The main town is Skiathos with a population of about 5000 people and the airport are located to the northeast, next to a lagoon. Skiathos Airport serves national flights as well as charter flights from a range of European countries. The modern major road runs along the eastern and southern coast. Narrower roads, reach the interior and the northwest coastline. There is regular bus transit from the main town to the Koukounaries beach in the southwest and other destinations.
The town has a lively nightlife with several bars, nightclubs and good restaurants Despite its small size, Skiathos with its many beaches and wooded landscape is a popular tourist destination. It has over 60, mostly sandy, beaches scattered around the 44 km coastline such as Vromolimno, Banana, Troulos, Koukounaries, Megali Ammos and Mandraki. There are beaches accessible only by boat, one of the them is the famous Lalaria beach, considered among the most beautiful in the world. Skiathos offers many sporting possibilities: mountainbiking, scuba diving, horse riding, water sports and a lot more.
Much of the island is wooded with Aleppo Pine and a small Stone Pine forest at the Koukounaries.