This is most famous beach of Skiathos and one of the most widely - known beaches in Europe. It is known as "Chrisi Ammos - Golden Sand" since the sand there is extremely fine and shines under the summer sun. This beach offers the visitors its deep-blue, crystal-clear waters and a unique chance for a rest since the forest of Koukounaries reaches down to the sea. In this forest, there is the lagoon of Strofylia which together with the forest of Koukounaries are a rate aquatic natural reverse. this is protected under the supervision of the Municipality of Skiathos. There is a large variety of hotels, hostels, camping sites, tavernas, restaurants, bars, "ouzeri", and cafes in Koukounaries. You are also able to do the water sports of your choice, or even rent a boat or play tennis in onr of the nearby hotels. The beach of Koukounaries is situated on the southwestern tip of Skiathos. Apart from all the above, the sunset is spectacular there and it is something worth experiencing.