"Skiathos Harbor provides excellent shelter. There are several anchoring possibilities:
1. Anchor in the old harbor, which is the most sheltered. This is frequently impossible because of the large number of day-trip boats. Also it can be noisy here at night. If you do, come stern-to after dropping the anchor in 4-5 m. The bottom is sand with good holding.
2. Dock stern-to the concrete quay of the new harbor (N of the old harbor). There is room for 20 boats here stern to between charter boats to the north and south. The bottom is sand with good holding. You will need to drop your anchor at least 35 meters off the quay to avoid a mooring chain.
3. The newer pontoon or floating dock has essentially been taken over by charter companies. It is unlikely you will find a berth here during weekends (Thursday through Saturday nights) but there is a better chance on other nights. It is worth checking with the charter staff who are frequently on the pontoon.
4. There is an area off the eastern end of the pontoon and south of the pontoon where a dozen boats can anchor without encroaching on the permanent moorings (to the north), the airport flight path (to the east) or the ferries' manouvering space in the new harbour (to the south). The ferry docks after mid day and may chase away boats too close to their space. Sand, 5 to 7m, good holding.
5. Anchor off on the eastern side of the bay. Good holding. "
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