Skiathos town is the capital of the island and its port, stretches from the beach to the nearby hills and is the primary dwelling place of peasants and most services.
Its port is separated in two parts by the beautiful peninsula of Bourtzi. The city is full of life all summer and offers visitors many choices for meals, entertainment, accommodation and any other necessary business. Walks you can do in the city but there is also the nightlife.
In addition, it is the starting point for most excursions to the island’s beaches as boats begin their routes from the port several times a day.
During the summer are organized many cultural events, the most famous is the one called “Dream on the wave” (the homonymous story of the author Alexandros Papadiamantis) in the month of July to August. On 18 August, is honored the memory of St. Floros on the island of Tsougria.
Other notable cultural events are also held in early September, as the “violin days” in memory of the sinking of the submarine during World War II.