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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.

Megali Ammos

Megali Ammos is a narrow beach just outside Skiathos Town at bus stop 4. It's easily walk-able from the Town and for that reason it can get very busy in the high season. There are tavernas and water sports, the water is crystal clear and the sand is soft and golden.

Agia Paraskevi

Agia Paraskevi is a lovely sandy beach, that's popular but not too crowded. It has great facilities including particularly nice sun loungers. The beach is great for kids as the water shelves gently into the sea so youngsters can play safely in the shallow water.

Megalos Aselinos

Megalos Aselinos beach is on the Northern side of Skiathos island. The beach is vast and sandy with sun loungers and a large taverna serving food, drinks and snacks all day. Megalos Aselinos beach is a popular stop off for some of the boat trips that go round the island.

Papadiamantis House

The Papadiamantis House is a museum in Skiathos town dedicated to the writer Alexandros Papadiamantis who lived and worked there. He wrote nearly 200 short stories, mostly about Greek island life. The museum is like a shrine containing his personal possessions.

Open Air Cinema

The open air cinema is located on Papadiamantis street in Skiathos town, just a couple of minutes walk from the harbour. The cinema is open during the peak summer months and shows a variety of films with the ABBA movie Mamma Mia! being most popular.

Evangelistria Monastery

The Monastery Evangelistria in Skiathos is the most appealing of the island’s religious sites. It's beautifully well kept with flowers, bunting and immaculate grounds making it a peaceful place to have a wander around or spend some time to yourself.
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