Beaches

Megali Ammos 

"Megali Ammos" is situated a bit outside the city in the street leading to Koukounaries. You can reach this beach on foot, by car or by bus. You can enjoy the crystal clear waters and the food in its very nice tavernas or the picturesque "ouzeri" (small tavernas serving ouzo and snacks). If you wish, you can stay in the hotels or the hospitable hostels situated there.

Estimated travel time: 5 minutes’ drive

 

Vromolimnos 

On the western tip of the cape of Kalamaki and in front of a dry swamp, there is this beautiful beach with calm, clear waters and marvellous fine sand. It is full of life and a lot of young people gather here. Next to the water, there are tavernas and cafes, a Beach Volley court and water sports facilities. You can reach Vromolimnos by road or by boat leaving from the port of Skiathos. 

Estimated travel time: 15 minutes’ drive

 

Agia Paraskevi 

Clear waters and golden, fine sand. This is the beach of Agia Paraskevi named after the little country church of Agia Paraskevi wich is found there. There are luxury hotels, excellent tavernas, and water sports facilities on this beach.  You can reach it by road.

Estimated travel time: 20 minutes’ drive

 

Troulos 

This beach has been named after the little island found there which looks like a dome (troullos). It is situated on the way to Koukounaries right after the crossing which leads to the monastery of Panagia Eikonistria. You can reach Troullos by road and enjoy a swim in the bluish - green transparent waters under the shade of the pine trees which reach almost the sea water. There are numerous hotels, hostels and tavernas in Troullos. 

Estimated travel time: 20 minutes’ drive

 

Koukounaries 

This is most famous beach of Skiathos and one of the most widely - known beaches in Europe. It is known as "Chrisi Ammos - Golden Sand" since the sand there is extremely fine and shines under the summer sun. This beach offers the visitors its deep-blue, crystal-clear waters and a unique chance for a rest since the forest of Koukounaries reaches down to the sea. In this forest, there is the lagoon of Strofylia which together with the forest of Koukounaries are a rate aquatic natural reverse. this is protected under the supervision of the Municipality of Skiathos.

There is a large variety of hotels, hostels, camping sites, tavernas, restaurants, bars, "ouzeri", and cafes in Koukounaries. You are also able to do the water sports of your choice, or even rent a boat or play tennis in onr of the nearby hotels. The beach of Koukounaries is situated on the southwestern tip of Skiathos. Apart from all the above, the sunset is spectacular there and it is something worth experiencing

Estimated travel time: 25 minutes’ drive

 

Banana 

This bay was originally called Krassa, but later it was named Banana after the nudist beach which used to be there. The pine trees here complete the beautiful landscape in a unique way and the sea shines brilliantly under the blazing sun. If you decide to go to Banana by bus, be prepared to walk for a while from the nearest bus stop. The beach is a meeting place for many young people since it offers water sports facilities, tavernas and cafeterias full of life and action. 

Estimated travel time: 25 minutes’ drive

 

Lalaria 

Lalaria is one of the nicest and most picturesque beaches of Greece and it is situated on the northeastern tip of the island. The northern winds fall with rage on the steep purely white cliffs, towering impressively over the sea. There winds have been creating for millions of years the round, white pebbles called "lalaria" which cover the whole beach.

No road access – Travel time by boat 1hour

 

Asselinos 

It is a bay which opens up to the north and from which no land can be seen. Although it is considered a sandy beach, it does not look like the calm beaches of southern Skiathos. Here the sand is thicker, there are many pebbles and the waters are quite deep and crystal clear. The impressive landscape is magnificent. When there are northern winds, there are waves in the sea and this can make your swim more fun. You can reach Asselinos by road if you go through a piece of dirt road or by boat. After your swim, you can have something to eat or drink in the local taverna which offers a live Greek music program every night. There is also a camping site near the beach. 

Estimated travel time: 25 minutes’ drive

 

Tsougrias

Tsougrias is a small island opposite the old harbour of Skiathos.This island features a beautiful sandy beach with a taverna. Access via small boats departing regularly from the old harbour of Skiathos.

No road access – Travel time by boat 30 minutes