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).
Vasilias
The beach is just 1.5 km from Hotel Alkyon and in the area you will find restaurants, bars and leisure marine sports.Access from the Skiathos port is easy and it will take you a few minutes by bus or taxi to arrive to Vasilias or you can enjoy a nice 30 minutes by walk.
Achladies
This beach is 2 km away from Hotel Alkyon. You can reach it by car, by bus or by boat which runs regularly from Skiathos to Achladies. The beach is of great beauty and fully developed. You can find there good tavernas and a rich variety of sports facilities.
Kalamaki
Here on the eastern side of cape Kalamaki there are three bays, the most famous of which is the bay of Kanapitsa. The other two are called Sklithri and Tzaneria. You can reach them by road. You will first meet Sklithri which is a small hospitable bay with crystal clear waters. You can enjoy your swim and if you wish, you can have a bite to eat in the picturesque little taverna found there at the end of a fresh and cool ravine of plane-trees.
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 marvelous 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.
Kolios
It is a wonderful beach worth visiting not only for its clear waters but also for the many things it has to offer such as nice tavernas and all water sports facilities. You can reach Kolios by road.
Agia Paraskevi
Clear waters and golden, fine sand. This is the beach of Agia Paraskevi named after the little country church of Agia Paraskevi which is found there. There are excellent tavernas, and water sports facilities on this beach. You can reach it by road.
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 tavernas in Troullos.
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.
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.
Agia Eleni
The bay of Agia Eleni is named after the little country church found there and is dedicated to Saint Helen, opening its arms to the setting of the sun and the west. The sun shines until very late so if you swim there, you will enjoy even its last rays.
Mandraki
In this area there are three magnificent bays: the port of Xerxes, the bay Elia and Angistros. The landscape here changes as we move to the north and it becomes more wild and more impressive.All these three bays are magnificent and impressive since you can see no land. To reach these bays by road, you have to move in deeply through a lovely forest of pine-trees on sandly ground.
Aselinos
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.
Kechria
The bay of Kechria and the adjacent bay of Lygaries are situated in the north of the island. The trip there is worthwhile even though a lot of it is on dirt road. You can get there by boat as well. The waters are crystal-clear exposed to the northern winds and the sand is superb.
Kastro
This lovely beach is situated on the northern tip of the island, under the old medieval city of Skiathos. The combination of a swim in the bluish transparent waters and a visit to the old city of Kastro is a unique experience you must not miss while you are in Skiathos.
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.
Lehouni
Right under the monastery of Evagelismos, the visitor sees the beach of Lechouni. According to tradition, it is said that the hero of the Revolution of 1821, Nikotsaras, is buried here. The landscape is rocky with white pebbles on the beach and a wild natural beauty.
Xanemos
It is an area on the northeastern coast of the island with three beaches of unparalleled beauty. They are not sandy but are covered by thick pebbles. The waters are lucid and cool. The view is magnificent since these beaches are located exactly opposite Skopelos.