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Agios Fokas

Agios Fokas beach is found on the south east corner of Kos, just east of Thermes beach. There isn’t much in the area other than some upscale beach front hotels with spas and large pools. At the beach there's a trendy beach club, loungers and kids play area.

Kanapitsa

Kanapitsa is a narrow sandy beach on the east coast of the Kalamaki peninsula. To get to Kanapitsa beach get off the bus at stop 12 and take the 15 minute walk along the coastal road, you can also use the water taxi that runs to and from Skiathos Town.

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.

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.

Ionio

Ionio beach is a continuation of Banana beach on the north coast of the Vasilikos peninsula, it's just 10m deep in some places but over 40 in other areas and around 300m long with the entire length from Banana beach up past Ionio beach being way over a kilometre.

Laganas

beach is sandy and absolutely huge, it's covered in rows and rows of sun loungers that are quite tightly packed in. Beach side bars play music and water sports like ringos, jetskis, banana boats and more keeps everyone entertained throughout the day.

St Nicholas

St Nicholas beach, also known as Agios Nikolaos is on the east coast of the Vasilikos peninsular. It’s largely covered in sun loungers with just a small section at the northern end left clear, this is also where you'll find the small church that gives the beach it's name.

Banana

Banana beach is over 500m long before it merges into Ionio beach, it's also up to 80m deep in places so it's a huge expanse of gorgeous soft sand that's perfect for families with youngsters who want to play in the sand, build castles or dig holes.

Astrakeri

Astrakeri is on the north coast of Corfu between Roda and Sidari. It's a large rustic beach with minimal facilities, it'is mainly sand but with some pebbles in places, the water is shallow which means it’s ideal for kids but it does drop steeply once you get a bit further out.

Pelekas

Pelekas beach is large and sandy and never feels over crowded. It has calm waters that stay shallow a fair way out making it great for kids as they can safely build sandcastles, dig a hole in the sand or play in the shallow waters without fear of it suddenly dropping off.
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