Wednesday, December 13, 2017

SKIATHOS CULTURE

The island has a long history starting from the pre-historic era and continuing to the Classical,      

Byzantine and Venetian period.

The majority of the monuments of the island are Byzantine churches and monasteries.

Among the most popular sights are the Bourtzi Fortress and the Medieval Castle of the Old Town.

Visit the lazy cats at the Evangelistria monastery instead, or the fresco paintings at Kounistra, from where a path winds to the miniature "Hidden St John" monastery.

Visit Papadiamantis's old house in Skiathos Town and watch a film at the open-air cinema.

Apart from the historic attractions, when you are on the island it is worth visiting some of the most beautiful natural sights, such as the wetland of Koukounaries, the Sea caves and Lalaria, the pebbly beach right next to them on the northeast side, as well as the islet Tsougrias.

The picture-postcard scenery of these areas will make you want to stay on Skiathos forever! 

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