Skiathos is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea which, together with Alonnisos, Skopelos and numerous islets, the archipelago is part of the Northern Sporades, which belongs to the prefecture of Magnesia. Continental Greece is located in the west of the island, while the island of Skopelos in at the east. They are part of the municipality of the islets of Tsougria and Tsougriaki, as well as those of Maragos, Arkos, Troulonisi and Aspronisi, all though, very compact. Skiathos is a popular tourist destination, thanks to more than 60 sandy beaches spread to all 44 km of coastline, a port with frequent ferry connections from the city of flight and Thessaloniki, and an airport. From Skiathos, you can navigate to the other islands of the Sporades, Skyros, Skopelos, Alonissos. The Meltemi to the Sporades are much less violent than in the south of Greece. Only in July and August can reach and exceed 6 knots. It is always advisable to sail in sight.