James Villas Skiathos

Vromolimnos Skiathos travel guide

Vromolimnos beach is eight kilomertres west of Skiathos town and located on the west side of the Kalamaki peninsula near bus stop 13 and the resort of Kolios.

The beach is particularly popular with youngsters, no doubt attracted by a brace of beach bars that blast out loud music most of the day and sometimes well into the night.

Vromolimnos has all the usual tourist trappings such as sunbeds, watersports and beach volleyball and noted for good water skiing conditions in the bay.

The name Vromolimnos translates as "dirty lake" - nothing to do with the beach which is clean, golden sand - but which refers to a nearby small, shallow and brackish lake that is covered in reeds in winter and becomes a dust bowl in the summer.

A line of trees at the back of the beach provides plenty of natural shade and the wooded hills either side make the beach at Vromolimnos a very sheltered spot.

Vromolimnos beach faces south-west, offering splendid summer sunsets for those that linger on the beach and it's also sheltered from the prevailing north-east breeze.

For some peace and quiet you can walk to either end of the beach as the music is mainly confined to the central area.

If you tire of the all-day music throb there are daily water taxis to Skiathos Town and to other beaches along the coast.