Despite its small size, Skiathos is a really attractive destination in view of the beaches and the wooded landscape. There are over 60 sandy, at their most, beaches scattered around the 44 km coastline of the island. Here are the top 6 picks for your sea dips in Skiathos, featuring beaches for all tastes and spirits.
1. Lalaria Beach
In the north-eastern peak of the island and accessible only by boat, this beach is a place of dramatic beauty with huge white cliffs and rock formations rising out of the infinite, azure blue waters. There are no facilities here, so don’t forget to carry water and food supplies.
2. Koukounaries Beach
Well organized, featuring water sports, sunbeds, umbrellas and beach bars, it is the most famous and crowded beach on the island. Covered with fine golden sand shimmering under the sunlight, it is also known as the “Golden Sand” beach.
3. "Small" & "Big" Banana beaches
Close to Koukounaries Beach, one can find the “Big Banana”, another organized beach with fine sand and crystal-clear waters, offering a wide range of water sports. “Small Banana”, is a nudist beach separated from the “Big Banana” by a huge rock.
4. Kanapitsa beach
Located 7 km away from Skiathos’ town and close to cape “Kalamaki” lays this organized beach with deep green waters embraced by fine golden sand. Not to be missed for its marvelous views and breathtaking sunsets.
5. Mandraki beach
An exotic beach with sand and crystal waters in the northwest of the island. Accessible by car up to a certain point, then it’s 15 minutes walk. Well worth the hike!
6. Agia Paraskevi Beach
Crystal clear waters and fine golden sand, a perfect beach for relaxation 7 km from Skiathos town. Well organized, offers all kinds of facilities and water sports.