To get to Koukounaries from Skiathos
town, 9 kilometers away, take a bus from the landing stage. This
goverment protected beach looks like a tropical Pacific paradise.
It is a splendid setting, bordered by a forest of pine trees. For
the most active visitors there is a large watersports complex
right at the end of the beach.
To the far west of the island, 12
kilometers from Skiathos town. Banana beach actually comprises two
sweet little beaches. If you want to sunbathe in the nude, head
straight for the smaller of the two, behind the rocks. Watersports
such as windsurfing, waterskiing and parascending are available.
Lalaria is a shingle beach with
soaring cliffs, only accessible by boat. There are numerous
fishing boats departures in the morning from the port. It is worth bearing in mind that there are no tavernas there. There is a big hole in the rocks. The hole is partly beneath the surface of the water and is big enough for the boats to pass through.
You can get to Mandraki beach on
foot by a lovely path through the pine trees. A big, well
preserved sandy beach, less crowded than others because it takes
practically an hour to walk to it. This place is ideal for relaxing far from the noise of the popular crowded beaches, within a natural landscape.
Agia Eleni is on the right, before
you reach Koukounaries beach, coming from the Skiathos town
direction. It is a small, fine sand beach nestling in a pretty
cove. The beach owes its name to the homonymous small church, whose white color goes very well along with the blue of the sea, the green of the trees and the golden sand.