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The inhabited small island of Nisida Skiauos (local name Σκιάθος) is part of (the island group) Sporades and is located in the country of Greece, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 3.8 km. The surface-area of the island is 47.5 km2 and is therefore 0.125 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Aegean Sea and the total coastal length is about 42.5 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 11 km by 8 km (maximum width). The island is Southwest - Northeast oriented. The highest point is 433 meter and is named Stavros - Karafiltzanaka. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 39.17 (39°10'3.1872), 23.45 (23°27'9.6228).


The population is 6160 and the population density is thus on 123.00 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Skiathos - stad (located in the South-southeast of the island). Other places on the island are: Koukounaries, ?anemos, Kalyvia, Troulos. The island is located in the Center of the country Greece. It is located in the administrative unit Region Peloponnese (local administrative level-name Periféreia - περιοχή ), in the Regional unit Magnesia (local administrative level-name Nomos - Πειραιάς). Direct neighboring islands of Skiathos are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Skopelos Located 6.8 km North of the island.
2) Euboea Located 12.9 km WestSouthWest of the island.
3) Alonnisos Located 27.3 km North of the island.
4) Kyra Panagia Located 48.2 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
5) Skyros Located 84.8 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
6) Salamina Located 124.6 km West of the island.
7) Agios Efstratios Located 130.3 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
8) Aigina Located 150.2 km West of the island.
9) Limnos Located 150.4 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
10) Andros Located 167.7 km NorthWest of the island.
11) Poros Located 173.9 km West of the island.
12) Kea Located 177.5 km WestNorthWest of the island.
13) Thasos Located 180.9 km EastNorthEast of the island.
14) Psara Located 186.3 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
15) Ydra Located 195 km West of the island.
16) Lesbos Located 200.3 km North of the island.
17) Kythnos Located 201.4 km WestNorthWest of the island.
18) Tinos Located 208.6 km NorthWest of the island.
19) Chios Located 212.8 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
20) Kalamos Located 217.4 km SouthSouthWest of the island.
21) Syros Located 217.9 km NorthWest of the island.
22) Samothraki Located 218.7 km NorthEast of the island.
23) Meganisi Located 229.7 km SouthSouthWest of the island.
24) Serifos Located 230.9 km WestNorthWest of the island.
25) Lefkas Located 233.2 km South of the island.

Note: The information described below is partly subject to change. The island is directly accessible from Western Europe by plane. An international airport is present on the island. The island is accessible by car (by means of ferry or bridge). The distance from Western-Europe (The Netherlands) is about 2618 km. There is a ferry connection for cars to the mainland. For pedestrians, there is a ferry connection to the mainland also. There are ferry connections with car to other (neighboring) island (s). There are also (seasonal) ferry connections for pedestrians (-cyclists) with other (neighboring) island(s). Far as is known, there are good cycling opportunities on the island.



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