Best Beaches to Visit on Skiathos

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Skiathos is one of those gorgeous Greek islands that seems to have been created for the purpose of its beauty. In fact, it is especially known for its beaches, so the island tends to fill up during peak tourist season. If you want to visit the island for the purpose of spending time at its beaches, you may want to do so slightly off peak. For instance, June and September aren’t as busy but the weather is still gorgeous, which means it is perfect for any beachgoer. Here’s a look at some of the best beaches on Skiathos to visit during your stay:

Lalaria Beach

Located on the northern part of the island, Lalaria Beach has some of the most stunning scenery on Skiathos. Here, you will see some dramatic, white cliffs that seem to poke directly out of the sea. They surround the beach and offer a bit of shade during certain parts of the day. There are also plenty of caves to explore here, which makes this beach the perfect choice for those seeking a bit of adventure.

Koukounaries Beach

One of the most popular beaches on the island, Koukounaries Beach is a popular favorite for locals and tourists alike. During peak tourist season, this is the beach that seems to feel the swell of the crowds the most, especially since it is considered to be one of the best. The beach is surrounded by pine trees and is also made up of soft sand that is easy on the feet, especially during hot days. It is also an organized beach and there are sun beds and umbrellas to rent. There are plenty of services nearby too, such as restaurants and tavernas, which means that being here is the perfect way to pass the day.

Banana Beach

If you want to spend time at a beach that also has fine, soft sand and is surrounded by pine trees, but don’t want to deal with the large crowds, consider heading to Banana Beach, which is close to Koukounaries Beach. This beach is also both gorgeous and organized, but it is often bypassed in favor of Koukounaries. This beach is worth your time, however, especially if you’re looking to avoid the crowds. However, this beach has a charm all its own and really shouldn’t be compared to strongly to Koukounaries. The long strip of beach is part of what gives the beach its name and its inherent charm.

Kanapitsa Beach

If you’re looking for a beach that is considered to be fun and family friendly, Kanapitsa Beach should be your first choice. Ideal for lounging in the sun and swimming, this beach provides a great place for families to spend the day. This is also a great place for water sports such as snorkeling and scuba diving.

As you can see, there is a beach located on the Greek island of Skiathos to suit every style. Besides lounging in the sun, most beaches in Skiathos are also great for swimming and are close enough to activities such as shopping to offer a great way to pass the time.

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