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Skiathos Charter Base - Sporades Sailing in Greece

 

 

THE MARINA
The Marina occupies the North end of the Skiathos main port. It is right in front of the main street with cafe, restaurants, bars etc. The ride from the marina to the airport is 5-7 minutes. The ferries and hydrofoil terminal is about 600m away from the marina.

HOW TO REACH OUR SKIATHOS BASE
Skiathos Island can easily be reached by plane or by ferry / hydrofoil. The airport caters to many international charter flights from many cities in Europe (TUI-Thomson flights, LTU/ Air Berlin and other) as well as domestic flights. Domestic flights are run from Athens by Olympic Air and by Aegean Air and cost approximately 90 Euro per person, per way. Flight time from Athens is approx. 50 minutes.
Another way to get to Skiathos is by boat and this is where it gets a bit tricky. There are two ports from where you can take the ferry boat to Skiathos: one is Aghios Konstantinos (Port police station Tel. 22350 31759) and the second one is Volos (Port police station Tel. 24210 38888) both located on Greece's mainland.
The port of Aghios Konstantinos is approximately 180km away and North from
Athens and Volos approx. 320Km or a drive of 4 hours away from Athens. You can get to both ports with public buses that run frequently from Athens main bus station or by taxi. Hydrofoils (fast boats or so-called flying dolphins) & ferries run daily to Skiathos from both ports mentioned above. For further information on ferry schedule and prices, you can visit www.dolphins.gr or www.greekferries.gr. Another way, previewed to make the transportation to Skiathos easier, is to book your tickets to Skiathos through a specific travel agent (Alkyon Travel).  Together with the ferry tickets, they provide a special coach transfer from the center of Athens to Aghios Konstantinos port. The fare for the coach bus can be purchased together with the hydrofoil ticket and the timetable for the coach corresponds to the timetable of the hydrofoils. You can find more information here.

During the summer months, there is also a hydrofoil / fast catamaran connection 3-5 times per week between Thessaloniki in northern Greece and Skiathos Island.
OUR SUGGESTION: A direct charter flight to Skiathos would be the best solution.

Skiathos Charter YachtsMEETING POINT/OFFICE
The EASY SAILING meeting point is directly onto your yacht.

MOORINGS
Easy Sailing berths are on the main stone-dock and at the floating part of the quay. Mooring lines are available in the Marina. Please do not use your anchor.


FACILITIES

Water (the most expensive one in Greece) is available on the quay. Power of 220 V is available from the sockets of the pier. Fuel is delivered on the quay by a car-tanker.
The main street is a 5-minute walk from the dock.
A 24-hour taxi stand is also within the marina.
The local bus terminal of Skiathos with connections to the main town with many villages/beaches of the island is within walking distance.
ATM cash point and many Banks are located near the yacht's pier.
Parking area (unguarded, quite safe) is also located in the marina.

Skiathos Elias BeachSIGHTSEEING IN SKIATHOS
For more information on interesting places beaches and sailing tips, we have gathered in our Easy Sailing web page of Skiathos Island.

PROVISIONING
There are two supermarkets that have almost anything you wish and that can deliver everything directly to your boat. They are found within walking distance of the marina, and one of them is open 7 days a week from 08:00 to 22:00.

RESTAURANTS
There are many tavernas, restaurants, cafes, and bars are located on the sea front, as well as in the inner part of the town. Avoid all "touristy" places with Menu1, Menu2 etc. signs. Above the old harbor, you will find a nice selection of restaurants with a magnificent view. "Anatoli" restaurant at Kalyvia region (5 minutes by taxi) offers original Greek cuisine and keeps a constant of good quality of food and service through the years.

THE WEATHER
The prevailing winds in Skiathos port are N-NE at Force 2-5 and they usually die down in the evening.
For more weather details you may check Easy Sailing web page for the major area of the  Sporades islands info.

HAZARDS
No particular hazards in the marina, but beware of ferries and hydrofoils. When leaving your yacht "alone" make sure the stern will not hit the dock, even in the case bigger waves are unexpectedly created by a big vessel. No sailing yacht (with height over 4 meters) is allowed to anchor inside the landing path or airport cone (zone).