Mandraki beach - Elia beach in Skiathos island
In this area there are three magnificent bays: the port of Xerxes, Elia Bay and Agistros Beach. Here the landscape starts changing as we move north and becomes wilder and more imposing.
The three bays are magnificent and impressive. To encounter these beaches one must walk through a beautiful pine forest with a sandy soil.
It features a beautiful landscape and a calm, clear sea that offers an enjoyable and pleasant swim.
A two-wheeled vehicle is the best choice for accessing the beach, as you can get right down to the waterfront with it, otherwise you will have to walk from the Koukounaries forest or, by a car, passing the forest, via a dirt road through St. Eleni.
It is located about 4 km. from Koukounaries, it is not organized but has an amazing sea and a beautiful natural environment without the crowds or the bustle of other busy beaches. Elia beach is next to Agistros beach.
The best way to get to Elia is with the excursion boats from the port of Skiathos or with a two-wheeler. If you use your car, you will have to leave it 2 kilometers from the beach.
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.