Skiathos Island Things to Do

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  • Beach: Lalaria Beach

    by dimilag Written Jun 24, 2007

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    Lalaria is one of the nicest and most picturesque beaches of Greece and it is situated on the northeastern tip of the island. The northern winds fall with rage on the steep purely white cliffs, towering impressively over the sea.

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  • Beach: Chrisi Ammos (Golden Sand) - Mandraki Beach

    by dimilag Written Jun 24, 2007

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    This is most famous beach of Skiathos and one of the most widely - known beaches in Europe. It is known as "Chrisi Ammos - Golden Sand" since the sand there is extremely fine and shines under the summer sun. This beach offers the visitors its deep-blue, crystal-clear waters and a unique chance for a rest since the forest of Koukounaries reaches down to the sea.

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  • Beach: Koukounaries Beach

    by dimilag Written Jun 24, 2007

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    This is most famous beach of Skiathos and one of the most widely - known beaches in Europe. It is known as "Chrisi Ammos - Golden Sand" since the sand there is extremely fine and shines under the summer sun. This beach offers the visitors its deep-blue, crystal-clear waters and a unique chance for a rest since the forest of Koukounaries reaches down to the sea

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  • Beach: Banana Beach

    by dimilag Written Jun 24, 2007

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    Banana Beach is located in the south west of skiathos close to the last bus stop and about 30 minutes from Skiathos Town. It is actually a collection of three small naturist beaches where naturism is allowed and has been a favourite retreat for naturists from all over Europe for many years. It is the only area where nudism is permitted on the island and its outstanding beauty is unique and beyond comparison.

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  • Kastro

    by dimilag Written Jun 22, 2007

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    This is the site of the medieval capital of the island. The walled town was built in the 14th century and eventually after much travail abounded in 1829 with the foundation of Independent Greek State. The restored Church of Christ gives you an opportunity to view some unique wall paintings of post Byzantine art.

    A fifteen minute climb will give you a breathtaking view and make it easy to understand the reason it was chosen to avoid the attention of marauding pirates. In those far off days it had over three hundred homes and twenty churches. A part ruined mosque a crumbling wall and a cannon are all that remains of those far days. Access: The same as Kastro beach, then a 15 minute climb up steep steps.

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  • Skiathos Airport, a planespotters paradise

    by 22phil1970 Updated Apr 3, 2007

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    The one thing everbody who goes to Skithos should do once is take a walk to the old windmill at the end of the strip to watch the planes come in to land with a nice cold glass of Mythos. As the plane comes down it gets so close you can almost see the whites of the passangers eyes!

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  • Island Hopping

    by carlosdog Written Aug 2, 2006

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    Take a trip from Skaithos town, and go island hopping. We went to Skopelos and Alonissos.
    It gives you and idea of other island to maybe stay on another time. They are all different,and charming in their own ways. We also saw dolphins whilst going from one island to the other. Great day out, relaxing whilst seeing other beautiful places.

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  • Island Boat Trip

    by poshtroika Written Jun 11, 2006

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    Why book a more expensive Boat Trip around the island when a Boat calls at TROULOS BEACH about 10:00 hrs. Cost was 15 Euros which dropped to 12 during our stay. Russ & Katherine went twice and say it was wonderful. They had a Scooter so went and joined at start Koukoukarnaris Beach so then able to pick best place on boat. It was a far better trip than the reps Trip. Stopped for swimming and beaches on round trip returning trulos about 17:00 hrs.

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    Go Snorkeling!

    by chazgilbert Updated Jul 17, 2005

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    If you're going to Skiathos, you have to go snorkeling. You can buy a basic snorkeling kit for around 12 Euros, although there is a specialist shop in Skiathos town (on the main street) with more upmarket gear.

    The warm, clear and calm waters around the island make it perfect for snorkeling. There are fish everywhere - plus a few squids.

