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Megas Gialos

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Megas Gialos

Hi

I was just wondering if this beach is worth a trip? I've heard it is very secluded and that it is only accessible by boat, is that true and if so can I hire a boat to get there on my own or do I have to do a day trip from Skiathos Town?

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1. Re: Megas Gialos

Also, is Agia Paraskevi the same beach as Platanias or are they different?

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Megas Gialos is an interesting beach - long and peculiar. No daily trips stop on that beach, so to visit it you'd have to rent a boat and drive there yourself. It is on the way to Kastro/Lalaria, so you can have a look and see for yourself, and if you don't like it, you can simply continue further north.

Please note that due to the prevalence of northern/northeastern winds, you may not always be able to approach the northern side of the island with a small boat.

Megas Gialos is also accessible by road, but definitely not with a normal car, perhaps not even with a 4x4. You reach a certain point, and then you have to walk downhill.....

Edited: 30 September 2013, 20:31
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Thanks, also, is Ampelakia the same beach as Xenia?

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Well, it's certainly very near the (now abandoned) Xenia hotel, so I'd say yes.

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Sorry, one last question, is Agia Paraskevi the same beach as Platanias?

Thanks for the info!

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6. Re: Megas Gialos

Re post 5, I believe they are one and the same.

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7. Re: Megas Gialos

Excellent, thanks for letting me know, much appreciated!

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