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Xanemos

Xanemos beach is around 300m long and really deep so even with 3 rows of sun loungers it doesn’t feel busy or crowded. Xanemos is a great option if you want to get away from the mass crowds and it’s just a short walk from Skiathos Town.

Lalaria

Lalaria is a shingle and pebble beach on the north of Skiathos island, it has amazing rock formations and is only accessible by private boat or tour. There are absolutely no facilities here so if you plan on visiting for the day you’ll need to bring your own food, drink.

Xenia

Xenia beach in Skiathos also known as Ampelakia beach is a long sandy beach just west of Koukounaries. It's surrounded by pine trees which offer some much needed shade. Children will enjoy Ampelakia as it has soft sand that’s great for building sand castles.

Ligaries

Ligaries beach lies on the north coast of Skiathos. The beach is made up of mainly sand but with stones around the entrance to the sea. There’s a couple of rows of sun loungers around the middle of the beach but still plenty of room to simply lay out a towel.

Little Banana

Little banana beach is located on the west coast of Skiathos and is the islands only official nudist beach. Little banana is often referred to as small banana beach. It's well organised with a taverna, luxury sun loungers and umbrellas available to hire too.

Mandraki Elias

Mandraki Elias Beach is a decent sized sandy beach on the south west of Skiathos but on the northern coast, as with most of the beaches on the north coast it sometimes suffers with wind and choppy seas so perhaps not ideal for kids.

Mandraki Xerxes

Mandraki Xerxes beach which is also known as Xerxes beach, Xerxes Mandraki beach or simply Mandraki beach is located on the north coast of Skiathos. It's a sandy beach with a taverna for refreshments as well as sun loungers with thatched umbrellas available.

Achladies

Achladies is a long, golden sand beach with several tavernas, there's a number of hotels nearby and sun loungers to hire, some with umbrellas and some without, there's also water sports, pedalos and boat hire available to keep everyone entertained.

Maratha

Maratha beach is found in the south west of Skiathos, it's around 250m wide but really slim with golden sand. It’s lined with pine trees making it shady at some points in the day which some people will welcome and others will find frustrating.

Agia Eleni

Agia Eleni beach is located just north of Banana beach on the west coast of Skiathos. It has lovely soft sand and clean water that’s great for swimming. The beach has sun loungers and several tavernas that play music for those enjoying the beach around them.
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