Sporades Islands

Skiathos

Skiathos is the westernmost island of the Sporades complex in the Aegean sea, reachable by ferry, hydrofoils or via local flights from Athens or Thessaloniki.

The island has only one settlement, Skiathos Town which is the capital of the island with its picturesque natural harbor.

Skiathos has some of the most impressive beaches in Greece. Most of them very well organized with sunbeds, umbrellas, rental boats, etc. The beaches are all surrounded by amazing pine forest trees with either fine sand or white pebbles, caves or stunning rocks.

Skiathos is the ideal destination for its superb nightlife. There are numerous thriving clubs, bars, lavish restaurants, Greek bouzouki live venues and many more that will offer you an unforgettable nightlife experience.

Last, the House of A. Papadiamantis is a sight to see, whilst you are in Skiathos. Papadiamantis was a famous author, born in 1851 in Skiathos whilst his novels were influenced by his deep love for the island and his religious beliefs.His house has become a museum exhibiting an impressive collection of manuscripts and some of his personal items.

 

Skopelos

Skopelos is part of the Sporades complex and is located between Skiathos and Alonissos islands. It is larger than Skiathos and less commercial but the many beauties attract as it is the greenest island in Greece. The green of pines and dense forests blends with the deep blue of the sea and sky creating a picture of unparalleled natural beauty.

The capital is called Skopelos and it is the main harbor of the island and a true ornament built amphitheatrically in the heart of a bay, full of white houses with tiled roofs. The second port and main settlement is the picturesque village of Glossa,

Taking your walk in the capital, do not miss to climb the Castle and enjoy the magnificent view of the harbor, but also visit the Folklore Museum of Skopelos and the Asklepieion, an interesting archaeological site.

Most of the beaches of Skopelos are exotic beaches with fine pebbles and clear waters, framed by pines and rocks. Most of them well organized with sun loungers, umbrellas, and water sports, but there are also many deserted beaches and bays with clear waters and soft sand. Famous beaches to visit is Koukounaries, Lalaria, Banana, Kanapitsa, Achladies, and many more.

The nightlife of Skopelos especially in July and August is intense and exciting. A wide range of bars, clubs, tavernas, and restaurants with live Greek music are inside the city, overlooking the harbor or next to the sea, await you to visit them and spend an unforgettable evening.


Alonissos

Alonissos is one of the most remote islands of the Sporades complex in the northern Aegean.

Patitiri bay is the port of the island, where it is connected by ferry to Volos, Skiathos, Skopelos, and Thessaloniki.

It is no exaggeration to say that the island is one of the last ecological paradises. The site is endowed with rich flora and fauna and is suitable for a variety of activities while the traditional architecture blends harmoniously with the natural environment.

Alonissos’s is famous for its beaches with emerald waters and pine trees literally touching the wave. The ruins of the walls of the ancient city of Ikos are preserved in the Kokkinokastro peninsula. Smaller but equally beautiful are the beaches GyaliaTsoukaliaAgios DimitriosMilia, and Chrissi Milia.

The main characteristic of the Alonissos landscape is the steep cliffs and the many sea caves where the Mediterranean monk seal finds. The marine park created on the island is one of the few shelters of the Monachus Monachus monk seal and the country’s only marine park. The park includes, in addition to Alonissos, six smaller islands and twenty-two rocky islets. It is officially called “National Marine Park of the Northern Sporades” and is accessible by small boats that start daily from Patitiri to make the round.