Skiathos Town is the largest settlement on the island and sits facing east into the bay of Limenas Skiathou (Skiathos Lake).
The island was overlooked during ancient times and as a result, there are a few archaeological remains. The old part of town has a mix of whitewashed houses and cobbled streets and the remains of the 13th century fort can still be seen.
The bustling waterfront is lined with bars, restaurants and tavernas which have stunning views across the bay. Open air concerts are sometimes held during the summer.
The harbour is split in two by a wooded peninsula. Further along the waterfront, the town becomes more modern. There are supermarkets, banks and all sorts of other shops which are a treat to just wander around.