Explore the beaches of Skiathos!
Skiathos is internationally famous for its pretty beaches with the emerald waters. Each of them has its own grace and beauty. Visit Megali Ammos, Achladies and Vasilias roughly at the center of the island and very close to the town of Skiathos. A little to the southwest are the beaches of Vromolimnos, Agia Paraskevi, Troulos and the world-famous Koukounaries, which has been included among the best Mediterranean beaches several times. The northwest part of the island is different as it becomes a little wilder. Here you can find the charming beaches of Kryfi Ammos, Mandraki, Elia, Megalos Aselinos and Mikros Aselinos. A little to the north, the famous Lalaria beach, one of the prettiest in Greece. The huge stone with the arch underneath, the emerald waters and the round pebbles are its great attractions. The only way to get there is by sea, starting in the morning by boat from the port or you can even hire a vessel. On the northernmost tip of the island, below the old medieval town of Skiathos, lies a really amazing beach called Kastro meaning castle. The castle used to serve as a refuge of the people of Skiathos for approximately five centuries. Finally, the islets of Tsoungria and Arkos are worth visiting. Just get on one of the little boats leaving the port of Skiathos every day.
Skiathos is an island where you can visit both cultural and natural sights that reflect the unique character of the island by combining natural beauty with culture. He main cultural sights of the island include churches and monasteries, such as Evangelistria Monastery and the monastery of Panagia Kounistra, the Bourtzi stronghold, a little peninsula in the port of the town of Skiathos, which was an actual stronghold in the past, and the house/museum of the famous Greek writer Alexandros Papadiamantis a few metres from the new port of the town. On the northernmost tip of the island, below the old medieval town of Skiathos, lies a really amazing beach called Kastro meaning castle. The castle used to serve as a refuge of the people of Skiathos for approximately five centuries and is a must for every visitor. Skiathos is also famous for its natural scenery. Lalaria beach, at the northeast corner of the island, is one of the most beautiful in Greece. The majestic view of the beach fills the visitors with awe and wonder when they first see it. The huge stone with the opening, the striking cliffs that start from the top of the slope and reach the back side of the coast, the round pebbles, are only some of the inexplicable elements of the nature, which never end in this area. The beach of Koukounaries is the most famous beach of Skiathos and one of the most internationally recognized sandy beaches of our country. It has been included among the best Mediterranean beaches several times. Finally, exactly opposite Skiathos, you can visit the islet of Tsoungria, a vivid green piece of land full of pines and olives surrounded by amazing emerald waters.