You can get to Platanias by:
Athens- Volos- Platanias (5 hours)
Thessaloniki- Volos- Platanias (4 hours)
Nea Anhialos airport-Volos -Platanias (2 hours)
Skiathos airport- Platanias*
*Skiathos (port) - Platanias (14 miles or 1 hour & 1 hour by boat and 30 min by water taxi)
Koukounaries- Platanias (7 miles or 30 min by boat and 15 min by water taxi) Platanias- Skiathos, world famous beaches: Koukounaries & Banana (30 min by water taxi)
There is fast and frequent coach service between Volos and Platanias throughout the year.
Visitors can both have a long and a short stay as they can go visit other places in Mount Pelion, in the wider region of Magnesia as well Sporades islands.
Useful contact numbers:
KTEL bus station: 811035555 (free phone), 2421033253
OSE train station: 2421024056
TAXI: 2423065219 (Milina), 2423065137 (Lafkos)
Boat to Skiathos: 2423071273 (`Afrikana`, summer only)