How to travel to Skiathos

'Greece, runway of Skiatos Island' - Skiathos
'Greece, runway of Skiatos Island' fritz16 / Shutterstock

Is Skiathos your dream destination? Then take one of the various chartered flights to the island and get ready to enjoy sandy beaches and crystal clear waters!

Skiathos national airport “Alexandros Papadiamantis” is a small airport located in the north-eastern side of the island, 3 kilometres far from Skiathos town. It receives flights from Athens during the whole year which are quite convenient as they normally take less than an hour. There are also limited connecting flights from Thessaloniki and Chios running year round. More domestic flights are added during the summer, departing from the above mentioned airports and the airport of Kavala as well. The island’s airport is also connected with various cities overseas, with frequently scheduled flights to take you to this beautiful green paradise.

Some of the major cities in Europe which have direct chartered flights to the island are London (Gatwick airport), Birmingham, Manchester and Bristol in the UK, Amsterdam, Rome, Vienna, Belgrade, Oslo, Copenhagen, Gothenburg and many others. However, even though Skiathos is an all-time favoured destination for summer holidays, take into account that airlines constantly change where they’re flying to, therefore this information may be subject to change.

Apart from direct flights, there is always the option of taking different airlines and combining flights, depending on your convenience and available time. There is a variety of airlines flying to Skiathos every year, such as Olympic Air, Aegean Airlines, Transavia, Scandinavian Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines and Thomson Airways among others.

An alternative way to get to the island is flying to Volos airport. The city is very close to the island and they are connected with ferries, running on a scheduled basis, ready to cross the sea and take you to your destination fast and with safety. A lot of low-cost airlines, such as Ryanair and others, fly to Volos in the summer, offering affordable prices.

Check your nearest airport and catch the next flight to Skiathos!