Part of the Sporades islands, Skiathos is famous for its green landscapes and dozens of golden beaches which have been awarded with eight blue flags. The island is filled with beauty from ageold pine forests, wonderful parks as well as many old monasteries. The period from mid-May to late October is considered the best season for rest. Water sports, sailing and diving enthusiast are well catered for on this island. For the cultural lovers there is the chance to visit the ruins of the medieval fortress Castro which was built in the 14th century as well as the three remaining churches of the island.