Must see attractions on the Island of Skiathos

The Old Port of Skiathos

The Old Port of Skiathos ©Steinar Johnsen/Flick

Visiting the Old Port of the Island of Skiathos is a unique experience. It is very large and can accommodate many ships, and small boats as well. If you spend time in Skiathos, you should surely visit the Old Port. It has played and still plays a very important role for the economy of the surroundings. In the past many merchants used this way of trasport, now tourists are those who want to take a trip with a ship or a boat.

On the Island of Skiathos you will find the Memorial House of Alexandros Papadiamandis. This building tells the whole story of the writer beginning from his childhood.

 

The Old Port of Skiathos

There are many boats in the Old Port of Skiathos. In principle, they are quite colorful and varied, have different types and different sizes. There are very well organized tours for those curious, so it is not hard to pick one of them. The view is absolutely impressive, as in the surrounding are many mountains full of forest, so you will feel like in a fort on the water. The price for a trip on the water is not very high, you can find one for any pocket, so do not worry.

The beautiful Port of Skiathos

The beautiful Port of Skiathos ©ioarvanit/Flick

Do not forget your camera when you visit this tourist attraction in Skiathos, even if it is only a port, you can get many great pictures here. If you want, you can also get portcards with the photo of the Old Port for the loved ones who could not come with you.

The Memorial House of Alexandros Papadiamandis in Skiathos

Alexandros Papadiamandis was born on March 4, 1851 in the small and beautiful Greek island of Skiathos and lived with his parents and with his few brothers. The writer is a source of pride for locals, but also for the entire country.

The Memorial House of Alexandros Papadiamandis in Skiathos

The Memorial House of Alexandros Papadiamandis in Skiathos ©dtsomp

In the Memorial House of Alexandros Papadiamandis in Skiathos you will find books, personal objects, drawings, paintings, and manuscripts. After the death of the writer, the city decided that the memory of Papadiamandis must remain alive, so they opened the doors of the memorial house.

In recent years, this tourist attraction in Skiathos began to be very popular, because more and more people taste the lines of Papadiamandis. The Memorial House is opened all year, except during the declared national holidays, so you really need to see it when you visit the beautiful Greek island of Skiathos.

The Old Port of Skiathos

The Old Port of Skiathos ©Steinar Johnsen/Flick

 

 

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