην Ελλάδα εκτός του Άγιου Όρους, όπου εφαρμόζεται το ίδιο τυπικό στις ακολουθίες των λειτουργιών με τις Ιερές Μονές του Αγίου Όρους. Συγκεκριμένα, τη Μεγάλη Παρασκευή η Ακολουθία του Επιταφίου ξεκινά στη 01: 00 μετά τα μεσάνυχτα, ενώ η περιφορά του αρχίζει στις 04:00 τα ξημερώματα. Η πιο πένθιμη μέρα της Χριστιανοσύνης, βρίσκει τους Σκιαθίτες σιωπηλούς, να συμπάσχουν με τα πάθη του Θεανθρώπου. Δεν στρώνουν τραπέζι στο σπίτι τους και δεν κάνουν χειραψία όταν συναντιούνται με οικείους στο δρόμο.

Οι πιστοί ακολουθούν μες τη νύχτα τον Επιτάφιο σε κατανυκτική ατμόσφαιρα με τα φαναράκια τους, στα στενά σοκάκια της χώρας, το παλιό λιμάνι και τη χερσόνησο του Μπούρτζι. Στις 05:30 επιστρέφει η λιτανεία στο Ναό των Τριών Ιεραρχών. Όλοι θα σταθούν μπροστά στην κλειστή ξύλινη πόρτα του ναού, τα φώτα είναι σβηστά, απόλυτη σιγή απλώνεται στον προαύλιο χώρο και τα γύρω στενά. Οι ψαλμωδίες σταματούν. Οι καμπάνες σιγούν. Όλοι σιωπούν. Είναι η στιγμή που γίνεται η αναπαράσταση της Καθόδου του Ιησού στον Άδη. Ο πρώτος των ιερέων αναφωνεί «Άρατε πύλας». Την ίδια στιγμή, κάποιος μέσα στον ναό, αναπαριστά τον Άδη και προσπαθεί να εμποδίσει την είσοδο, απαντώντας με αυθάδεια προς τον Χριστό, ρωτώντας «Τις εστίν ούτος ο βασιλεύς της Δόξης;»Αυτό συμβαίνει τρεις φορές, ώσπου τελικά ο ιερέας σπρώχνει ορμητικά την πόρτα του ναού και μπαίνει μέσα ως λυτρωτής των αμαρτωλών. Εκείνη τη στιγμή ανάβουν τα φώτα στον ναό και συνεχίζεται η δοξολογία του επιταφίου.

Το ξημέρωμα του Μ.Σαββάτου επιστρέφουν οι πιστοί στα σπίτια τους, για λίγες ώρες μόνο. Σε λίγο οι χαρμόσυνες καμπάνες της Πρώτης Ανάστασης θα τους καλέσουν στην εκκλησία. Ο ιερέας ραίνει τους πιστούς με φύλλα βάγιας, που συμβολίζουν τη νίκη της ζωής επί του θανάτου.

Ακολουθούν οι γιορτινές προετοιμασίες για τον εορτασμό της Ανάστασης και της Κυριακής του Πάσχα. Οι ημερες αυτές χαρακτηρίζονται από οικογενειακό κλίμα αγάπης και χαράς, καθώς και λαχταριστά εδέσματα, που σηματοδοτούν το πέρας της σαρακοστιανής νηστείας. ​