Look forward to touching down in the Sporades islands, and visit this quintessentially Greek island destination with holidays to Koukounaries. Taking its name from the Greek word for a pine cone, there are lashings of natural beauty to go along with the glorious Mediterranean weather. This peaceful part of Skiathos is surrounded by mountainous pine forests that frame stunning beaches, perfect for soaking up some golden Greek sunshine.

Beautiful beaches

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.

Great activities

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.

Super attractions

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.