Skiathos Harbor provides excellent shelter. There are several anchoring possibilities. Anchor in the old harbor, which is the most sheltered. This is frequently impossible because of the large number of day-trip boats. Dock stern-to the concrete quay of the new harbor (N of the old harbor). The bottom is sand with good holding.
The newer pontoon or floating dock has essentially been taken over by charter companies. It is unlikely you will find a berth here during weekends (Thursday through Saturday nights) but there is a better chance on other nights.
There is a small area off the eastern end of the pontoon where a few boats can anchor without encroaching on the permanent moorings (to the north), the airport flight path (to the east) or the ferries` maneuvering space in the new harbor (to the south). Anchor off on the eastern side of the bay. Good holding.
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Edition: March 2010
For the first time the island’s entire coastline is mapped with a specially equipped and staffed cartographic vessel.
The beach of Xanemos, a beach with large pebbles, is situated some 3,5 kilometers northeastern to the town of Skiathos, within a cove, at the eastern coast of the island. It owes its name to the fact that it is totally open to the strong northern winds blowing in the area with very cold waters.
Isolated rocky beach with very few sand just below the famous medieval castle, from where it took its name, located about 13 km north of the town of Skiathos, on the north coast of the island, inside an opening of the northeast cove. At the top of the beach there is a café, a restaurant and a tavern.
Beautiful sandy beach located 8 km southwest of the city of Skiathos on the south coast of the island roughly 3 kilometers west of Platanias, on the way to Koukounaries in front of the homonymous tourist resort settlement. Due to its location, the beach is sheltered from north winds.
Being the first diving school operating on Skiathos since 1990, we can guarantee the best dives around the island. Due to the new diving law in Greece there are no restrictions in regard to the dive sites anymore, so diving is possible everywhere.