The Which Greek Island Skiathos beach guide offers an in depth look at the best beaches in Skiathos. The idea is to give you the pluses and minuses of the main beaches and what the facilities are at each beach
Tourist Beaches in Skiathos
The main tourist beaches in Skiathos are based on the south coast as these are easily accessible via the bus service that runs the length of the island. Koukounaries is ever popular, Banana is lively and Vassilias, Vromolimnos and Troulos are all great choices for those that want beaches with the full array of tourist facilities.
Secluded Skiathos Beaches
In contrast to the beaches above the secluded beaches are those on the north coast, you’ll have to get a hire vehicle or taxi to get to these northerly beaches but you’ll be rewarded with fantastic scenery and far less crowds.
Picturesque Beaches in Skiathos
Lalaria is a beach with great scenery, there are rocky sections of the coast, one of which has been eroded leaving a natural arch. Lalaria is a pebble beach and you need a boat trip to get to it.
Sandy Skiathos Beaches
Sandy beaches are one of the main reasons you come to Skiathos, almost all the beaches on the south coast are sandy and well looked after, if sandy beaches are your thing then you are very much looking at the right island.
Pebble Beaches in Skiathos
If you prefer pebble beaches then Lalaria and Megas Gialos are your only real options, other than getting a ferry over to neighbouring Skopelos. Skiathos probably isn’t for you if pebbles are your thing.
Must See Skiathos Beaches
In our opinion the Skiathos beaches that you really should try to take in whilst on the island are:
Koukounaries, it’s the beach that’s pictured in most of the travel brochures with a long glorious stretch of sand, row after row of sun loungers and a wealth of amenities like water sports, multiple tavernas and much more. Some would say it’s over commercialised, others love it, you can make your own mind up.
Mandraki, it’s one of the more quiet and sheltered beaches found on the northern coast but still has food, drink and loungers available, it’s a great option if you want to get away from the crowds and soak up the sun in a more peaceful setting.
Banana, this is the party beach, there’s a couple of tavernas that play club music to keep the more lively beach goers entertained. You’ll also find some of the best, high octane, water sports on Banana beach.
Top 27 Skiathos Beaches
Listed below are the 28 main beaches on Skiathos, all you have to do is click the ones you are interested in and that’ll take you to a page that gives you a more in depth look at that particular beach with descriptions, map, quick look icons and much more.
Alternatively click a filter to narrow down the list of beaches to just those that have the particular characteristic that you find desirable. When you choose a filter it removes any previous filters that were applied.
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