    Unfortunately I don't have a flash underwater camera so you'll just have to settle for a pic of me adjusting my goggles.

    Just look at the water...
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    Ayia Eleni Beach

    by chazgilbert Updated Jul 17, 2005

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    We stumbled across Ayia Eleni beach after making the mistake of walking on to Little Banana beach - too many naked middle-aged men. Ayia Eleni is just north of the two Bananas, looking west straight at the mainland, which looks surprisingly close.

    We arrived mid to late afternoon, just as other people were thinking of packing up - soon we had the beach almost to ourselves. A beautiful beach with a lovely taverna, water sports and a small bar. Just watch out for the wasps - I got a nasty sting.

    Ayia Eleni beach
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    Tsougria - the desert island

    by chazgilbert Updated Jul 17, 2005

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    Taking a trip to the tiny island of Tsougria is well worth it. Three boats a day leave from Skiathos town harbour, giving you a whole day on the island. Boats return to pick you up at 4, 5 or 6pm. (8 Euros).

    The beach is fantastic with a lovely Taverna. It's best to go here in early or late summer - I went in the first week of July, just as the crowds started arriving.

    The swimming is fantastic, and it's well advised to take a snorkel. You'll probably have to hire a lounger and sun-shade to keep out of the sun, this was 8 Euros.

    The boat docked at Tsougria
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    Kolios Beach and Taverna

    by chazgilbert Written Jul 17, 2005

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    Kolios was my home during my stay on Skiathos - it's about half way between Koukounaries and Skiathos town, just west of the Kalamaki peninsula.

    The Kolios beach taverna is my favourite on the island. Fantastic menu, relatively inexpensive food and friendly service. Kolios beach itself is fairly underrated, perhaps because it's not noticable from the road. It's probably the most sheltered beach on the island - the water is incredibly calm and clear, ideal for snorkeling.

    There are rarely large crowds on the beach, so it's simple finding a quiet spot. As well as the taverna, there's a small bar and soft drinks hut.

    Kolios beach
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    Skiathos town - Explore. Get lost. Find taverna.

    by chazgilbert Updated Jul 17, 2005

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    Skiathos town doesn't get particularly great reviews or descriptions, owing to a fair amount of commercialisation - there's even a McDonalds on the main street. But, if you venture off to the western side of town, things change completely. The streets are designed like a labyrinth, apparently to confuse any invading pirates. The streets and lanes are absolutely charming - it's easy to get lost and end up at some tucked-away taverna.

    Skiathos town has an outdoor theatre adjacent to the harbour on small peninsula jetting out into the sea, and an outdoor cinema. The harbour is a hive of activity offering tourists excursions to nearby islands and beaches. One tip - if you fancy a round-the-island tour, go with a local boatman rather than your holiday company. It's a lot cheaper.

    Skiathos town is a very safe place - even the mulleted kids seem friendly enough. Shops open until 1 or 2 in the morning should you fancy some late night shopping.

    Skiathos town has a seemingly infinite amount of tavernas, plus a decent selection of bars. You could easily spend all day and all night here without getting bored. For the best tavernas, head off the main tourist streets.

    The western side of Skiathos town (the nice part!)
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    Koukounaries beach

    by centrope Updated Nov 20, 2004

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    Koukounaries beach is probably the most famous spot of the Skiathos. It is now maybe 30 years ago, when the rich and glourious discovered this fascinating place and used to anchor their luxury yachts in this bay. All the area is no more a hidden treasure, but still retains its natural charm and unique character. The beach is a huge crescent with azure crystal clean water, bright sand and small pine forests in hinterland.

    Koukounaries beach

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    Koukounaries beach

    by centrope Written Nov 20, 2004

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    Although this beach is quite organised, with a lot of watersports, facilities, tavernas etc, you will probably enjoy the peace and tranquility of the late afternoons after all the crowds have loaded their trip boats and left for Skiathos town.

    Koukounaries beach

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