Skiathos port is the town’s most important landmark. This natural harbour has determined the destiny of the town for centuries. Today it is a popular yacht and sailing boat haven that adds a cosmopolitan flair to the island. The picturesque harbour surrounded by four small islets is a sight not to be forgotten. The Peninsula Bourtzi divides it into the small/southern and the large/northern port. The rocky islet is connected to the coast by an embankment on which there is a conspicuous building with a monument in front of it. Muddy bottom with weed, very good holding.
When approaching the port following are discernible: the town buildings around the port amongst which are a tall building and a church with a conspicuous bell-tower W of the southern port and Daska-lonisi immediately S of the breakwater.
Bows-to /stern-to the N quay of the N/new port. Alternatively, bows-to/stern-to the pier of the S port if space is available since this is used by tour boats. It is also possible to anchor outside the port or in various places in Skiathos bay. Anchorage is forbidden in part of the NE inlet of the bay.
The N/new port affords shelter in all-around winds. The SE+S winds cause annoying swell. The S/old port is affected by SE+S winds. Wave height reaches, on estimation, up to 0.50m and 3.5m in the N port and bay respectively in SE-SW/8Bf winds.
Prevailing N-E winds (strong meltemi). Local forecasting signs: cloud towards the crest of Dirfis on Evia with a clear horizon on this side forebodes S winds. In S or N winds sea level rises or falls by 0.60m respectively. Neighbouring refuges: Siferi, Achladia and Tzaneria coves on the W coasts of the Skiathos bay in SW-N winds.
Port Authority contact details
Tel. +30 2427022017
Fax. +30 2427023720
VHF Concact Channels 07-12
- Basic town facilities – Forest Ranger
- 2 fire fighting vehicles – water at the quay-repairs: 4 boatyards and 5 machine shops
- 3 diving machines
- 3 divers
- 6 free divers
- Yacht supplies-Health Center
- Private Clinics
Daily flights connect the island of Skiathos with Athens and with other big cities. The flight from the airport of Athens, Eleftherios Venizelos lasts 35 minutes. Also in the summertime, the access to Skiathos is easy through flights with charters. Skiathos is accessible through many European countries. You can download here the flight timetable of Skiathos airport during the summer. Flights are subject to change. Please contact with the travel company before booking your flight. Skiathos Airport is 2.5 km away from the harbour of Skiathos.
By ship or dolphin
From Athens, you have to get to Agios Konstantinos port or Volos where ferries, hydrofoils and catamaran gets to Skiathos Island with frequent routes. Occasionally, there are routes from Thessaloniki too. Moreover, from north Evia island (Pefki) there is a route too. Check the travel routes at: Hellenic Seaways
Useful distances info
- From Athens to Ag. Konstantinos: ~180 kilometers, ~2 hours
- From Athens to Volos: ~360 kilometers, ~31/2 hours
- From Ag. Konstantinos or Volos to Skiathos: (~21/2 hours) with ferry & (~11/2 hours) with hydrofoil/catamaran
- From Athens to Skiathos: by airplane (~ 50 minutes)