There’s something magical around every corner. Imagine the wonders that Skiathos car rental can unlock...
Situated in the Aegean Sea off the east coast of Greece, Skiathos attracts a very cosmopolitan crowd of well-to-do holidaymakers due to its fine restaurants and accommodation. There is a sophisticated nightlife and charming boutiques, as well as an authentic Greek feel in its traditional villages and cobbled backstreets.
After flying into Skiathos Airport (JSI) you can arrange car hire in Skiathos in order to get to more than 60 beaches and coves. The tourist season is generally May to October and highlights include snorkelling and diving to see wrecks in the clear, warm waters for the more active. History enthusiasts may want to visit the monasteries of Evangelistra and Kounistras or the old Venetian citadel of Bourtzi, a small fortress designed to guard against pirates.
The ruins of the former capital, Kastro, are located on a steep cliff in the north of the island and are open to visitors keen to learn about Skiathos's place in Greek history. The Alexandros museum commemorates the life and work of Alexandros Papadiamantis, an important Greek author of the last century. More modern history was made in 2007, when the cast and crew of the movie Mamma Mia! filmed scenes in Skiathos town's harbour, casting many locals as extras.
In Skiathos, car hire is available from the airport. Pre-booking your Skiathos car rental is essential if you want to make sure you get the best deal. Use our search tool and TravelSupermarket will compare many deals on car hire for you.
You’ll be glad you chose car hire in Skiathos when you discover the sheer beauty of this Aegean delight...
Many visitors like to cling to the attractions of Skiathos town, where nightlife and culture are a short stroll from one another. But there are hidden treasures to be found across this charming land. Whether you’re searching for a beach to call your own, or a bit of ancient history to whet your appetite for knowledge, you can make the most of car rental. Skiathos deserves it.
While Skiathos town is the bustling centre of island life, the main beaches of Megali Amos and Vasilias offer fine white sand and clear shallow waters with plenty of sun beds and umbrellas for hire. Koukounaries is reputed to be the finest beach in the Aegean and is lined with shady pine and fig trees. Achladies and Troulos are also popular beaches with plenty of tavernas, while Kanapitsa, Kolios and Aghia Paraskevi, also known as Platanias, are quieter.
Lalaria beach on the north coast is somewhat special, being formed of grey pebbles and surrounded by large, grey rocks and inaccessible by land. Excursions to Lalaria and the old capital of Kastro depart daily.
The island is not large but Skiathos car hire will allow you to venture off the beaten track to some of the most beautiful and quieter coves and inlets and scented pine woodlands. Explore further afield to the nearby islands of Skopelos, another location for Mamma Mia! and a haven for wildlife, or Alonissos, the third island of the northern Sporades, both accessible by boat.