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Skiathos, Thessaly, Greece

How much does it cost to travel to Skiathos?

You should plan to spend around $385 (€358) per day on your vacation in Skiathos. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $80 (€74) on meals
  • $124 (€115) on local transportation
  • $462 (€429) on hotels

A one week trip to Skiathos for two people costs, on average, $5,384 (€5,007). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Skiathos cost?

A one week trip to Skiathos usually costs around $2,692 (€2,504) for one person and $5,384 (€5,007) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Skiathos on average costs around $5,384 (€5,007) for one person and $10,769 (€10,015) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Skiathos will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Skiathos on average costs around $11,538 (€10,730) for one person and $23,076 (€21,460) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Skiathos has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Skiathos expensive to visit?

Skiathos is a somewhat more expensive place to visit. Located in Greece, which is a moderately priced country, visitors will need to plan for the extra expenses of this destination. It is in the top 10% of cities in the country for its overall travel expenses. When visiting, expect to pay somewhat higher prices for accommodation, food, and activities.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Skiathos is a somewhat more expensive destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in Europe for its travel costs. While some cities in the region are more expensive, Skiathos is generally more expensive than most.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Skiathos Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Skiathos?

The average Skiathos trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Skiathos travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 429 ($462)
Local Transportation 1 115 ($124)
Food 2 74 ($80)
Entertainment 1 45 ($48)
Alcohol 2 12 - 35 ($13 - 38)
Accommodation Budget in Skiathos
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Skiathos is $231 (€215). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Skiathos is $462 (€429). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Skiathos

Looking for a hotel in Skiathos? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Skiathos based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $82. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Skiathos
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Skiathos is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $124 (€115) per person, per day, on local transportation in Skiathos.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Skiathos
How much does it cost to go to Skiathos? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in Skiathos
The price of renting a car in Skiathos will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Skiathos
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Skiathos can vary, the average cost of food in Skiathos is $80 (€74) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Skiathos should cost around $32 (€30) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Skiathos is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Skiathos
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Skiathos typically cost an average of $48 (€45) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Skiathos
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $25 (€23) on alcoholic beverages in Skiathos per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Last Updated: May 14, 2024
Skiathos on a Budget
Nestled in the azure waters of the Aegean Sea, Skiathos is a small but captivating island that packs a big punch when it comes to natural beauty, pristine beaches, and vibrant nightlife. As part of the Sporades archipelago, this verdant paradise offers a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure for all types of travelers. While Skiathos can be pricier than some other Greek islands due to its popularity, savvy travelers can still enjoy its charms without breaking the bank. To save money, eat at local restaurants, take public transportation, and find small, local hotels for accommodation.
Skiathos boasts an array of natural and historical sights that cater to all interests.

Bourtzi: This small peninsula separates the port of Skiathos in two. Once a Venetian fortress, it now houses a cultural center and open-air theater.
Kastro: The ruins of this medieval town offer a glimpse into Skiathos' past and stunning views of the Aegean Sea.
Evangelistria Monastery: Founded in 1794, this still-functioning monastery played a significant role in the Greek War of Independence.
Papadiamantis House: The former residence of Alexandros Papadiamantis, one of Greece's most influential writers, has been converted into a museum.
Koukounaries Beach: Often ranked as one of the best beaches in Greece, this golden sand beach backed by a pine forest is a must-visit.

Skiathos offers a wealth of activities for nature lovers and adventure seekers. With over 60 beaches, the island is a paradise for sun-seekers. Don't miss Lalaria Beach, accessible only by boat, known for its white pebbles and crystal-clear waters. Many beaches offer equipment rental for activities like windsurfing, kayaking, and paddleboarding. Koukounaries and Vromolimnos are popular spots for water sports. Also, the island has numerous hiking trails. The Skiathos Trail network covers over 197km of paths, offering routes for all fitness levels. Also, take a day trip to nearby islands like Skopelos and Alonissos, or explore Skiathos' hidden coves and beaches. If you're interested in scuba diving, you'll find several dive centers offering courses and excursions to explore the underwater world.
Food and Dining
Skiathos' cuisine reflects its Aegean heritage, with an emphasis on fresh seafood and local produce. Try some of these dishes while you're on the island.

Amygdalota: A traditional almond cookie that's a Skiathos specialty.
Astakos Giouvetsi: A luxurious dish of lobster cooked with orzo pasta.
Kakavia: A hearty fish soup popular among local fishermen.
Xynomyzithra: A local soft, white cheese often served as a meze.

For an authentic dining experience, try tavernas like Bakaliko tou Metaxa in Skiathos Town or Kochili in Troulos. For a splurge, the Windmill Restaurant offers gourmet Greek cuisine with panoramic views.

Skiathos International Airport "Alexandros Papadiamantis" receives domestic flights year-round and international flights during summer. Regular ferries connect Skiathos to Volos, Agios Konstantinos, and other nearby islands.

Once on the island, a reliable bus service runs along the south coast, connecting major beaches and Skiathos Town. Taxis are available but can be expensive during peak season. Numerous agencies offer car and scooter rentals, but book in advance during high season.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.