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Skiathos Town

Skiathos Town - GIC The Villa Collection

The only town on the island and a thriving cosmopolitan centre, Skiathos Town can accommodate all tastes.

In ancient times the Persians, Greeks and Macedonians fought battles in the seas around the island. In the 13th century it was the Venetians that controlled Skiathos and in the 18th century when under Ottoman rule, the town - and specifically the Evangelistria Monastery - played a part in the Greek War of Independence. In the 19th century age of sail, the island became an important Aegean ship building centre because of the abundance of pine trees which were almost wiped out as a result.

The town has a population of about 7,000 and is very attractive, with its jumble of red-roofed houses and climbing stone-paved streets. During the day the town can appear somewhat sleepy but in the evenings the waterfront hums with life and one is confronted with a daunting array of restaurants, cafe bars and tavernas. Nightlife could mean a quiet cafe, a lively bar or an up-to-the minute music club.

Fast catamarans link Skiathos Port with Skopelos and Alonissos, water taxis provide transport to a variety of sandy beaches and excursions available include a good selection of boat trips.

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