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Propped up on the west side of Skiathos Island, and surrounded by giant, thick forests of pine trees Koukounaries is a natural beauty that has grown in popularity and become one of the premiere beach vacation destinations in all of Greece.
One of the most popular destinations in all of Koukounaries is the blue flag rated beach which is over a kilometer of soft, golden sand sweeping across the front of a wonderful line of pine trees that give the beach a lot of natural shade. Not only is the beach lined with pine trees, but there are numerous sun loungers and beach umbrellas lining the beach, so there is plenty of spots for laying back, and soaking in the wonderful sun, and the enjoying the warm, crisp water.
The amenities around the beach area are also plenty. There are bars and restaurants surrounding the beach area, making it perfect for grabbing a bite to eat or grabbing an adult beverage after a long day of soaking in the hot, Greek sun.
The waters at the Koukounaries beach are crisp, clean and spotless, as well as shallow, making them perfect for a family-friendly vacation destination. While it is perfect for swimming and dipping in for a cool down, but it is also the perfect place to partake in some fantastic water sports.
Koukounaries is the perfect spot to try your hand at scuba diving,snorkeling, or even jet skiing. And while there are plenty of on- and under-water adventures, there are also plenty of on-land adventures to be had, as well. With so many pine-clad trails to wander around, you and your travel companions can find excitement in all aspects of your island stay.
With its location so close to the Skiathos capital, Skiathos Town, a vacation to Koukounaries is the perfect place to visit in order to also have the more cosmopolitan town in prime location for a day trip. While staying in any one of Koukounaries wonderful hotels, you can easily take a quick day trip to the city where they filmed Mamma Mia. Here you can take in the beauty of the harbour front, or take a tour of the former home of 19th-century writer Alexandros Papadiamantis, which has been transformed into a museum. Skiathos Town is also a great destination for going on shopping excursions, as well as gastronomic adventures.
Thanks to the wonderful Mediterranean weather that Skiathos is blessed with, there are no bad times of the year to plan a visit to the pine-forest clad wonder of Koukounaries. In the summer time the temperature averages around the 30s, making it the perfect weather for indulging in the beach life, as well as all of the wonderful nature surrounding the area. Come the winter months, the temperature only drops to an average of 20, which is still wonderful weather for enjoying everything the wonderful Skiathos town has to offer.