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“there are a lot of other better beaches in skiathos, unless you want to see an airplanefew meters above you”
Review of Xanemos Beach

Xanemos Beach
Ranked #32 of 72 things to do in Skiathos
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bucuresti
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“there are a lot of other better beaches in skiathos, unless you want to see an airplanefew meters above you”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

Dirty beach, stones mixed with peeble-sand. Shower and sunbeds facilities.
The only interesting thing is that you cand actualy see the airplanes very close above you because the airport is just behind

Visited August 2012
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“Interesting”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

Beach at the end of airport runway. Nice walk, sand slightly pebbly & a little difficult to get into sea when weather is windy. But well worth it once you're in

Visited August 2012
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Augsburg
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“Xanemos Beach and its Goats”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

Xanemos beach is another lovely Skiathos beach with fine sand and beautifully clear blue water. On the right hand side, it is overlooked by a very large cliff, covered with shrubbery and small trees. Here we got to witness the most amusing thing. As soon as we had settled onto our sun beds, a small herd of goats appeared on the ridge of the cliff. They were led by the biggest one, who was faster than the others and picked his way nimbly down towards the beach, scolding, as it seemed, all the way. The others stopped, looking confused and called after him. He did not stop to wait for them, he gruffly answered their calls, but kept on with his downward climb, seemingly shaking his head at their stupidity. Now the other goats looked definitely hurt and more confused and made futile attempts of finding a path to follow him, complaining all the while. Unphased, the head goat settled into a shrub for a good graze. The rest of the herd now looked at each other, not knowing what to do. Now one of them, with a new commanding voice took the lead and started back up the cliff. The others followed, some of them hesitantly looking back over their shoulders. Having reached the top of the ridge again, there they stood, utterly dissatisfied with the situation and started baaing and bleeting at each other, as if arguing about how to proceed. There were two chices: either wait and hope their leader would come back to join them, or to wander off on their own. The vocifrous back and forth continued for some time, until the leader's mate broke away from the crowd and started bleeting as loud as she could in the head goat's direction. When he didn't budge, she turned in a huff, compelling the others to follow and they all disappeared over the ridge. Be that way, she had seemed to say. Many minutes and mouthfulls later, the head goat nanchalantly climbed back up the cliff and who knows when he found his herd on the other side of the ridge.
Besides the great show, there is a nice taverna on the beach.

Visited June 2012
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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“dirty, dirty, dirty”
Reviewed August 11, 2012

this was by far the un cleanest and dirtiest beach on the island, the sun beds looked asif they had been made by bamboo sticks. the only positive thing about this beach was watching the planes fly over

Visited July 2012
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Brotton, United Kingdom
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“airport beach”
Reviewed July 18, 2012

nice shingly beach occasional noise on flight days small beach taverna with food and drink reasonbly priced

Visited June 2012
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