Skiathos (Greek: Σκιάθος) is the westernmost of the Northern Sporades islands. The mainland of Greece lies to its west, while the island of Skopelos lies to its east. Skíathos is also the name of the municipality that includes Skiathos Island, the islands of Tsougria and Tsougriaki, and the islets of Maragos, Arkos, Troulonisi and Aspronisi.
The island of Skiathos is a popular tourist destination. It is the most well-organised of the Sporades Islands, with its own airport and all the necessary tourist facilities, as well as a cosmopolitan nightlife and over 60, chiefly sandy, beaches.
Koukounaries is one of Greece's most famous beaches - a long sandy beach in beautiful surroundings, with beach bars and water sports; Agia Paraskevi is a perfect beach for the family; and Lalaria is a white pebble beach only accessible by boat. The north side can get quite rough, so the beaches there are less suitable for children.
The main settlement on the island is Skiathos town, which is also the main port. It has a chic atmosphere, with designer boutiques, countless moored yachts and plenty of restaurants and trendy bars. In contrast, Skiathos also has some enchanting villages that are untouched by modern life.