The approach to Runway 02 at Skiathos is so dramatic that some have dubbed the airport ‘Europe’s Saint Maarten’. Few will travel to the island just to watch aeroplanes take off and land but spending an hour observing the activity on the airfield will certainly add flavour to the sun, sea and sand that draws most visitors. Sebastian Schmitz reports from middle of the Aegean.
The eastern Mediterranean is among Europe’s perennial holiday hotspots, and Greece one of the most popular countries in the region for tourism. Many of its islands scattered across the Aegean Sea have an easy-going way of life, which appeals to travellers seeking a relaxing break away from the hubbub of modern living.