You’ll find this stunning island escape at the western end of the island of Skiathos, sitting pretty against a mountainous backdrop and fragrant pine forests. Holidays to Koukounaries (that’s Greek for pine cone) will take you to a traditional town with one of the finest beaches anywhere in the Aegean. Make the most of the glorious summer sunshine and relax on the beach, or head out to the turquoise sea to tackle watersports adventures. Whether you’re travelling as a couple or a family, Koukounaries holidays have something for everyone.
Things to do
Koukounaries’ legendary Blue Flag beach is a big draw for holidaymakers. Here you can bask in the sun amid spectacular surroundings, before heading for an alfresco dinner at one of the chic beachfront restaurants. If you’re feeling energetic, you can make the most of thrilling water sports on offer here, including reef walking and diving. And if you want to take a break from the beach and explore local culture, why not pay the Monastery of Panagia Evangelistria a visit?
If you’re going to Skiathos for a relaxing beach holiday, then Koukounaries is the place for you. Head down to the picture-perfect gold-sand Koukounaries Beach, and settle down on a sun lounger for a restful day with a good book. Or seek out Hidden Beach, a secluded little stretch where things are nice and quiet.
When it’s time for some action, you can take your pick from a wonderful set of activities to get the pulse racing. Try watersports like jet skiing and waterskiing, go on a sailing trip around the coast, or take things at your own pace and hire a boat for the day. Drop anchor in a quiet little cove as you look for a secluded patch of paradise to call your own.
Koukounaries is ideal for all manner of holidays, whether you’re going away with your family, friends or partner. There are some fantastic attractions that you can visit, including the impressive Castle of Skiathos and the Monastery of Panagia. Skiathos Town is a lovely spot to spend an evening, where you can wander the narrow streets looking for a family-run taverna for dinner. Try local specialities like moussaka or have a crisp Greek salad while a guitar player strums traditional folk tunes by your table.
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