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Agia Eleni Skiathos travel guide

Agia Eleni is one of a trio of sandy beaches found on the west coast of Skiathos. This is a quiet sandy cove lying to the north of the popular party beach of Banana.

Agia Eleni is much smaller and far more sedate than its noisy neighbour; a crescent of sand and shingle shaded by pine trees that run right down to the shore.

A couple of wooden floored beach tavernas sit at the northern end of the bay supplying basic food and drink and there is a small car park under the trees at the back of the beach behind the tavernas so it is an easy beach to reach by car or bike.

The sea is very shallow here and there is plenty of natural shade, so Agia Eleni is good for families with young children while the west-facing beach also enjoys good sunsets.

Agia Eleni is also popular with windsurfers thanks to the bay's shallow water and afternoon breezes.

It is also a favourite for walkers as the extensive Mandriki woods, criss-crossed by walking trails, lie just behind the beach

The beach at Agia Eleni is found by branching west off the road that runs northwards from the bus tern minus at Koukounaries. A short paved road runs right down to the beach.

There is no village to be found here and Agia Eleni is named after the small blue and white chapel that sits hidden beneath the trees well back from the shore.