Despite the number of tourists at the beach during the day, this is the favorite anchorage in Skiathos for some cruisers. There is a small harbor where, if there is any room you can tie side-to or take a line to the quay. Both places are usually occupied by flotillas.
It is best to anchor off the beach at about 6 m. Avoid the take-off lanes of the multiple water ski operators. You may be asked to move away from the western and central area off the beach and anchor only in the eastern end, outside the buoyed-off swimming area. The bottom is mostly sand and provides good holding, though there are some patches of rock to avoid.
The bay is sheltered from the meltemi (the Etesians) but exposed the southerlies (avoid in the fall). There is a lagoon behind the beach and, if you are lucky enough to be here on a quiet evening in the late spring, you may be treated to the wonderful spectacle of rare Eleanora`s falcons taking dragonflies on the wing over the lagoon.
About a 15 minute walk from the footbridge (turn left at the asphalt road) there are several groceries and restaurants.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.