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.
Mikros Aselinos or Small Aselinos is a petite sandy beach with a few sun loungers to hire and one wooden shack style taverna for snacks and refreshments, outside the taverna there are quirky sculptures made from driftwood which adds a little interest.
Agistros beach is right next to Elias beach on the north coast of Skiathos, it’s a 45 minute walk along a shaded track from bus stop 23 to get to the beach, once there you’ll be treated to the usual golden sand and crystal clear waters that are typical of Skiathos.
Troulos beach has soft golden sand and is well organised with several tavernas for food and drinks. There’s a large hotel right on the beach who allow people to use their bar, toilets and swimming pool which can make for a nice change from swimming in the sea.
Big Banana beach is one of the most well known and popular beaches on Skiathos. It has tightly packed rows of luxury sun loungers in the middle of the beach, water sports are available and music plays to entertain beach goers throughout the day.
Tzaneria beach is approximately 120m long, it consists of coarse sand and lots of facilities including rows and rows of sun loungers, a taverna that plays music and serves food and drinks, water sports like pedalos, boat hire and other thrill rides.
Ftelia beach is just over a kilometer from Skiathos Town in a south westerly direction, just past Megali Ammos. It's a long sandy beach with crystal clear waters. There aren't any tavernas or water sports on Ftelia which is what some people love about it.
Vassilias beach is roughly half way between Skiathos Town and the Kalamaki peninsular it's a narrow beach that’s well organised with plenty of sun loungers and umbrellas, a beach taverna and a huge array of water sports, canoes and boat hire.
Makris Gialos beach is on the north east coast of Zakynthos, it's small at just 160m long and a narrow 15m at it’s widest. It’s pebble under foot and the water is crystal clear but does get deep quickly so not ideal for kids or weak swimmers.
Porto Koukla is in the bay of Laganas, south west of Agios Sostis beach, it's just 10m wide but stretches for around 200m. There’s a single row of sun loungers and a taverna on the grass verge behind the beach which offers lovely views of Marathonisi island.