You can get to Mandraki beach on foot by a lovely path through the pine trees. A big, well preserved sandy beach, less crowded than others because it takes practically an hour to walk to it. This place is ideal for relaxing far from the noise of the popular crowded beaches, within a natural landscape.
Agia Eleni is on the right, before you reach Koukounaries beach, coming from the Skiathos town direction. It is a small, fine sand beach nestling in a pretty cove. The beach owes its name to the homonymous small church, whose white color goes very well along with the blue of the sea, the green of the trees and the golden sand.
Bourtzi is a tiny peninsula that divides the Skiathos port into two distinct parts. It used to be a fort, which was built by the Gizi brothers who ruled over Skiathos back in 1207. Bourtzi was bordered by impregnable walls and there were two towers located to the left and right of the main gate. Presently, it is not feasible to establish the height of the parapet from the ruins. Archaeologists are of the opinion that inside the fort there used to be a small church – the church of Agios Georgios, who was the guardian deity of the Venetians. The church was in all probability built by the Gizi brothers. Due to the presence of that church, Bourtzi was popularly referred to as the “Kastelli tou Agiou Georgiou” or the “Castle of St. George”. The impregnable fort was ruined in the year 1660 with the occupation of the island by admiral Fransesco Morozini. In the year 1823 the inhabitants of the island were able to drive away Topal – pasha. After the deliverance, the foremost lazaret of the island started functioning in Bourtzi. In the year 1906, a school was built in the middle of the peninsula, which was […]