The only town on the island is situated on the east coast, in a bay scattered with small islets. Away from the waterfront, the narrow streets wind past traditionally whitewashed houses with their picturesque red roofs.
The waterfront itself, a bustling, lively scene, is split in two by the Bourtzi promontory, which boasts a medieval fort, and holds open-air summer concerts. To one side is the Old Harbour, lined with cafes and restaurants, and with an evening fish market; boats from here will take you to various beaches around the island. The new port is the stopping-point for all ferries, and is also the place to catch the hourly buses, or taxis.
This is the most famous beach of Skiathos, therefore the most crowded. It is well-known for its extremely fine white sand and its fragrant pine trees forest from which the region took its name. It is considered as the most unspoiled natural beach of the Mediterranean and is a protected environment. The beautiful crystal-clear deep blue waters are a real pleasure. Since the beach is well-organized, it offers many water sports, chairs, umbrellas, beach bars. The region around the beach is full of restaurants, taverns and hotel units. A local bus links this beach to the capital every 30 minutes. A biotope can be found in the pine forest boarding the beach where different species of plants and birds are protected. This place, as well as the beach, is developed for ecotourism, financed by the Municipality and the European Union.
Aghia Paraskevi is a tiny tranquil beach resort surrounded by attractive countryside on the south coast of the island of Skiathos, 30 minutes from Skiathos airport and just 5 miles from the vibrant capital Skiathos Town.
Holidays in Aghia Paraskevi offer a mix of lazy beach days, calm taverna-based evenings, a few excursions to nearby Skiathos beaches and perhaps a trip to Skiathos Town. Aghia Paraskevi holiday evenings focus on a selection of beach tavernas or tavernas in the tranquil village of Platanias where you can find some more authentic Greek atmosphere and sample local wines.
Vasilias beach was named during the Byzantine period because it was the beach chosen by the Byzantine emperors for their holidays. In the area there are numerous archaeological finds.
This is a long and well-organized beach situated within a short walking distance of 2km from Skiathos Town. Megali Ammos is one of the most popular beaches in Skiathos due to the crystalline waters and the extended coast that gets really crowded, offering two rows of sundecks. Thus is a favorite spot of the locals due to its proximity from the town centre and of visitors who stay in the Town. There is a water sport center, offering training lessons for all ages. The area is known for its tourist infrastructure as there are many hotels and other kinds of accommodation. The sea is shallow, an ideal spot for families. For more privacy, walk around the rocks and head east way.
Punta is a peninsula with impressive sandy beaches, pine forests and olive groves. This idyllic location is just minutes from Skiathos town and is very close to the airport.
This lovely beach lies in the south coast of Skiathos, 8 km from the town. The region of Kolios is a perfect place to spend your vacations and explore the natural beauties of the island. The beach is not only popular for the crystalline waters but also for the water sport centers and the various facilities it provides, such as sundecks and umbrellas. There are two taverns on the beach and a mini market, for the last-minute things you might need. The area offers plenty of accommodation from luxury apartments to simple rooms. Kolios is a great place for families and for those who are fond of less crowded vacation. The road to access the beach is safe and there are frequent public buses from Skiathos Town that run all the southern beaches and make a stop in Kolios.
Embraced by olive groves and attractive countryside, TROULOS is the most developed tourist area outside of Skiathos Town.
Troulos village lies a little way inland and holidaymakers should check out distances to Troulos beach when booking holiday apartments and studios.
Troulos village centre has a reasonable choice of supermarkets, bars and tavernas. For those who want a livelier night out, Skiathos Town is just 10 km away by bus to the east and the very popular Koukounaries beach is just five minutes to the west.
Troulos has a long, deep and very sandy beach.
Nestled on the east coast of Skiathos, Achladies Bay is a sleepy Greek village that’s still got its fishing-village charm. It’s backed by lush greenery that goes right up to the golden beach – and along the water there are authentic Greek tavernas and a couple of chilled-out bars too. And if ever you need a break from all that relaxation, the much livelier Skiathos Town is just up the coast.
Situated on the south coast of Skiathos, Vromolimnos beach is 8km away from Skiathos town. It is located close to the Kolios resort and is considered to be one of the most popular beaches on the island. It comes second to the Koukounaries beach and benefits from calm waters and lush fine golden sand. Its name comes from the nearby brackish lake and translates to ‘Dirty Lake’. However, the beach itself is far from dirty; it is one of the most beautiful beaches in Skiathos. At times when the Greek sun becomes a little too much, there is plenty of shade provided by large trees at the back of the beach.
The scenic Kanapitsa Beach is a mere 2 Kms from the No 12 bus stop. In the past this beach used to be very popular. This beach is ideal for family beach vacations. The best part about this beach is that it is never crowded. The beach is subject to the north easterly breeze and in the summer months this breeze is like a breath of fresh air from the burning hot mid day sun. The vibrant town of Skiathos is a mere 4 miles from the Kanapitsa beach while the airport is just a 30 minutes drive from the beach. A fabulous way to indulge in fun and frolic is by embarking on short cruises to adjoining beaches by water taxis. The entire Kanapitsa neighborhood has numerous well-defined walking trails that crosses the peninsular region of Kalamaki.
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The beach of Ftelia is on the eastern coast of Skiathos, at almost 1 km to the south of the port, close to Ftelia village. It is a sandy beach with very nice waters and some vegetation in the surroundings. There are many accommodation options close to Ftelia beach, which is generally well-organized, with sun-beds and umbrellas in some of its areas. There is regular access to Skiathos Town by daily buses. The good thing is that tourist development in Ftelia is not massive, so it is still a good location to relax.
Tzaneria is a coastal settlement situated 7km from Skiathos Town. The beach is well-organized offering three rows of umbrellas and sundecks as well as a water sport center. It is surrounded by vast greenery and high pine trees, a typical feature of Skiathos. There is plenty of parking space as well. Surrounding the beach, there are many options for accommodation and several taverns with delicious flavors from the local cuisine. Due to its short distance from the town centre, it becomes very crowded with tourists.