Skiathos is one of the most beautiful islands in Greece, and has some of the finest beaches you will find anywhere. The island thrives with greenery and vegetation, and each season here brings with a new landscape filled with new colours and aromas.The town of Koukounaris, located on the southwest of Skiathos is a very picturesque and traditional town, and one that provides the perfect setting for your holidays here in the Sporades Islands.
Koukounaris is well known throughout the island for its stunning beach with the pine trees stretching all the way down to the sea. Koukounaries is situated just 12km south from the main town of Skiathos. As well as offering close access to a selection of wonderful beaches, the town of Koukounaries is also home to the charming and truly inspirational "Lake Stroufylia" which is situated behind the main beach of the town.
Both the beach and lake surrounded by a forest of tall pine trees. This part of Skiathos is a very important ecosystem and lake has both salt and sweet waters. The area is also a sanctuary for birds, wildlife and fauna. All of these elements form to create a very unique and stunning landscape. Located to the west of Koukounaries is the famous "banana beach", which was known as Krasa in the ancient times. This beach is also extremely popular during the summer months, where visitor from all over the island come to enjoy the soft sand and clear blue waters. One can also take part in a variety of watersports in Koukounies, including scuba diving, as well as renting a boat.
Visitors to Koukounaries will find a lovely selection of tavernas, restaurants, cafes and ouzeries scattered along the coast and in the town. Koukounaries is truly a wonderful part of the island of Skiathos, and visitors here will most likely find themselves wanting to return year after year. At the "Golden Beach Hotel", we sincerely look forward to your arrival, and hope to introduce you to our delightful home town very soon.