The largest island of the northern Sporades, Skopelos lays just east of mainland Greece, northeast of the Euboea island. Bathed by the waters of the western Aegean sea, the island was called Peparethus in ancient times and it is said to have been created by one of Dionysus’ sons, Staphylos, which is Greek for grape.
If you're into sunbathing on breathtaking beaches then you've come to the right place, Skiathos has some of the best and most secluded stretches of sand a sailing enthusiast can wish for when visiting Greece. And since the night life isn't too shaby here either, Skiathos could be considered a good alternative for a young and intrepid sailing enthusiast.
The name doesn’t ring any bells with many sailing enthusiasts, still this small town just 8km from Corfu town on the yacht charter Greece island with the same name can be considered an undiscovered gem thanks to its potential, it’s accessibility and the fine weather.