Skiathos has it all: renowned archaeological sites, a large coastline to explore, great marinas, picturesque islands nearby, sea & lovely beaches.
Read our detailed Skiathos Yacht Charter Guide & discover the Aegean sea. Rent a Yacht from Skiathos
📍 FYLY Skiathos yacht charter base is located in: Skiathos Port, Skiathos, 37002, Greece.
⚓ Skiathos Marina, Skiathos Berthing – N 39° 09′ 48.59″ – E 023° 29′ 31.20″
🧭 In general, during the summer months the meltemi is weaker in the Sporades region. Approaches to the island are straight forward, no dangers. An exception to this is the approach to the Harbor of Skiathos.
Warning: The approach the Harbor of Skiathos, especially at night, can be tricky because of the confusion caused by the flashing red lights at Dhaskalo islet and at the end of the ferryboat mole. Skiathos Harbor provides excellent shelter.
There are several anchoring possibilities: Anchor in the old harbor, which is the most sheltered. This is frequently impossible because of the large number of day-trip boats. Also it can be noisy here at night. If you do, come stern-to after dropping the anchor in 4-5 m. The bottom is sand with good holding. Dock stern-to the concrete quay of the new harbor (N of the old harbor). There is room for 20 boats here stern to between charter boats to the north and south. The bottom is sand with good holding. You will need to drop your anchor at least 35 meters off the quay to avoid a mooring chain. The newer pontoon or floating dock has essentially been taken over by charter companies. It is unlikely you will find a berth here during weekends (Thursday through Saturday nights) but there is a better chance on other nights. It is worth checking with the charter staff who are frequently on the pontoon. There is an area off the eastern end of the pontoon and south of the pontoon where a dozen boats can anchor without encroaching on the permanent moorings (to the north), the airport flight path (to the east) or the ferries’ manouvering space in the new harbour (to the south). The ferry docks after mid day and may chase away boats too close to their space. Sand, 5 to 7m, good holding. Anchor off on the eastern side of the bay. Good holding.
Warning: Avoid the restricted area along the flight path to the airport. The Coast Guard are likely to ask boats to move if they anchor too far east of the floating pontoon, inside the flight path area and the ferries’ manouvering area.
⏰ Business hours
Daily 09:00 AM – 17:00 PM
Saturdays all day
🕔 Embarkation time 17:00 PM
🕡 Disembarkation time: Clients must arrive back at base the day before the end of their charter, latest at 18:00 PM for check out procedures (technical check, refuel, diver’s check, etc). They have free overnight & they can disembark the yacht the next day at 09:00 AM
🗺️ How to get to FYLY charter base in Skiathos Marina marina in Skiathos:
✈️ Airport: Skiathos Airport is located 2,5 km from Skiathos harbor.
🚌 Local Bus: The bus covers a distance of 14 km. It starts from the harbour and its final destination is Koukounaries.
🚕 Taxi: You can find easily taxis at Skiathos Airport. The drive costs approx. € 10 per taxi.
🚢 Ferry: Ferries and hydrofoils are arriving from Agios Konstantinos or Volos.
🛒 Provisioning: There are several super markets around Skiathos Port. Your provisions cannot be organized by the FYLY Yachting team specifically for Skiathos Port.
🚇 Transfer facilities: FYLY Yachting could arrange a transfer for you by minibus or by taxi (upon request).
There is no need though to pre-arrange transfer because of the short distances. The marina of Skiathos is next to the harbour in walking distance. The airport is only five minutes with a car. You can find a taxi in the airport upon your arrival.
🛂 Port authorities: Our base manager will arrange everything with Port Authorities. The only thing we require from the skipper of the charter is to have with him his original sailing license and to send a copy of it two weeks prior to his charter. Find out how to become a skipper by learning about the available sailing qualifications.
🌦️ Weather forecast: You should always try to get a weather forecast before sailing away, especially if going more than several miles from shore, as it is difficult to tell at a glance what winds will appear, due to large landmasses, mountains and other geographical features. You can use your radio, Navtex or contact the Port Police. A forecast in Greek and English is given for all Greek waters at 06:00, 10:00, 16:00, 22:00 (GMT+2). Gale warnings are given at the beginning of the broadcast and a special security warning on Ch 16 gives all the VHF frequencies for different areas. VHF channel 16 broadcasts Gale Warnings as well as regular forecasts, upon vessel request. OLYMPIA RADIO broadcasts pre-recorded Weather and Sea bulletins in Greek and English.
🛌🏻 Hotels: There is a variety of hotels in Skiathos.
🍽️ Restaurants: There is a variety of restaurants in Skiathos.
🍹 Bars: There is a variety of bars in Skiathos.
☕ Coffeeshops: There is a variety of coffee shops in Skiathos.
📝 Sailing license: The law in Greece requires that the captain must possess a valid sailing license. The Co-Skipper – if no sailing license is available – must fill out a declaration stating they have the knowledge to sail (please see the relevant Declaration Document). A VHF license is not required to charter a yacht in Greece.
🌐 Skiathos Marina website
Skiathos Marina is a famous harbour located in the city with the same name on the shores of the Aegean Sea. This unique marina is situated on the Island of Skiathos making it the perfect vacation destination. If you enjoy long walks on sandy beaches and cobalt blue waters, this is the place to visit. The city is packed with attractions, the most famous being Lalaria Beach, Bourtzi Beach and Agia Eleni Beach. Are you searching for accommodations? Then here is a list of the top rated establishments in the area: Poseidon Villas, Pension Nikolas and Anthena Studios. Experience the extraordinary flavours of the traditional Greek cuisine by tasting the famous Souvlaki or Gyros in one of the finest restaurants in the area: Lo&La, Marmita, Agnadio and The Final Step which is the winner of the 2014 Traveller’s Choice Award. Enjoy a relaxing holiday in this superb marina. Make Skiathos your holiday destination and experience excellent weather, sandy beaches, mild breeze and cobalt blue waters.
🛍️ Marina Facilities:
Residual water collection
Service Station for ships
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See & Do
📜 Skiathos Brief History & Info
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