Famous beach known around the world for its round pebbles and the Leaky Stone that stands proud and protects the beach. Located in the northeast coast. Its name comes from the white, almost round pebbles which in local parlance are called lalaria. The pebbles were created and continue to be created every day, for millions of years, as the furious foaming wave falls with great force on the dazzling white cliffs of the steep and inaccessible coastline. Inaccessible from the land, whenever the weather allows, if no north wind blows, people arrive by boat to enjoy the crystal clear Aegean Sea. Whenever north wind blows no one dares to approach the beach, because there is no place to safeguard anyone from the wild sea. The beach can be reached by small private boats, but only if you know the waters and the route.
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Edition: March 2010
For the first time the island’s entire coastline is mapped with a specially equipped and staffed cartographic vessel.
Horse Riding Club
Skiathos Horse Riding Center is located at the south west part of Skiathos island, at the Mandraki area, which is famous for the beautiful beaches and green landscapes. Riders can explore the wonderful islands of Skiathos, choosing one of the available horse riding tours.
Horse Riding Club
Explore Skiathos island on the back of a horse! The horse-riding center in Koukounaries offers daily tours for beginners, more experienced riders and, of cours,e kids. Koukounaries is a location and a beach in the southwest part of the island of Skiathos in Greece.
Beautiful sandy beach located 8 km southwest of the city of Skiathos on the south coast of the island roughly 3 kilometers west of Platanias, on the way to Koukounaries in front of the homonymous tourist resort settlement. Due to its location, the beach is sheltered from north winds.
The beach of Xanemos, a beach with large pebbles, is situated some 3,5 kilometers northeastern to the town of Skiathos, within a cove, at the eastern coast of the island. It owes its name to the fact that it is totally open to the strong northern winds blowing in the area with very cold waters.
Beautiful small sandy beach in the southern part of the western edge of the island, next to the Megali Mpanana separated by a large rock. The relevant isolation makes it very popular to nudists, especially since they moved here from the Megali Mpanana.
Beautiful sandy beach located about 14 km west of the town of Skiathos in the southern part of the western edge of the island, after Koukounaries. Formerly called Krassa bay, its current name derives from the peculiar shape that looks like banana, It used to be a nudists’r shelter but in recent years, they moved to Mikri Banana nearby.
The nice sandy beach of Maratha is situated at the southern coast of the island, well protected by the strong northern winds, at a distance of some 12 kilometers southwestern to the town of Skiathos, before arriving to Koukounaries. The beach has great facilities and sea sports.
Isolated rocky beach with very few sand just below the famous medieval castle, from where it took its name, located about 13 km north of the town of Skiathos, on the north coast of the island, inside an opening of the northeast cove. At the top of the beach there is a café, a restaurant and a tavern.
Very small and beautiful sandy beach about 15 km west of the town of Skiathos at the west end of the island, about two kilometers west of Koukounaries. The name Kryfi Ammos means hidden sand as the beach is literally hidden from sight behind small hills and rocks.
Beautiful isolated sandy beach about 15 km west of the town of Skiathos at the west end on the island inside an opening of the north cove. Located next to Elia beach, Agkistro beach has no facilities but the sea is crystal clear and the environment peaceful and exotic.
Beautiful but relatively isolated and small sandy beach about 16 km northwest of the town of Skiathos, on the northwest coast of the island inside an opening to the north cove. The Holy Monastery of Panagia Eikonistra (Kounistra) is nearby and is worthy of a visit.
Being the first diving school operating on Skiathos since 1990, we can guarantee the best dives around the island. Due to the new diving law in Greece there are no restrictions in regard to the dive sites anymore, so diving is possible everywhere.