Mandraki Beach

If you search for a tranquil site, even at the peak of the summer season, then you should find your way to Mandraki beach. It is 15 km away from Skiathos town and luxury Skiathos hotels at the north side of the island. It is a remote beach, but luckily enough there is a canteen there for some cold drinks and snacks. Due to the fact that the access is not easy, there are a few people visiting, mainly locals and some adventurous tourists. The waters are amazingly clear, the beach is sandy and stretches for a few meters and the view is magnificent. In order to visit Mandraki, you need a motorbike, a 4X4 car or strong legs! So, you will reach Koukounaries beach by your vehicle and then you go through the forest from a track road. It is about a mile distance, meaning 30 minute of easy walk.

Elia Beach

It is another wonderful beach at the north side of the island. Again, you need to walk through the forest from Koukounaries. The scenery is fantastic. You walk through the lovely nature of the pine forest and enjoy amazing views. When you reach Elia, you discover a beautiful sandy beach with shallow waters. So, it is ideal for young kids, if they manage to walk the 20 minute distance. The waters can be shallow even for 100 meters of the shore! The waves can be very large at this part of the island, when it is windy, making it a lot of fun for wave games. The beach offers a few tourist facilities with sun beds and a small tavern.