In the northwest Aegean, the Sporades islands compose a paradise of lush vegetation, crystal clear seas and mouthwatering gastronomy. From Skiathos to Skopelos and from Alonnisos to Skyros, go island-hopping and discover authentic island-living.
Your Sporades islands travel guide
Skiathos is the paradise of Sporades islands! It is a unique island destination, with distinctive architecture and cosmopolitan flair. Skiathos has 70 amazing, sandy beaches that offer memorable vacations to those who decide to visit it.
This is where the dazzling white meets the ultimate blue and where the sunset captures the soul. Explore Kastani, the amazing long sandy beach, and the picturesque little chapel of St. John. Visit Chora, the capital, an outstanding example of the local architecture, with colorful bougainvilleas, tiled roofs and warm people who manage to make you feel right at home. Remember to taste the local cheese pies, handmade with a secret recipe!
Half of its area is covered with pines and the other half is rocky. This charming island is located in the middle of the Aegean Sea and its capital is literally hanging from the cliffs, cherishing wonderful views of the deep blue water. Visitors will immensely enjoy the famous Castle that dominates the scenery. Skyros is well-known for its rich cultural, historic and folkloric heritage, read in Homer’s epic poems. Visitors will also enjoy the unique pony breed (just about 1 meter tall), wandering around the island in herds. Do not forget to taste the local fresh fish, usually grilled and served at the local restaurants.
Lushly green and peaceful, Alonnisos is an ideal destination of unparalleled natural beauty for family vacations. Lovely hiking paths, gorgeous pinewoods, wild flora, herbs, rare birds, small wetlands, dazzling white houses and picturesque museums of Folk Art bring the visitor one step closer to the island’s culture, while the exceptional local hospitality, not to mention the cuisine, form the ideal background for your holidays.
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Enjoy the unique pony breed (just about 1 meter tall), wandering around the island in herds.
Taste the local cheese pies, handmade with a secret recipe!
Explore the island by boat and enjoy the amazing beaches of Lalaria and Kastro.
The National Marine Park of Alonissos is the largest marine protected area all over Europe. Swim with dolphins and the monk seal of Monachus Monachus.
Koukounaries beach in Skiathos offers unbelievable natural beauty, since pines stretch all the way to the water, giving it a fabulous emerald color.
Milia beach in Skopelos is one of the most beautiful on the island, with small white pebbles and turquoise waters.
Visit the pebbled beach of Agios Petros in Alonnisos and enjoy the wonderful waters and the secluded atmosphere.
Molos beach in Skyros is one of the best and most organized of the island. It is sandy and ideal for families.
Mediterranean Cuisine with local products at a wonderful pool bar on the beautiful island of Skiathos.
Evaggelistrias Str, Skiathos
Τ: +30 2427 029231
Traditional Greek tavern in Neo Klima, Skopelos. Enjoy a variety of Greek homemade cooked, grilled dishes and fresh fish.
Neo Klima, Skopelos
T: +30 2424 033718
In Gyrismata beach, Skyros, visit the fish tavern Stelios to enjoy homemade dishes, local meat, fresh fish and the traditional lobster pasta.
Gyrismata beach, Skyros
T: +30 2222 091385
Above the seafront in Patitiri, Alonnisos, choose Bistro Cafe Helios for the amazing views and the Mediterranean and Greek cuisine.
T: +30 2424 065667