Whether you come to Skiathos by plane, car or bus, you will first see the vast sandy beaches – Kukunaries, Vromolimos, Ambelakia and many others. This place is a combination of beautiful and luxurious.
If luxury is considered the beauty of nature, even 66 beaches, six beaches that are carriers of blue flag, natural shade, the smell of pine trees and oleander, then Skiathos is one of the most luxurious islands of Greece.
It can be reached by ferry from Volos, the price is about 15 euros and the journey takes about two and a half hours, but it is certainly exciting to arrive by plane. The runway on which you are landing is very short and located by the sea and the landing is an adventure, but also a paradise for lovers of good pictures because this is an opportunity to create magical photos.
The greatest number of sandy beaches is concentrated on the southern coast. They are well sheltered from the north wind Meltemi and are mostly positioned in the small bays above which hills rise, covered with pine trees. You do not have to go far to find the sandy bay – there are all over the place (as the tourists) and the paved road leads to all of them.
In the background of some beaches, hotels were built, while others are more difficult to find and less crowded. Almost every beach has a deep sand, shallow sea and tourist attractions.
Lalaria – Turquoise without Photoshop
Lalaria-the beach on the north eastern side of Skiathos, you may already have it as the background of your phone or computer, and you are not even aware of. If you have not already set it as wallpaper, this is likely to change after your stay in Skiathos. Nature is on this beach pretty much played with Photoshop and put all the other beaches in the shade. However, to the disappointment of all those present, the beach is not accessible by land.
We were sorry to call this beach ‘excursion beach”, because of its beauty, but it is a fact that we can´t rebut.
How to reach the Lalaria?
Lalaria can only be reached by sea. In the port city of Skiathos is anchored large number of excursion boats that organize trips to Lalaria. It would be the best to inquire at several places, as prices and excursion programs know to vary.
You should pay special attention to the wind. If the wind blows it can happen that a boat could not dock at the beach for your own safety. Therefore, it is best to look at the weather forecast before you buy tickets for the trip.
Another important thing is the time of the trip. Choose the earlier terms in order to have the opportunity to enjoy the beach and take the pictures until the crowd.
Interesting stories about the beach
Lalaria beach is characterized by white rocks and stones because of which the sea has a milky turquoise color, causing delight in everyone there.
Another interesting thing you can see on this beach is Tripia Petra, the rock that formed the arc, which is a sea gate of the beach. Legend has it that this is a magical gates. Those who pass through the floating gate receives as a gift an eternal youth. Now that we have discovered the secret, do not throw money on Botox and anti-aging creams, but go to the Lalaria.
Once you’ve made yourself younger by swimming, it is time for a short walk along the beach. Since we are all spoiled on the sandy beaches of Skiathos, for the rocky Lalaria, you will need flip-flops, slippers or any other footwear for water.
There are no restaurants, water sports, internet signal, lounge chairs, umbrellas and showers at this beach. Do you know how old Greek adage says: “Internet signal, turquoise and eternal youth do not go together.”
Koukounaries Beach – the largest beach on Skiathos
Koukounaries Beach is the beautiful spacious beach, which is in the same time the region in the southwest of the island of Skiathos. Her name in Greek means the cone and that word ideally describes the beach as it is surrounded by pine trees.
Beach Koukounaries Skiathos – How to get there?
The beach is, fortunately for all those who do not like walking, accessible from the main road. If you use public transportation, get off at the last stop and there you are!
Interesting facts about the beach Koukounaries
When you are already headed to the beach on your left, there is a national nature park and lake Strofilia, which is naturally associated with the sea. Koukounaries, despite the fact that is among the top 10 the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean, is a nature reserve with numerous protected plant species. Because of the commitment of local government and environmental groups preservation of the island, Koukounaries has a blue flag.
Koukounaries is the beach that will stimulate your senses guaranteed!
The smell of pine forest, which is constantly present in the air, is just one of the things which is characteristic for Koukounaries until black or white swans walk in the picture.
That is not the end of surprises that Koukounaries beach has to offer. Characteristic of this beach, which impresses everyone is sparkly sand, which literally shimmers in the water.
Hungry and thirsty on the beach Kukunaries?
Since the Koukounaries is long beach, it is rich in amenities such as bars and taverns. From the offer on the beach we recommend you “Beach Bar Thalassa” and “Kahlua Beach Bar”.
Thalassa is itself stands out due it is at the very beginning of the beach. If you had one too many gyros, I suggest you to dine in Thalassi.
