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4.5 / 5.0
Cruise Critic Editor Rating

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Port of Skiathos

For people who have been there, done that with Mykonos and Santorini, a stop at the Greek island of Skiathos is a welcome change. The Aegean island, located just 30 miles or so from the mainland, is still touristy; the jet set made it a playground in the 1960s. But once you get to one of the island's many beaches -- there are 60 to 70 along a 25-mile coast -- you'll see why it remains a popular spot for holidays.

Only smaller ships stop in Skiathos, and even then, cruise ships tender to shore. The call is usually billed as a beach day, but if you're avoiding the sun, wander around Skiathos Town for some shopping or get a drink at one of the many tavernas set up near the port. The people-watching is fabulous.

About Skiathos


Pro

Scenes from the Broadway musical-turned-movie "Mamma Mia!" were filmed in this whitewashed village

Con

There isn't much to do aside from going to the beach and walking around town

Bottom Line

Skiathos offers a nice change of pace from larger Greek Islands like Mykonos and Santorini


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Currency & Best Way to Get Money

Currency is the euro. ATMS are readily available on Papadiamanti, a pedestrian-only boulevard in Skiathos Town.

Language

It's Greek, but almost everyone speaks English.