Skinos is the large bay to the east of the port of Ithaca. You arrive here after covering a distance of three kilometers from Vathi.
A small footpath at the end, will get you through dense vegetation, pine trees, cypresses and palm trees to the beach of Skinos. The pine trees come down to the sea, while the enclosed bay is verdant, creating a fairytale atmosphere.
The beach is narrow and rocky and there are pine trees in many parts, offering shade and coolness. The water in Skinos is not particularly deep, ideal for endless swimming.