Amazing beaches, unique natural beauty and an abundance of entertainment options introduce you to the most exciting holiday of your life
From its deep green trees to its rockin’ bars and restaurants, Skiathos invites you to take part in its distinctive and spirited vibe. Perfect for those who demand high standards, it has long been a premier destination for cosmopolitan, international travellers, particularly those on yachts and sailboats cruising the Mediterranean. Holidays on this idyllic Greek island are unforgettable.
The beach service is flawless. Nights in Hora are lively and fun and the spectacular beaches Lalaria and Koukounaria are among the best in Greece. The 14th century castle, the habitat of Strofilias, the caves… The beauty of Skiathos is everywhere.

There are more than 60 beautifully beaches where you can anchor for the day , with crystal-clear azure waters such as :  
This dazzlingly beautiful beach and landscape put Skiathos on the map. Crystal clear waters, smooth white pebbles, steep cliffs that plunge into the sea. Little boats, yachts and day cruises carrying visitors from all over the world come to experience its splendour.
Koukounaries and Lake Strofilias
Discover the second-most talked about beach on Skiathos: Koukounaries. Famous for its golden sand, this seemingly endless beach is considered one of the most natural in the Mediterranean. It is embraced by a dense pine forest, behind which is Lake Strofilias, a unique habitat that is home to a variety of rare birds.

There are also many other terrific beaches to choose . The list is endless: Big Banana, Troullos, Agia Paraskevi, Kanapitsa, Xanemos, Megalos Aselinos. With beach bars, water-front tavernas, umbrellas, sun beds and watersports, Skiathos’ beaches are a work of art.

Skíathos  also includes  the islands of Tsougria and Tsougriaki, and the islets of Maragos, Arkos, Troulonisi and Aspronisi all perfect for daily excursion .

All these places are suitable for day anchorage in good weather conditions.

Things to Do

Pine-backed sands

Skiathos is one of the greenest islands in Greece, and many of its 60-plus beaches have pine forest backdrops. The beaches in the south of the island, where all the main holiday resorts are, have a lot more facilities than the ones in the north, but they’re also much busier.
The big beach

Troulos’ pale stretch of sand comes with an endless supply of tavernas and cafés, and there’s an equally long list of watersports on offer by the water’s edge. If you fancy a change from the beach, there are a few hotels behind the sands with sea-facing swimming pools, and some will let you drop by for a swim if you buy something from the pool bar.

The secret beach

Follow the dirt track from Agia Eleni Beach in Koukounaries for about 15 minutes, and you’ll come to a steep path that snakes down to the tucked-away bay of Kryfi Ammoudia. Few people know about this sandy expanse, so it’s perfect if you want to escape the crowds. There’s just one little taverna here, serving a few Greek dishes against a backdrop of surfing and fishing memorabilia.