It is no exaggeration to characterise Skiathos as an island laced with beaches. Indeed visitors have a great many choices for spending time by the sea, as the island boasts a host of accessible beaches where they can enjoy their holidays.

Skiathos’ Natural Environment

On the southern side, there are shores which are suitable for families and visitors who prefer peaceful spots. These sandy beaches with their shallow aquamarine waters are perfect for swimming in safety, or enjoying a restful vacation, with various activities such as watersports available for the more adventurous. Among such beaches are Koukounaries, Megali Ammos, Vromolimnos, Troulos, Achladies and Agia Paraskevi, as well as other smaller beaches. Each with its own distinctive beauty, they also offer sheltered havens to those who reach them in their own boats


The Koukounaries area, for instance, which includes the forest of Koukounaria and the wider marine area have been incorporated into the Natura ecological network, which aims to protect endangered species. The area includes a forest with Aleppo pine trees and hardy shrubs situated next to Koukounaries beach.

Meanwhile, for lovers of wild, natural beauty and sport, there are also rocky beaches with deep cool waters and big waves. Some beaches are pebbled, others sandy, some with organised amenities and others without, some can be accessed by car, on foot or by small boat, but each offers a unique experience. Some such beaches are Aselinos, Xanemo, Mantraki, the famous Lalaria and finally Trypia Petra, a natural monument of rare beauty which has travelled the globe on postcards.

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