Island and Venue Details

Skiathos Island

About the Island

A jewel among islands, set in the clear blue sea, within sight of the picturesque mountain Pelion. Skiathos is located in the north-west part of the Aegean Sea. Along with Skopelos and Alonissos, Skiathos completes the complex of the Sporades islands. Even though Skiathos is the smallest in this complex (48 km2), it is the only one with an international airport and that makes it easily accessible. Skiathos is only 41 nautical miles away from the port of Volos (mainland) and 44 nautical miles from the port Agios Konstantinos which connects the island with Athens, the Greek capital.

Skiathos is an enchanting corner of Greece, a masterpiece of nature, full of olive-trees, pines, fennel and thyme, an attracting pole for all kind of visitors. A number of marvelous beaches such as Lalaria with Tripia Petra, a rare beach site with an impressive white rock emerging from the sea, numerous old style monasteries, and little white chapels. The most famous spot of the island is Koukounaries, one of the best beaches in Europe.

For car rentals in Skiathos a special agreement has been made for conference participants. Indicative prices:
-Small car (1000cc, a/c): 25€ for one day or 20€/day for the conference duration
-Jeep (Jimny): 30€ for one day or 25€/day for the conference duration

Municipality of Skiathos Wikipedia MUSTANG RENT A CAR

For accomodation at Skiathos Palace Hotel a unique code ERSCP17 has been created for accessing the hotel's online booking system.

The conference's attendees can use it to check availability and make direct bookings on special rates.

Skiathos Palace Hotel

About the Hotel

The Skiathos Palace Hotel is built on a hillside, overlooking Maratha beach and the famous Koukounaries beach, one of the most widely known beaches in Europe. Situated only 10 km from Skiathos town and set in a pine forest at the north west corner of Skiathos island, offering great facilities and a stunning view.

Reservations can be made following the below procedure:

  • Visit the official web site and click on the -BOOK ONLINE- button on the top-right hand side
  • Enter ERSCP17 on the Agent's Code field (* IMPORTANT in capital letters *)
  • Give all the necessary details (arrival/departure dates, room type, number of persons/rooms, BB board basis).
  • Click on the -Availability and Rates- button on the down-right hand side
  • Enter the requested personal data
  • Accept the terms and conditions
  • Click on the -Prepay nights: 1- button and enter credit card's details
  • An instant confirmation of the reservation will be sent to the given e-mail address after the booking's successful procedure (an e-voucher can be also printed). Hotel's Website

    Transportation (details)

    Access to Skiathos

    There are several ways to reach Skiathos island such as:

    By airplane

    - International charter flights from major European cities.

    - Flights from Athens and Thessaloniki (40 minutes)

    ** Commuting from Airport to the venue (see below)

    By boat or hydrofoil

    - Port of Agios Konstantinos (170 km from Athens)
    Crossing time: 1 ½ hour by hydrofoil, 2 ½ hours by boat

    - Port of Volos (306 km from Athens, 216 km from Thessaloniki)
    Crossing time: 1 ½ hour by hydrofoil, 2 ½ hours by boat

    - Port of Thessaloniki
    Crossing time: 3 hours by hydrofoil, 7 hours by boat

    By ferry (Athens-Mantoudi-Skiathos)

    Please find the timetable available here. For reservations click here (reservations should be completed until 29 September for travelling Athens-Skiathos and until 3 October for travelling Skiathos-Athens)

    Commuting from the Airport to Skiathos Palace

    For your transportation to the hotel from the airport, there are the following options:
    1) Private transfer offered from the hotel (but you should arrange it with the hotel and pay for it).
    2) By taxi (you can find more information here)
    3) If they arrive with the Olypmic Air with the afternoon flight (from Athens to Skiathos) there is a bus provided from the hotel.
    4) Rent a car (See the section above)