Koukounaries beach in Skiathos island
The most famous beach of Skiathos and one of our country’s most internationally known. It is called "Chrisi Ammos” (Golden Sand) as its sand is very fine and shines under the summer sun. It has been nominated several times as being among the best beaches in the Mediterranean.
Out of the blue, crystal clear waters, this beach offers a unique opportunity for relaxation and enjoyment, as the forest of Koukounaries reaches down to the sea, with the Strofylia Lagoon (located therein), a rare wetland, which is now a protected area.
The beach of Koukounaries has been repeatedly awarded with the Blue Flag, a tribute for the beaches and marinas in Greece, which shows the quality of the service, the cleanliness of the sea and the level of organization of the beach.
In Koukounaries you will find a large number of hotels, hostels, and many taverns, restaurants, bars, ouzo bars, cafes.
It is situated on the southwestern tip of the island and is organized with sun beds, umbrellas, lifeguards and water sports companies.
From Koukounaries beach you will enjoy the sunset the area offers.
Access is very easy with your own car, taxi or municipal public transportation which is very dense.
For your stay in Skiathos, you can book a room in one of the hotels and Bed & Breakfast inns.
In the town of Skiathos (Chora), as well as in many other areas of the island, there are hotels and accommodations of various categories and types (rooms to let, residences, Bed & Breakfast inns, studios, hostels, guesthouses and furnished apartments) that can satisfy every visitor's demands and needs for a pleasant and enjoyable stay.
You will find wonderful hotels, rooms and apartments to let of all categories and price ranges.
You can reach Skiathos by ship or speedboat mainly from the ports of Volos and Agios Konstantinos.
Regular flying dolphin and catamaran routes link Skiathos to Ag. Konstantinos, Volos, Thessaloniki, Alonissos, Glossa (Skopelos) and Skopelos. Skiathos is connected, especially during summer period, to Alonissos, Glossa Skopelos, Skopelos, Syros, Thira, Paros, Heraklion, Tinos and Naxos.
The airline connection from Alonissos to Athens and other Greek regions and cities abroad is via Skiathos. There are regular routes that last 35 min. The island is connected directly to air charter flights, especially during the summer season with: Amsterdam, Vienna, Copenhagen, Milan, Berlin, Belgrade, Gothenburg, Zurich, Manchester, London, Munich, Oslo, Dusseldorf, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Frankfurt.
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For your convenience, you can use the route map on the field “Routes” with information about the mileage, the time you need and the route you will follow, selecting the points of interest.