The coastline is indented with up to 65 sandy beaches all surrounded by green forest, inlets, capes and peninsulas.Most of the beaches are accessible by car and others by boat. The beaches on the south of the island are the most popular – offering sea-sports, comfortable sun-beds and umbrellas, snack-bars and other facilities. Skiathos is a small Greek island in the northwest Aegean Sea.Some say that the island was named after Dionysus, the Greek god of wine and festivity. For the lovers of sea-sports there are scuba-diving schools, ski schools, etc with instructors. The sea around Skiathos is clean and safe – ideal for swimming and snorkelling in the crystal clear water. Although Skiathos is small there are plenty of things to see and do. The town is still picturesque and has managed to retain it’s traditional charm with it’s narrow alleyways, typical white buildings and cobbled streets. You can visit the house of the famous writer, Alexandros Papadiamanti, who was born and brought-up on the island.