Skiathos Town is the largest settlement on the island and sits facing east into the bay of Limenas Skiathou (Skiathos Lake). The old part of town has a mix of whitewashed houses and cobbled streets and the remains of the 13th century fort can still be seen. The bustling waterfront is lined with bars, restaurants and tavernas which have stunning views across the bay. Open air concerts are sometimes held during the summer. Skiathos is a busy place with all the usual tourist facilities and shops but not a place to stay for long unless you want serious nightlife and partying.
The harbour is split in two by a wooded peninsula.
Moor: the harbour itself is usually full of charter and trip boats so difficult to find a space.
Anchor: in the bay but you must keep clear of the approach line to the airport.
Ashore: provisions, banks and all sorts of other shops which are a treat to just wander around.