Skiathos Island Off The Beaten Path

"In Ancient times, the island played a minor role during the Persian Wars. In 480 BC, the fleet of the Persian King Xerxes was hit by a storm and was badly damaged on the rocks of the Skiathos coast. Following this the Greek fleet blockaded the adjacent seas to prevent the Persians from invading the mainland and supplying provisions to the army facing the 300 Spartans defending the pass at Thermopylae. The Persian fleet was defeated there at Artemisium and finally destroyed at the Battle of Salamis a year later. Skiathos remained in the Delian League until it lost its independence. The city was destroyed by Philip V of Macedon in 200 BC..."

Folder: Greece

Uploaded: May 14, 2016

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Tags: Skiathos, Σκιάθος, Greek island, Sporades, Aegean, landscape, seascape

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17 Comments
digipan

digipan

posted 3 months ago

:)))

imagery

imagery

posted 3 months ago

volim ovakve...

digipan

digipan

posted 2 years ago

Thank you! Truly it is. And I'm there (here) right now - that should explain my inactivity on Fliiby 😉 so expect many even more beautiful photos from the island in a couple of days 😊

angefaith

angefaith

posted 2 years ago

Such a beautiful place. I want to visit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

merima.jaranovic

merima.jaranovic

posted 2 years ago

Nice :)

pictureorfuture837

pictureorfuture837

posted 2 years ago

like

bechic

bechic

posted 2 years ago

like!

digipan

digipan

posted 2 years ago

tHaNkYoU

kristinka58

kristinka58

posted 2 years ago

lajk

palhomvabt

palhomvabt

posted 2 years ago

:)