Megas Gialos Beach, Skiathos island: The beach of Megas Gialos is on the north-eastern coast of Skiathos, to the south of Nikotsara beach and to the north of Xanemo beach. It is a beautiful beach with fine white sand and some pebbles. The seafloor is quite rocky but the water is crystal blue. Megas Gialos is surrounded by steep, verdant slopes which offer imposing views to the Aegean Sea.

Megas Gialos has a long beach, fertile valley, great restaurants and cafes. And the ferries are generally not in long enough to make Megas Gialos seem like a ‘port’. Once the ferries leave you are in a quiet (but not too quiet), fishing town that has a taste of tourism but not enough to make you feel like you are in Mykonos or San Tropez.

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Megas Gialos is the main port of Skiathos and the transportation hub. From here you can get buses to all the other villages, boats to Vathy, or you can stay here and enjoy one of the nicest beaches and some of the best restaurants on the island. As you get off the boat you can follow the procession into the town. The main street is the harbor road with its restaurants, cafes, shops and hotels on one side of the street, the tables and chairs and the bay on the other.

The small and isolate beach of Megas Gialos is ideal for relaxing and enjoying some peace. It is also great for snorkeling and, in fact, this is where the diving centre of the island organizes some of its activities. There aren’t many facilities around this beach because it is difficult to access. There is a dirt road leading to Megas Gialos. Otherwise, you can go by boat.

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