The Beaches of Skyros Island

Crystal clear waters, pine trees by the sea and golden sand

Located in the heart of the Aegean Sea, Skyros island has striking nature and amazing coasts. It is one of the most sparsely populated Greek islands and a unique place to explore. Various species of migratory birds nest each winter in the island’s green Natura 2000 protected areas, while more than 180 beaches offer a plethora of options.

The “twin” beaches of Molos and Magazia are among the island’s busiest and together form an impressive unified stretch of coastline. They are located at a short distance from Chora (the main town) and about 11.5 km from Skyros port. Both beaches offer a handful of amenities. Their beautiful golden sand and deep blue shallow waters will please everyone. Moreso, they are children-friendly and offer a view of the Castle high up in Chora.

Boasting a traditional windmill on its edge, the sandy Gyrismata beach is popular and easy to reach. Despite its popularity it is a tranquil and relaxing place where one can enjoy the refreshing cool water.

Surrounded by lush hills, Pefkos (meaning pine in Greek) beach justifies its name, as pine trees reach all the way to the beach, providing ample shade. The beautiful bay offers shelter from the winds.

Kalamitsa is a particularly popular among water sports enthusiasts, and especially windsurfers, Kalamitsa is a beautiful beach stretching over a large area and is ideal for those in search of a relaxed vibe. Kalamitsa can be combined with a visit to the nearby villages of the same name.

Parents will love Acherounes beach because of its calm, shallow waters, golden sand and the carefree atmosphere. It is one of the most popular beaches on the island, where you can enjoy the sea in an area sheltered from the wind by the surrounding hills.

Agios Petros is a secluded beach that is reached via a dirt road of a few kilometers, and everyone agrees it is worth the trouble. For many, Agios Petros is the island’s most special beach. Located in the greener northern part of Skyros, it boasts turquoise waters, golden sand and shiny pebbles, as well as hundreds of pine and cedar trees, almost reaching the shoreline. There is also a very small beach next to Agios Petros within swimming distance.

Agalipa stands out among other beaches of the island because of the boat wreck found on the shore. This remote beach has clear blue waters but you’ll need to take a 20 minutes walk to get there. The simplest way to reach the beach is by sea.