Skiathos, a favorite destination for your wedding
” The gods must have been smiling when they created Skiathos, gifting it with a dazzling multitude of beaches vastly out of proportion with its modest size. The island’s sheltered turquoise waters and abundant stretches of golden sand attract thousands of tourists each year ” as Jonathan Knott ( an english blogger) writes.
Another desription of Skiathos ( visit Greece), says ” Skiathos is the most cosmopolitan island in the Northern Sporades, is truly a paradise on earth, with lush pine forests and crystal-clear azure waters. Despite the rapid growth in tourism here in recent decades, it the island is still picturesque and unspoiled and blessed with more than 60 beautifully clean beaches ”
Bourtzi up to the hill of Skiathos Harbour
Don’t pass up the chance to visit Bourtzi, a small peninsula with lush vegetation where the ruins of a Venetian fortress still stand. The fortress was established in 1207 by the Gizi brothers but it was destroyed in 1660 when Admiral Morozini conquered the island. Today it is one of the most romantic spots on Skiathos, a MUST for weddings, thanks to its densely planted pine trees and stunning views of the archipelago.
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Apart from Bourtzi don’t miss the opportunity to visit the former house and now museum of the famous writer Alexandros Papadiamantis . There is also the Church of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary with its four museums and Kastro (meaning castle), a natural fortress that was used by the inhabitants in the 14th century as a refugee against pirate raids and Evangelistria’s Monastery.
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Whether you want to hide yourself away from the crowds or dance until you drop – and then wake up and do it all over again –, Skiathos is a real treat for visitors . The pedestrianised street by the Old Harbour is the ultimate hotspot for entertainment!
Another reason Skiathos outweighs the other islands of Sporades, is the Island National Airport. As of summer 2011, Skiathos airport is served by Olympic Air flights from both Athens and Thessaloniki, while foreign airlines provide charter flights from a range of airports in European countries such as the United Kingdom, France, Austria, the Netherlands, Italy, Cyprus and Scandinavian countries.
The options for your wedding ceremony and reception are infinite. In Bourtzi, on a yacht, in a private villa, in a luxury hotel and of course to the beautiful beaches. My favourite romantic location for a wedding is a small island opposite of Skiathos harbour …. Tsougria island
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