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Agia Paraskevi

Agia Paraskevi, also known as Platanias is similar to Achladies in that it’s a fairly small resort with a good selection of hotels, a picturesque bay and a lovely beach. It’s located towards the south of Skiathos island at bus stop 16, just west of the kalamaki peninsular.

Kanapitsa

Kanapitsa is a beautiful peninsula towards the south of Skiahtos down at bus stop 12. It's around 6km from the capital Skiathos Town which is a short 10-15 minute drive. Kanapitsa has a quiet and relaxed feel with a few tavernas scattered about.

Kolios

Kolios is on the south of Skiathos island, just west of the Kalamaki peninsula and around 6.5km to the capital Skiathos Town. Kolios has a lovely beach, a couple of shops and tavernas as well as a handful of hotels so you’ve got everything you need for a relaxed stay,

Koukounaries

The village of Koukounaries is much smaller than you'd expect being connected to such a popular beach, it's basically a single main road that has a number of restaurants, supermarkets and other tourist facilities dotted along it, there's not much nightlife though.

Megali Ammos

Megali Ammos is within walking distance of the islands capital Skiathos Town and the name literally means "big beach" so it's easy to see why it's a popular place to stay. The beach is about a kilometre long, it's narrow and has shingle in places and soft sand in others.

Skiathos Town

Skiathos Town or Chora is the main harbour for the island and capital of Skiathos. This will be the best place to stay for a lot of people travelling to Skiathos. It offers plenty of bars and restaurants for the evenings and is on the main road so it’s easy to travel to and from.

Troulos

Troulos is a laid-back and relatively quiet resort on the southern end of Skiathos. It’s based around an impressive bay and has a number of quality beaches to choose from. There's no village centre but there are a few shops, restaurants and bars spread out in the area.

Vassilias

Vassilias is a relaxed resort tucked into the Skiathos hillside, it's part way between Skiathos Town and the Kalamaki peninsula so getting about is easy. Vassilias is at bus stop 8 so you can catch the bus north to the capital or south to the other resorts and beaches.

Achladies

Achladies isn't really a village as such, it's more just a collection of hotels and apartments with a couple of beach side tavernas, a couple of supermarkets, a bar and a bakery. It's not far from Skiathos town which you can reach easily by water taxi or bus.

Koukounaries

Koukounaries is probably the most popular beach in Skiathos, and with good reason, it’s a picture perfect beach with fine white sand, crystal clear water and pine trees lining the shore. Koukounaries beach has a good selection of water sports and tavernas.
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