The menu is quite various, so that in addition to standard meals have rice, pasta and excellent salads. We would recommend you our favorite – Thalassa salad. However, there is one small catch, every season is different.
So if it happens that on the menu is Thalassa salad with salmon, you must try it!
Kahlua is a little different, according to a group of people who are attracted to. The bar is almost at the other end of the beach and adapted for young people. If you’re in the mood for a cocktail, do not hesitate – they are great!
A few more useful information
If you were to rest in peace and quiet, away from the crowds and clamor, I suggest you to skip Kukunaries that day, but not pass it up.
It is ideal for sports, since it has enough space for play, unless it’s too crowded on the beach.
If you do not want to return by bus to the accommodation facilities, there is a boat that goes to the port of Skiathos. The price is a bit different than the price of bus tickets, but pleasure and comfort are far greater.
Send your impressions and comments! What do you like the best on the beach and what not? If you decide to swim at Kukunaries, see you there!
Bananistas – Synonymous with fun
Banana Beach is considered one of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Skiathos. One of the reasons it is so popular with young people, are the famous parties that last almost until midnight.
If you are wondering where the crowd of young people that are on the last bus station is going – the reply is to the beach Banana! Banana offers you the ideal combination: a beautiful sandy beach, water sports, great party and fascinating sunset.
How to get to Bananas?
As already mentioned, by getting off at the last bus stop. You will see a small shop located next to the road leading to Ampelaki and Bananas. You’ll need about 15 minute walk to the final destination.
When you hear the music, you will know that you are in the right place.
Banana Beach – A paradise for photographers
First of all it is important to note that the banana is not characterized only by party! Since it is located on the west side of the island, you can enjoy perhaps the most beautiful sunsets on the island! So, bring your camera to capture the moment!
If not for the party, you can be placed on another part of the beach which is a lot quieter. Or even on the nudist beach – Minor Banani, which is located in a separate part of the beach. So, beaches in every sense really offers everything for everyone!
On the beach there are deck chairs and umbrellas, but no one stopping you from using your own.
There are also catering facilities on the beach where you can drink or eat something from a varied menu.
Bananistas – A synonym for a good party
Good atmosphere is felt more at the entrance to the beach. Many young people, phenomenal music, positive atmosphere and great staff contribute to the great image of the beach. At the bar, in addition to phenomenal refreshing cocktails, you can snack something delicious.
If you stay until the end of the party, and did not come by car, make sure you secure your place on the bus to return to the center of Skiathos. Crowds at the station can be very overwhelming. It is better to return a bit earlier on than to stay without transportation.
Share your impressions and comments with everyone! If the Banana beach is your choice, we’ll see you at the party!
Ayia Eleni – Paradise for hedonists
Ayia Eleni is a beautiful beach located on the west side of the island of Skiathos. It is known for the most beautiful sunset on the island.
If you have decided to visit Skiathos, in addition to rest you would like to have fun on the beach, do not miss Ayia Eleni!
How to reach the beach Ayia Eleni?
The beach is 14km away from the city center. If you travel by public transportation, get off at the stop (25). It is less than ten minutes of walk on paved road, but the walking in this case, definitely is worth it!
About the beach and amenities
The beach is named after the namesake church, which is located nearby. Tucked away in the green pine trees that surround it, with a view to the mountains of Pelion in the distance.
In front of the beach bar there are deck chairs and umbrellas that you can rent. It is desirable to wake up early so you can take a good place.
There are also two bars where you can refresh and eat something. One of the bars is Ayia Eleni Summer Beach Bar, which, apart from chairs, refreshments and food, is the largest contributor in creating a good atmosphere on the beach. Light summer sounds in the beautiful setting of this bar will certainly not leave you indifferent!
If you like water sports, you are at the right place. On the beach there is a center for water sports, which provided a variety of activities for those who want to have fun on the water. In addition to skiing, banana rides and tires, there are less extreme activities. You can find here a detailed offer of water sports in Ayia Eleni Center.
For those who want to stay on land, there is a volleyball net on the beach. We could see who is better, and those who lose are buying drinks at the bar.
Also, if it is relevant, there is a toilet, shower and changing room that you can use on the beach.
Why Beach Ayia Eleni?
In addition to Banana, Ampelakia, Vromolimnos is considered one of the “more urban” beach. If you want to have fun during the day and enjoy the sunset and water sports, beach Ayia Eleni is for you!
We can say that the daily party on the beach Ayia Eleni is good reason to do come back to this beach for several times during your summer !