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Getting to Skiathos, Trail Journeys & More

Travel to Skiathos

Travel to Skiathos

Information for travel by air and sea to Skiathos.

Accommodations

Accommodations

Where to stay and hotels with discount rates.

Trail Journeys

Trail Journeys

Pre-Conference trips to explore the trails of Greece!

Health Updates

Health Updates

Discover Greece’s info for travellers (external link).

Top 5 Ways To Get To Know Skiathos, Greece

Top 5 Ways To Get To Know Skiathos, Greece

These travel highlights will provide you with a quick orientation to the many activities and destinations of our conference location!

Visa Information to Travel to Greece

Visa Information

Review this list from the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs to determine if you require a visa to enter Greece. If you require a letter of confirmation from the Skiathos Municipality for your visa, please email us and complete this form to get your letter.

Travel to Skiathos

How to get to Skiathos

Please explore the resources we have gathered for you below. If you have any questions or need assistance, please email us.

From Around the World
It is easiest is to fly directly into Athens and from there take either a flight to Skiathos or a combination of bus and ferry. 

There are a number of European cities that fly directly to Skiathos Airport – airlines include: Austrian, Condor Flugdienst, Niki Airlines, Smart Wings, Monarch, Tarom Romanian Air, Transavia, Alitalia, Germania, Neos, Norwegian, Thomas Cook, Cyprus Airways, Blue Air, Olympic, Finnair, Thomsonfly, Aegean Airlines and SAS Scandinavian.

From Athens to Skiathos you can choose either car, bus and ferry or a short flight. See these options for some ideas of costs and travel time.
By plane – 40’ flight duration:
Aegean Air
Sky Express

By ferry boat – about 3h30’ duration:
Sea Jets

By boat – about 2h duration:
Anes

By boat  – about 2h30’ duration:
Sea Jets
Anes
Hellenic Sea Ways 

By flying dolphin – about 1h45’ duration:
Hellenic Sea Ways

For more information about the boats/ferries/dolphins as well as the buses that reach Volos and Mantoudi please contact us here via email, or call us on +30 24270 22209.

Hotels Offering Special Conference Rates on Skiathos

Skiathos is renowned for its hospitality, there are many places to stay that will meet both your budget and taste. Please consider supporting the hotels listed below who have offered special rates for conference attendees. If you wish to share apartments with other attendees, please email us and we will create an accommodation networking channel.

We’ve created a map of the conference location and hotels with discounts below our Rate Table.

Note: for those looking to arrange shared accommodation, we have a private Facebook Group for confirmed attendees where you can post shared accommodation requests.

 

Hotels Offering Special Conference Rates on Skiathos

Skiathos is renowned for its hospitality, there are many places to stay that will meet both your budget and taste. Please consider supporting the hotels listed below who have offered special rates for conference attendees. If you wish to share apartments with other attendees, please email us and we will create an accommodation networking channel.

We’ve created a map of the conference location and hotels with discounts below our Rate Table.

Note: for those looking to arrange shared accommodation, we have a private Facebook Group for confirmed attendees where you can post shared accommodation requests.

 

Map of Hotels with Discounts

Pre-Conference Trail Journeys

There is no better way to learn about trails and engage with trail experts, than on a trail.

 

These journeys have been designed specifically to unlock deep networking, powerful insights and memorable experiences in small groups.

There are a diverse choice of trails with slightly different themes on offer in different regions of Greece.

Choose from the options below and make the most of your trip to Greece by exploring its beautiful trails. These journeys are lead by members of the World Trails Network Task Teams and each journey will explore specific themes.

 

JOIN A TRAIL JOURNEY WHEN YOU REGISTER

1. CYCLADES ISLANDS TRAIL JOURNEY
18-24 September 2022
An exciting journey through the Cyclades Islands exploring their many trails and the classic Greek Island scenery. This journey takes place on Sifnos Island.

Website: www.sifnostrails.com

Length: approx. 65 km

Difficulty: Medium (3/5)

Itinerary
18 September:  Arrival at Kamares port. Hike until Pano Petali. Stay at Pano Petali.

19 September:  Hike from Pano Petali to Panagia Toso Nero church. Overnight at Panagia Toso Nero church*. No electricity there nor water. Possibility to walk down the hill to the beach where there is a spring.

20 September:  Hike from Panagia Toso Nero hike to the peak of Sifnos, Profitis Ilias, and then down to Vathi. Overnight at Vathi.

21 September:  Hike from Vathy to Fykiada bay, and then to Platis Gyalos. From Platys Gialos, hike to Panagia Chrysopigi church and then to Faros. Overnight at Faros.

22 September:  Hike from Faros to Kastro, from Kastro to Panagia Poulati church, and from there to Artemonas. Overnight at Artemonas.

23 September:  Hike from Artemonas to Agios Sostis Mines and back. Overnight at Artemonas.

24 September:  Hike from Artemonas to Kamares to take the boat back to Athens.

 

2. CRETE ADVENTURE TRAIL JOURNEY
19-24 September 2022
An adventure through Crete on the Islands best trails around Sfakia.

Difficulty: Hard (4/5)

Itinerary
19 September: Arrival at Chania and bus to Imbros village. Walk from Imbros to Sfakia through Imbros Gorge (ticket required).

20 September: Walk from Sfakia to Loutro. Overnight at Loutro. (possibility to walk from Loutro to Foinikas bay and back).

21 September: Walk from Loutro to Anopoli and then to Aradaina. Overnight at Aradaina or Anopoli.

22 September: Walk from Anopoli (or Aradaina) to Agios Ioannis. Overnight at Agios Ioannis.

23 September: Walk from Agios Ioannis to Agia Roumeli. Overnight at Agia Roumeli and exploration of the Samaria Gorge.

24 September: Boat from Agia Roumeli to Sfakia and back to Chania.

Accommodation at Agios Ioannis might be tricky as there is only one very small hotel. Necessary arrangements must be made with the owner Mr. Antonis Georgedakis (tel. +30 693 879 2695).

3. PATHS OF PEACE TRAIL JOURNEY
21-24 September 2022

This multi-day hiking trail and a cycling route is located in the area of Florina, Western Macedonia, Greece. The trail is divided into 4 hiking days, and it starts and ends at Lehovo village. It crosses the most important natural and cultural places of the area: the settlements of Lehovo, Asprogeia, Nymfaio, Agrapidies, Sklithro and Limnochori, the Wolf sactuary, the lakes Zazari and Cheimaditida, as well as dense forests.
Full itinerary, with costs and options will be posted soon.

4. EXPLORING SKIATHOS TRAIL JOURNEY
22-24 September 2022

This 3 day itinerary has optional hiking, trail running and cycling as a mix. It is for those attendees who wish to only explore Skiathos and its trails. This walk will take you past the best trails of Skiathos sleeping over in different places each night. Many of these trails will also be covered in the optional trail excursions on the last 2 days of the conference. This journey is free, attendees only pay for their own meals and accommodation and any equipment rental. Full itinerary and accommodation options will be posted soon.

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