Koukounaries Beach pictured in late September, Skiathos.
Why holiday on Skiathos?
This is the most popular of Greece’s Sporades islands, even if it just 12 kms long and about 6kms wide.
It’s a cheap holiday destination close to the Greek mainland so requires only a short flight or ferry ride, it’s well-developed but not over-developed, with plenty of good value rental apartments and hotels, packed with excellent beaches (65) of all shapes and sizes but mainly coated with foot-friendly sand; the best sand is found in the island’s southerly half. Skiathos is much favoured by British sun seekers so locals are comfortable speaking English.
Little Banana beach, also known as Spartacus beach. Hard core Banana nudists as well as gays roam free a little further along the bay.