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Skiaths Town

The largest and only town to be found on Skiathos, Skiathos town is also the main transport hub for the Northern Sporades islands. Skiathos has the only commercial airport (Alexandros Papadiamanti) for the Islands, as well as the being the hub for the main ferry links between them.
Skiathos town itself has evolved encompassing both of the ports, a small peninsular of land called "Bourtzi" separates the new port from the old fishing port, although there is little difference in the two areas now. Most of 'Skiathos old town' expanded upwards from the older fishing port over the years, it is in this area you will find the cobbled narrow streets that conceal some of the more up-market, atmospheric and expensive shops, bars and restaurants on the island.
In the 1970s the airport was built on reclaimed land between Skiathos and the smaller island of Lazareta. Originally a privately operated airstrip, built for the Onassis 'Olympic Airways', it quickly became a viable commercial venture, it now handles upwards of 200,000 passengers a year, generally from the UK and Europe.

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Kastro is one of the 'must see' places on Skiathos, it is not particularly awe inspiring but rather one of those places that you will wish you had visited if you don't.
Kastro is not the easiest place to get to, and a fairly demanding walk, so a visit is more suited to early morning, or late afternoon when the sun is not too high. There are no facilities inside the Kastro and no shelter on the walk across the cliff top or up to the Kastro walls. There is little more shelter inside the walls, although the area around the Church of Nativity of Christ, provides a welcome refuge, with some seating, tree cover and a water fountain.

it is possible to drive and park nearby the Kastro using a 4X4 but the final route across the cliff top is only possible on foot; is not easy. A ferry boat can also take you from Skiathos Town to the bay and it is possible to get a donkey ride to the halfway point up the cliff, however final entry to the Kastro can only be made on foot.

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Surrounded by agricultural land and age-old olive groves, Troulos is situated on the South Coast of Skiathos Island. A relaxed tourist destination, the village is small, spread out, and far enough away from the town center so as to be a little less crowded, even in the peak season. Troulos is the hub of a local farming community, and agriculture still forms a substantial part of the local economy, however this is quickly being replaced by tourism.
Troulos Bay benefits from a wide sandy beach and shallow waters, northerly winds coming down over the hills can be a little chilly.

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