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Reasons why the island of Skiathos is one of the top destinations to travel

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The island of Skiathos, which is located in the Northern Sporades Group, in Greece's Aegean Sea, is famously preferred by many tourists who either come from all around the world, or even from Greece.

Below, there are some reasons why the island is highly recommended!

One of the main reasons, Skiathos is famous for, are the beaches it has. Well-known for its crystal waters, Lalaria Beach is often chosen by the visitors of the island because the access to this place is only by boat, making it an interesting experience to gain.

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''Lalaria Beach'', Skiathos Greece

Another popular beach, that's preferred, is called ''Koukounaries'' Beach and that's because it is surrounded by stone pines, making the landscape closer to nature.

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''Koukounaries Beach'', Skiathos Greece

Another interesting reason why Skiathos is so popular, are the old Christian churches and monasteries which are located on the island. Some examples of these are, the Holy of Monastery of Evangelistria, the Church of Panagia Limnia and the Byzantine Church of Christ. Many Christians from all around the world, choose to visit those churches, and many more that are in the island, and admire them for their mysterious religious past.

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''Holy of Monastery of Evangelistria'', Skiathos Greece

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''Church of Panagia Limnia'', Skiathos Greece

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''Byzantine Church of Christ'', Skiathos Greece

One intriguing fact for the Skiathos Island, is the large number of tourists, or else planespotters, that the airport, the Skiathos Alexandros Papadiamantis Airport, attracts. And that is because the terrain of the airport's runway is short and close to the road network, making it easy for the public to legally take photographs or videos and in general, gain the experience of takeoffs but also landing approaches at a very close distance.


Skiathos' Airport

As mentioned before, the name of the Skiathos' airport is dedicated to Alexandros Papadiamantis, one of the biggest authors of the Greek Literature who was born, raised and lived till his death, in this island. His house, now turned into a museum, is located in the center of the island, attracting many tourists that are into history and literature. An interesting fact is, that the belongings of the author and his family are still inside of it.

Papadiamantis House

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Alexandros Papadiamantis' house, Skiathos Greece

In Bourtzi Peninsula, there is a lush hill, that divides in two places the port of Skiathos, in which back in time there was a Venetian Castle. Nowadays, there is nothing left but traces of the walls. Those who are interested in history, as also mentioned above about Alexandros Papadiamantis' house, they can plan a visit to the Bourtzi Peninsula and learn more about the history of it.

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Bourtzi Peninsula, Skiathos Greece

In conclusion, those were some, of the many, reasons that the island attracts so many visitors each year, who want to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Greece!