Skiathos Koukounaries beach

General information

Koukounaries Beach: This is the most famous beach in Skiathos, therefore the most crowded. It is well-known for its extremely fine white sand and its fragrant pine trees forest from which the region took its name. It is considered as one of the best beaches in Greece but was also voted the most unspoiled natural beach of the Mediterranean. The beautiful crystal-clear deep blue waters are a real pleasure. Since the beach is well-organized, it offers many water sports, chairs, umbrellas, beach bars.

The region around the beach is full of restaurants, taverns and some hotel units. A local bus links this beach to the capital every 30 minutes. A biotope can be found in the pine forest boarding the beach where different species of plants and birds are protected. This place, as well as the beach, is developed for ecotourism, financed by the Municipality and the European Union.

Hotels in Koukounaries

We have made a selection of the best hotels in Koukounaries.
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Located in the area of Koukounaries, Elivi is a luxurious five-star hotel that combines various types of accommodation while offering all the modern comforts for a pleasurable retreat, including pools, restaurants and a wellness center.

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4 stars

Found on a hill above Koukounaries Bay, Skiathos Palace Hotel in Skiathos offers a stunning panorama of the deep blue sea. The hotel provides standard and luxury rooms and suites in a tranquil setting of pine trees and nice sandy beaches. All rooms are well-equipped with modern amenities, e.g. TV, ...


Mandraki Village

4 stars

Mandraki Village in Skiathos is nicely located in the beautiful Koukounaries. The beach is at a short walking distance. This unique idyllic spot between lush woods and the deep blue of the Aegean was the setting for the Hollywood musical Mamma Mia, while the cast was staying in Mandraki village. All ...


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1 Review
  • ivana26 04 Dec 2008
    Beach bars and sport clubs
    Koukounaries is one of the most famous beaches on Skiathos. Surrounded by a lot of greenery, it looks great from above. The water is very clean and there are some beach bars and sport clubs around. Kounanaries gets very busy and lively in summer. If you are an active type, you will love it. If you are looking for some quiet, better go in May or September, when the peak season is off but the weather is still good. In a small cove close to Koukounaries, I saw some naturists. I don't know though if it is an official naturist beach.