Skiathos is a small island in the Aegean Sea belonging to Greece lies west in the Sporades islands, with Skopelos, Alonissos and Skyros to the East and Magnisia, Volos and Pelion to the West. It is derived from the Greek word ski, which means shade, and the name of the sacred mountain Athos, which towers 140Km to the northeast of Skiathos. The island in the shade of Athos.
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It is mostly covered with pines, but walnut and plane trees can also be found. Also olive trees and vines are cultivated. It consists of successions of coves and bays that feature more than 60 beaches which offer some of the best swimming in Greece. There are several smaller islets around the island.