Skiathos is a beautiful little Greek island in the Aegean Sea, where you can find this idyllic beach named Lalaria Beach, which is only accessible by boat.
Here you will find crystal clear turquoise water and a beautiful, smooth, white pebble beach.
Unfortunately, visitors have been helping themselves to pebbles as souvenirs, which has created a huge change in the landscape over the last decade. So next time you travel, bring home some amazing photographs but leave nature the way it was when you got there. Incidentally, visitors who are caught with pebbles will be fined anywhere from $468 to $1,170 USD.
A very interesting fact about Skiathos is that when Persia invaded Greece for the first time in 492-490 BC the fleet of Xerxes, the king of Persia, was interrupted by a great storm on the coast of Skiathos. As a result, the Greek fleet was able to barricade the surrounding seas to prevent the Persians from gaining entry which led to the defeat of the Persians.
As an added fun fact, the award-winning movie, ‘Mama Mia’ was shot on this island, and rumors have it that the best souvlaki in Greece is sold on Skiathos.
Please contact me if I can help you with a trip to Skiathos, or another breathtaking destination in Greece. I can be reached at lene@PerfectlyPlannedJourneys.com or 703-927-0588.
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Lene H. Minyard