Skiathos Somnia
Skiathos Town, 37002
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Tour in Skiathos

When leaving the town behind, we take the regional street that leads to the south-east side of the island, to Koukounaries. The street extends along the coastal area. The view is splendid. On the left there is the sea, the offshore islands, boats that come and go, ketches that transfer the visitors at the beaches, marine sports that draw splendid shapes on the waves. Hotels and taverns of unique aesthetics, magnificent premises call on the visitors. On the road’s edges, the forestal trees bend and reflect on the waves. At times, they form a wall over the head, thus creating shade during summer. The trees reflect in the waves and you feel as if you gaze at a painting lay over the sea’s surface. When leaving the town of Skiathos, we meet the regions of Mytikas, Vasilias (3 km), bight of Ahladia and Tzaneries. Ahladia beach is about 2,5 kilometers away from the town and can be reached by either a bus or boat. Tzaneries beach is ideal for marine sports and all the guests of the nearby hotels visit it. 6,5 kilometers away from the city, the wonderful Kanapitsa peninsula pops up, with its cottages, restaurants and hotels. The […]

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Skiathos literary Men

Alexandros Papadiamandis “The poet of prose” according Kostis Palamas, is aggregated among the most distinguished Greek writers of modern Greece. He was born in March 4, 1851, in Skiathos, and died there, too. His deep love for his homeland, God and humans is most obvious in his work in general. Hundreds of articles and studies have been written for his work. In 2001, several important events were held in honor of the 90 years from his death, and the 150 years from his birth date. His father, Adamantios Emmanouil was a priest; his mother came from a noble family whose origin was Morias; his cousin Alexandros Moraitidis had the same origin, too. He was first sent to study in Chalkis high school, Piraeus afterwards and when he interrupted his studies, he went to Mount Athos, and finished his studies, in the philosophy faculty of Athens University. He worked as a translator of the English literature mainly and as a journalist. His autobiography is worth reading: “as a child, I used to paint saints, or write lyrics. I also tried to write comedies. In 1868 I attempted to write a novel. In 1874 I enrolled myself in the philosophy faculty of […]

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Skiathos Island

Skiathos island is specially lighted. It bred many intellectuals and made its own history during the Ottoman rule with its boat yards, its hundred and ten sailing ships and its monasteries. A hermitage and base of operations at the same time, Skiathos contributed to the cultural history of modern Greece with Alexandros Papadiamandis, Alexandros Moraitidis and other eminent intellectuals and scientists. Today, Skiathos preserves its authenticity, its picturesque scenery, its character. Verdurous, beautiful, with numerous beaches waits for the visitors to slowly reveal its grace to them. Its residents, naturally creative, have become one with the characteristics of their race. They welcome visitors cordially, with open heart and souls. In this island, old and new elements mix harmoniously. Monasteries and xoklisia (small isolated churches), old, full of history, fortresses and monuments, old mansions, stand next to big or small modern hotels. Spectacular beaches, where the pines reflect into the crystal clear blue sea. Caves and rocks with unique shapes carved by their continuous struggle against the sea for all their life, within the centuries. Traveling along the road on the slope, you admire the sea’s unique colors. You bend a little, so as to avoid the branches of the huge […]

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