DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION. Skiathos (postal code 37 002, dialling prefix 0030 24270), together with the islands around it, constitutes a separate municipality in the Skopelos district of the prefecture of Magnissia and the region of Thessaly.
Its constantly increasing population is at about 7.500 (maybe more)... even though it is such a small island… the island has truly wonderful landscapes, lacy beaches -which are in fact many considering its small size- its all-green mountains, and… a very large tourist infrastructure and livelihood.
It is the island with the greatest tourist development in the Sporades group, and it is one of the most touristy islands in Greece, with visitors close to the islands of Mykonos, Santorini, Zakynthos etc (save the lack of visitors from cruises, which has not been developed yet). It is an international destination, but also a very favourite Greek one as well.
The island is very developed; it has 75% of the beds in the Prefecture of Magnissia and 55% of the beds of the whole of Thessaly. Its fast development since the 1960s following the 1965 earthquake saw the development of two large units at the end of the 1960s: Skiathos Palace by Takis Dervenis and Esperides by Apostolos Xenakis, while the simultaneous construction of the airport also contributed to this rapid development; however, the island also has its wild and quiet side, for more solitary routes and more authentic images.
Many architectural elements were sadly lost after the bombing of Skiathos town in the 2nd World War and the earthquake of 1965, but a typical specimen of this architecture can be found in the Plakes district and the old port of Skiathos, the most picturesque neighbourhood on the island… the most loved of the Skiathans.
|POSTAL CODE||AREA NUMBER||RESIDENTS||MAYORALTY||PREFECTURE||PERIPHERY|
|37 002||003024270||ABOUT 7.500||SKIATHOS||SKOPELOS||THESSALY, MAGNESIA|