Skiathos plane Spotting
The Skiathos “Alexandros Papadiamantis” Airport was chosen as one of the most intriguing airports for plane spotting, catching the attention of the world’s plane spotters, a specialized group of people who travel to capture and observe aircraft takeoff and landing. Two beaches are close to the airport.
Even if the scenery in Skiathos is more impressive, what makes it impressive is that you can observe every plane’s takeoff and landing up close and personal. This only occurs in Skiathos and Saint Martin in the Caribbean.
The Municipality intends to provide two areas where tourists can view and take pictures safely, including those who come to the island specifically to identify planes.
Based on voter preferences in a poll made for 2020 by PrivateFly, a British company that rents out private aircraft, “Alexandros Papadiamantis” Airport was given the third place.
More than 6000 travelers, aviation enthusiasts, and pilots participated in the poll, which was conducted from February to March 2020, right before Covid-19-related tight international travel restrictions were implemented.