Skiathos Airport (JSI) has direct flights (2½-3½hrs) from UK and Europe. It also serves nearby islands Skopelos and Alonnisos by fast hydrofoils.
Or there are daily flights via Athens, then to Skiathos by Aegean Air (45mins) or by road and hydrofoil (min. 4hrs) … or you can tour over by car with Venice and Athens stopover options. Skiathos Airport capacity trebled in 2017; fares fell 25% and BA began scheduled summer flights.
For best direct-flight deals, first check the 'flight-only' websites of the main tour operator, and the airlines (all links: ↓ ); as cheap-flight search and comparison websites often don't cover all possibilities.
Or for a similar net outlay (and saving car hire on Skiathos) ... If you can take a 2+ week break, a family can drive over with options of a mini-tour of the Swiss and Greek Alps, and Venice and Athens stop-overs! It's only 14hrs + 4½hrs at the wheel from Calais plus 1½ days on a 'cruise'-quality ferry. For suggestions for routes, and overnights for France, Switzerland, or for Venice and Athens breaks, ask by email to: " info@SkiathosGreekvillas.com " or an "Enquire Now" message to any Villa, and I will call you back.
Arrival and after
Usually your villa's 'meet-and-greeter' will find you at the port or airport, and after you've collected your hire-car (pre-booked), he will guide you to the villa (most are only 10-15 mins drive) - or the owner may send you a map and directions (see villa page).
And our web-site's much-appreciated 18-page "Villa Guest Guide" (on "Skiathos", and "Greek, Food, and Drink") is sent to all who book villas on "SkiathosGreekVillas.com" - and most villas provide local maps and directions.