Despite its diminutive size, Skiathos has been blessed with an abundance of riches. More than 50 beaches and sandy coves line its shores, lapped by an sapphire-coloured sea. It's a similar story inland, where undulating hills of lush greenery make Skiathos one of the most scenic and verdant of the Greek islands. This sublime scenery is supported by Skiathos' most notable attractions and landmarks, which all tell stories of a rich and fascinating past that dates back to the pre-historic era. Venetian, Byzantine, and Ottoman influences are evident around every corner, from the Bourtzi Fortress to the Medieval Castle of the Old Town. Skiathos' inherent natural traits also open the door to numerous activities: go scuba diving where you are in with a chance of seeing hundreds of different marine species, including dolphins and swordfish, or enjoy a hike over the well-defined walking trails. Alternatively, stay within the confines of your five-star hotel or luxury resort and embrace the island's leisurely lifestyle.