Skiathos Island is trendy, exciting, and beautiful. The island has dozens of beaches a vibrant nightlife. Clubs are open all night. Thousands of people visit Skiathos Island every year. While Koukounaries Beach is a favorite beach on Skiathos, there are a lot of other choices, too. Skiathos has an astounding 60 beaches from which to choose.
Aside from the beaches, shopping, and partying, there are other activities that will lure you to this beautiful island. The peninsula of Bourtzi is a must-see for nature-loves and romantics; there’s also a house museum for author Alexandros Papadiamantis on the island, according to Visit Greece. His former home, now a museum is called Papadiamantis House, and it’s located off of the street that bears his name.
The town of Skiathos is touristy, marked with white buildings, punctuated with red tiled roofs. Skiathos is tourist-friendly with plenty of eateries, accommodations and shops aimed at tourists.
When you arrive to Skiathos Town by sea, you will have a view like this.
Papadiamanti Street is one of the main drags in town. At night, people drink and party. During the day, the streets near Papadiamanti Street are perfect for shopping, eating, and tavern hopping. So, if you want to be near the action in Skiathos, it’s definitely a good idea to get a hotel in or around Papadimanti Street.
Check for available rooms at the Bourtzi Boutique Hotel, a small hotel with about 30 rooms. It’s run by two brothers, and former guests rave about the service there. The Bourtzi Boutique Hotel is a winner of the 2015 Traveler’s Choice Award from TripAdvisor.
You can’t visit Skiathos without going to the beach. Koukounaries Beach is a clean gorgeous beach that is ideal for families. The sea is relatively shallow, and you have to walk out for a while into the water until it gets deep. Koukounaries Beach is extremely popular; expect crowds in July and August, though. There are plenty amenities here like cool drinks, showers, and food.
Agia Eleni Beach
For another option, Agia Eleni Beach is a tiny beach in the vicinity of the main town. The sea is shallow, here too.
Lalaria Beach is a rocky beach that you can reach only by boat. Don’t pass up the opportunity to visit here on a private boat. The water, as you can see, is an outrageous shade of blue. Be sure to bring your camera and swim in these turquoise waters; you should definitely appreciate the romantic view. Boat tours are available from the Old Harbour in Skiathos.
Bourtzi peninsula in Skiathos is the site of an ancient fort; built by the Gizi brothers who lived there in the 1200s. There’s also a cafe, a cultural center, with meeting rooms, and a theater. Bourtzi has lush vegetation and great views.