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Skiathos Beaches


Skiathos Beaches

Blue Flag beaches 
Awarded to organized beaches and marinas that meet 33 strict requirements, the “Blue Flag” is a global symbol of quality that includes, among other things, exceptional swimming water quality, cleanliness, environmental education/information/management, protection of the beach and coastal area environment, and safety of swimmers and visitors.


Agia Paraskevi beach ( only 300 m from Elizabeth Studios)
A large beach with clean seas and excellent golden sand is located adjacent to the chapel of Agia Paraskevi, 8.5 kilometers southwest of the town of Skiathos. The beach is extremely organized, has a Blue Flag, offers a wide variety of water sports, and has a large number of hotels, restaurants, and bars.


By car or bus, it is relatively simple to get there. In addition, one of the island’s protected wetlands is located in Agia Paraskevi.

According to the present Regulation, a beach can be nominated for the award of a “Blue Flag” after a year has passed in which it will have fully complied with the awarding requirements, and when the committee in charge has confirmed this, the beach can get the award the following year.

The national operator of the international “Blue Flag” program in Greece is the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature (HSPN). This year, the honor was given to 545 coastlines, 16 marinas, and 6 tourism boats. Out of 49 countries, Greece is ranked second globally. Ten of the Sporades’ 11 Blue Flag beaches are on the island of Skiathos.

For Koukounaries and Maratha beaches, the Municipality of Skiathos received two Blue Flags each for 2020. For the beaches Koukounaries, Maratha, Megali Ammos, Vasilias, Achladies, Tzaneria, Vromolimnos, Agia Paraskevi, Troulos, and Kanapitsa, Skiathos received ten Blue Flags in May 2021. The ten Blue Flags that fly from Skiathos’ beaches stand for the extraordinary quality of the seas and the high standard of services provided, assuring public health and environmental protection through cleanliness and hygiene standards.

The “Blue Flag” is the most well-known and widely accepted ecological quality mark in the world. As the oldest NGO in our nation dedicated to environmental protection, HSPN highlights the significance of this year’s record number of Blue Flags for Greece, in part because it falls in line with festivities marking the organization’s 70th anniversary.


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