A popular resort with a sweeping crescent of golden sand backed by pine trees and a picturesque lake, offering spectacular views.
Koukounaries is a popular beach resort with a sweeping crescent of golden sand backed by pine trees and a picturesque lake with views so spectacular they will take your breath away.
Close by is an excellent beach - commonly referred to as Banana Beach and Skiathos Town is only a 30 minutes' drive away. Ideal for those seeking a quiet relaxing holiday with stunning views on the island.
Things To Do
Koukounaries Holidays - Excursions
Sunset Cruise: Admire the stunning scenery and sail across the clear waters of the Aegean Sea and stroll though the local village. Dine at a traditional Greek taverna and stargaze whilst sailing back to port.
Secret Skiathos: The only way to sail around the island in a day and uncover the true mix of beaches and stunning scenery. Why not swim at the famous Lalaria beach, which is one of a few swim stop during the day. Step back in time on visit the old capital Kastro. Remember shhhhhhhhhh its a secret.
Aegean Blue: Visit the two neighbouring islands of Skopelos and Alonissos in one day. Go back in time with a guided walk though the narrow streets of Skopelos or relax in a local café and watch the world go by. See the island where Mama Mia was filmed and be your very own Dancing Queen.
VIP Catamaran Experience: For an all inclusive day out relax, soak up the sun and be a VIP for the day. Sailing towards the crystal clear waters of Panormos Bay.
Snorkelling Safari: Discover the underwater world and try to find nemo, in the clear waters surrounding Skiathos. This day will provide you with unforgettable encounters with the underwater world.
Walkabout: Join your reps to meander the small cobble streets of Skiathos Town, with a guided tour on some of the hidden treasures and stories and myths behind the town. The first drink is on your rep.
For further information and to secure your place on all the above exciting days and nights out, see your Olympic representative in the resort. The best time to book would be at the Welcome Get Together on the day after arrival.
Things To See
Fish market and Old port of Skiathos Town: The 'Bourtzi' is situated here. It is a tiny peninsula in the harbour which used to be a Venetians citadel with remains of the 13 century wall and canons.
Monastery of Evangelistria: has some amazing surroundings and is open for the public to visit. Evangelistra also has a small museum with various objects from its history. There is a bus that links the monastery and Chora several times a day.
The medieval capital Kastro: reached by one of the boat trips around the island, or by driving almost all the way and then walking. Don't miss the Church of Christ and the old houses.
Alexandros Papadiamantis Museum: It is the house in which Alexandros Papadiamantis, one of the most important Greek authors of the past century, used to live. The 1st floor is preserved as the house of Alexandros Papadiamantis with its original furniture and objects of the time, whereas the ground floor is functioning as an exhibition room.