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Greece | Banana Beach, The Party Beach of Skiathos.

October 3, 2015
Banana Beach, Skiathos, Greece

After spending most of our afternoon at Elia beach, we transferred to Banana beach. I admit that we were lured to it because of its notorious popularity of being THE party beach in Skiathos. The Greek Mister’s friend is going through puberty so a party is a must when traveling with him, of course I’m kidding. He just finished his puberty stage a month ago. I kid again. :p

Anyway, I admit though that I was curious at that time if I am still up for a beach party. I had numerous of it back in the days but I’d like to know how I’d cope with such activity at this day and age. Mind you, I’m not that old it’s just that I’ve had enough of the crazy parties and prefer something more laidback these days. That, or maybe I have just become very lazy.

The road to Banana beach is yet another dirt road, it was of course packed when we arrived with mostly young crowd. Locals called this beach Krasa but with the passage of time, it became popular to nudists and was renamed Banana. You can probably understand why the choice was banana and not, I don’t know, pineapple perhaps? Whatever reason it is you’re thinking, you’re most probably wrong because it was named Banana after the beach’s shape – at least that’s what I got from the little research that I did. * wink * wink *

Banana Beach, Skiathos, Greece

It is now divided into two though – big banana and little banana, the latter became strictly for nudists while the former is for any kinds of beach fanatics. We didn’t see any nudists though in the big banana beach but we didn’t really walk around that much. :p It’s very organized with a multitude of bars, sunbeds and even bean bags sprawled on the sandy beach. Water sports are also available.

Banana Beach, Skiathos, Greece

Banana beach is a popular spot to view the sunset in Skiathos and even long after the sun has set, the fun never stops in this place. A very popular place for partygoers all throughout the day is an elevated beach bar called Bananistas. It was already packed when we arrived so we settled on one of the bars by the beach itself and ordered drinks and a club sandwich to share. We were planning to have meat for dinner later that night so this became a light snack for all of us.

Banana Beach, Skiathos, Greece

A chillout music plays in the background as you watch the activity surrounding you is a good way to pass time if you ask me – that’s exactly what we did while in Banana beach. At some point, I was intoxicated by the glistening water at the horizon as the sun shines on it – it has a weird calming effect on me that I just stared at it for a very long time. When I pointed it out to The Greek Mister and his friend, they both told me that they too were staring at it. You’d think we’re high on something but not really, it’s just a really beautiful scene to look at.

Banana Beach, Skiathos, Greece

Having said that, you probably understood that we didn’t really partied in Banana Beach like how a 20-something would while there but that’s not to say that we didn’t enjoy our stay there. We did, the lively atmosphere of the place made us feel like we’re partying already even if we’re just sitting the whole time. I think we’re old. *cough* After a couple more beers, we headed back to Skiathos town to freshen up for dinner and more drinking. Skiathos is definitely going to bring out the drunkard in you.

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4 Comments

  • Reply Carmen | Carmen's Luxury Travel October 24, 2015 at 18:24

    That’s funny that they separate the two beaches by little and big banana. I’m assuming the nudist beach is the big banana. 🙂 Greece has a lot of great beaches.
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High October 25, 2015 at 13:41

      Lol. Maybe they changed the little banana to be pure nudist since there are far less nudists these days? :p

  • Reply Nada October 4, 2015 at 18:53

    Very informative and funny post! It seems like a fun beach to hang out at. Looking forward to visiting Greece one day with you 🙂

    • Reply Pinay Flying High October 6, 2015 at 16:39

      Great to see you here Nada!
      Yes, you should come with me next time we go back to Greece. 🙂

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