Skiathos is famous for its many churches and monasteries. Nowadays, only two monasteries have survived.
On our way from the northern part of the island to the eastern part, we will pass the Monastery of Kounistra. This small monastery is very important for the locals. A walk is being held from Skiathos town to the monastery every year and almost all people who live in Skiathos participate in order to honour Virgin Mary.
The second is the famous “birthplace” of the Greek flag, The Monastery of Evangelistria which is the second stop of our journey. In the newly renovated monastery you can see a functioning distillery that produces wine and “tsipouro” (in limited quantities) that are not available anywhere else in the world. Also, a museum with a number of historical items relevant to the island’s past and the Greek revolution.
- Sunscreen (or a hat)
- Dress code (skirts for ladies, trousers for men, shoulders covered)