Skiathos is on Greek time which is 2 hours ahead of GMT.
There are five banks in Skiathos, all of which are located in Skiathos Town.
Banks represented are:
The National Bank of Greece
The Commercial Bank of Greece
The Alpha Credit Bank
The Piraeus Bank
All of the banks have ATM (cash machine) facilities. Opening times for the banks are typically 08.00 - 14.00 Monday to Thursday and 08.00 - 13.30 Friday.
The post office in Skiathos is located opposite the school at the top of Papadiamantis Street adnd has a yellow sign outside.
The post office is not open at the weekend, however it is open through the week from 07.30 - 14.30. Stamps and postcards can be purchased throughout the island.
This is a scarce commodity on the island. Please use sparingly. The tap water is fine for cleaning teeth,or boiling a kettle for tea or coffee, but for drinking it is recommended that you buy bottled water.
Mains electricity is supplied at 220 volts. Continental style plugs are used. Two pin plug adapters are available at most mini markets.
Most of the British national newspapers and other major international papers are now printed in Athens and can normally be purchased on the day of publication, albeit late in the day.
Use the SMART system to ensure you and your family do not burn in the strong sun.
As with anywhere in Europe the emergency services can be contacted by calling 911 from any telephone.
Police: +30 24270 21111
Fire: +30 24270 21199
Tourist Police: +30 24270 23172
Port Authority: +30 24270 22017
Health Centres: +30 24270 222222, +30 24270 22040
Post Office: + 30 24270 22011
Airport: +30 24270 22049
Ferries: +30 24270 22209
Hydrofoils: +30 24270 22018