In my previous post about Skiathos I talked about what I liked in Skiathos and why I think it is one of the best Greek islands. I mentioned that it has around 65 beaches, considered to be one of the best in the whole Greece. All of them surrounded with pine trees, which gives them a nice surrounding and some natural shades. And all of that gave me the incentive to go and visit this beautiful island this summer. I didn’t have the chance to see so many beaches, as there are too many good ones, but I am sure that I will go there once again and explore its beaches in more depth.
City bus I mentioned takes you to all the important beaches on the south of the island. You just need to be careful not to miss the stop, as the bus conductor or driver sometimes neglect to mention what is the next stop. And also fair to mention is that it can be pretty crowded in the peak times, so there is a battle to enter the bus and grab a seat. So after a whole day on the sun when you feel exhausted from the beach, this can be tiring to catch a seat in a bus. Other solutions are to rent a bike, squad or car and be more flexible.
In this post I will focus on my top Skiathos beaches, actually the two beaches I loved while being there and some small info on the others which are also worth to see while in Skiathos. If you would rent a set of sun-umbrella with two sunbeds > it is 8 euros on all of the beaches. Hard to miss paying as there is always someone coming to collect money for. And drinks are not included, so expect to go to the beach bars and get yourselves coffees or drinks. Whenever in Greece, I always like to drink cold Freddo Cappuccino which is about 3-4 euros in general, but worth it, believe me 🙂
Fun @ Troulos beach
I would definitely recommend Troulos beach (bus stop #20) for young/old couples or families, as the approach to the sea is easy and convenient, even for children. There is a nice Troulos Bay hotel just at the beach, so to know in case you prefer to have accommodation like that. Quite a nice restaurant and pool area is also available and with free WiFi ( I am saying this because I didn’t catch WiFi on other beaches). Here are few photos to depict this beach 🙂
Fun @ Koukounaries beach
Koukounaries beach was my favorite of all the beaches and I spent most of the days of my holiday on it. It is the longest beach on Skiathos and most preferred one because it has lot of space – just maybe sunbeds are crowded next to each other – and there are free spaces at the beach if you prefer putting towels on the grass or sand with your own sun-umbrella. I was always situated in the second group of sunbeds, not the first one at the beginning (coming from the last bus stop #26). There is a nice beach bar Thalassa bar with cool music, coffees and some light snacks. The only thing I missed on this beach was a taverna to eat a proper meal if you want. This is also perfect beach for those who like calm, but also who like adventures with beach activities.
Here is a bit of me havin fun at beach 🙂
Lalaria is the best beach to see, but only accessible by boat and if not windy, and I am sad to have missed it, but I left it for the next time I come to Skiathos. It is without sun-umbrellas so when boat takes you there, you can get into the sea for swimming but afterwards you should have a good color already not to get yourself burnt. The agencies offer boat visits to Lalaria only and it costs around 12 eurs or along with Skopelos island visit, which is then around 20 euros – so you know in case you would like to visit it.
Kolios beach (bus stop #14) I didn’t like much as it was too calm, small and wild for my taste. The entrance into the water was a bit difficult and steep so if you have sensitive feet or children, watch out of this one. Another wild and calm beach is Agia Eleni (bus stop #25), so if you dislike big beaches with too many people and noise, then choose this one.
For younger people, recommended beaches would be Vrolimnos (bus stop #13) and Banana (bus stop #26) as there are beach bars with a bit louder music in the afternoon hours. Vrolimnos is with little rocks, just to mention that fact as all the others I mentioned were sandy beaches. Usually when I was leaving Koukounaries beach around 17-18h I saw a mass of people coming and going at those hours toward Banana beach, so that was when the party started on :-).
Megali Ammos (bus stop #5) is the city beach and I would not really recommended unless your accommodation is nearby and you have just 2-3 hours to spend on the beach.
Hopefully you enjoyed and I helped you a bit with giving you my preferences, but of course… we all might have different needs and wants from the beach itself. Go, see and explore 🙂