The attractions of the mountainous island of Skiathos (one of the greenest in the Sporades) include a ruined fortress, remains of the 16th-century village of Kastro (allow several hours—the view demands it) and some 17th-century churches (many with frescoes).
Visit at least one of the many enchanting beaches—our favorite, Koukounaries, is bordered by pines. There's also a nudist beach called Banana Beach.
If you're staying overnight, you can sample some of the exciting international nightlife.
This island can be reached by ferry from several mainland points or by air from Athens, which is about 90 mi/145 km away.
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