It is the smallest of the inhabited Sporades with 5000 people living permanently in Skiathos. The biggest percentage is staying on the southern coast of Skiathos. The landscape is the reason for that.
On your Skiathos holidays you will see that the biggest part of the island is covered by pine forests. It is maybe one of the greenest Mediterranean islands. Two are the main towns in Skiathos. Koukounaries and Skiathos town, public buses run frequently with many stops on the way to other villages too.
The best luxury hotels in Skiathos are in the south part of the island. It is not hard to find accommodation here since it is the most popular north island in the Aegean there is big hotel reconstruction in the past 15 years.
There is also a large range of hotel types you can choose from. Starting from affordable to very expensive luxurious hotels. The best solution for the visitors is to find hotels near the beach but close to the two popular towns in case you do not wish to rent a vehicle your other option is to catch a bus!