Skiathos Kanapitsa beach
Kanapitsa beach: The scenic Kanapitsa Beach is a mere 2 Kms. from the No 12 bus stop. In the past this beach used to be very popular. This beach is ideal for family beach vacations. The best part about this beach is that it is never crowded. The beach is subject to the north easterly breeze and in the summer months this breeze is like a breath of fresh air from the burning hot mid day sun.
The vibrant town of Skiathos is a mere 4 miles from the Kanapitsa beach while the airport is just a 30 minutes drive from the beach. A fabulous way to indulge in fun and frolic is by embarking on short cruises to adjoining beaches by water taxis. The entire Kanapitsa neighborhood has numerous well-defined walking trails that crosses the peninsular region of Kalamaki.
For the adventurous beach bums, there is an exclusive Water Sports School that offers an array of exciting water sports options like wind surfing, scuba diving, water skiing and jet skiing. In fact, very few beaches in the island of Skiathos can match the charm and the laidback ambience of the Kanapitsa beach. The water is crystal clear and is just perfect for swimming.
There are some excellent places to go for short excursions or day trippers from the Kanapitsa beach. Mention must be made of places like Skopelos and Tsougria both of which are absolutely marvelous in terms of natural beauty. The western part of the peninsular region is renowned for its surreal sunsets.