Sporades: An unspoiled paradise only a few hours away from Halkidiki with a speed boat.
The Sporades are a beautiful group of islands in the northeastern part of the Aegean and consist of Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos and Skyros. Dense lushness prevails on these islands, which in combination with the clear blue sky and the wonderful deep blue sea create a natural paradise on earth.
The islands attract every year a large number of tourists from all over the world. The crystal clear emerald waters of the Aegean Sea, the fantastic sea caves and the hot summer sun will make your Sporades vacation truly unforgettable.
And the best part is that you can access them in only a few hours with a speedboat from Halkidiki! The only thing now is which one of these amazing islands to choose.
Skiathos is a cosmopolitan island with intense nightlife and endless sandy beaches. It is located in the western part of the Sporades and is one of the most popular destinations.
Its natural landscape is what characterized it and gave it its name, which it has kept since ancient times. According to experts, the root of its name (shadow-skia) comes from the many forests that cover the island.
The first thing that strikes you about Skiathos when you get there is the abundant, vivid vegetation that shines out due to the island’s proximity to pine woods. A distinctive and alluring scene is created by the seamless blending of the blue of the water with the green of the pine trees.
The stunning beaches of Skiathos are regarded as some of the best in all of Greece. Tourists may enjoy the gorgeous blue waves of the sea while sprawling out on the golden, silky sand throughout the summer. Some of the most popular ones are Lalaria, Koukounaries, Mandraki and Banana.
An island different from the others. A special place, which seduces those who visit it with its simplicity and special character. This is Skopelos! The magical island of the Sporades captures the hearts of those who visit it and evokes unique emotions.
On the enchanting island of the Sporades, you will find blue-green waters, impressive landscapes, special routes, picturesque villages and dreamy beaches, which refer to other, exotic places. The island is also suitable for nature activities. It is no coincidence that it is preferred by nature lovers, as among other things one can go diving and hiking in magical locations.
Skopelos combines absolute relaxation with fun and will surely win a place in your heart if you visit it.
An island of rare beauty, a place with a special character, with a unique aura. Alonissos looks and is more seductive than ever! It’s glamorous, but it’s authentic. It is impressive, but on the other hand, it also has a simplicity that moves. It is a must-visit destination for those who want to enjoy their summer vacation like never before, away from everyone and everything.
It is an island that seems ideal for relaxing and “isolated” getaways, for complete relaxation and rejuvenation, and it is no coincidence that it is chosen by those who love nature.
The lushness, combined with its pristine beaches, compose a unique set of rare beauty, while the cool waters of the island are suitable for swimming and diving. Alonissos is also known for its National Marine Park. It is a unique habitat that is home to many species of plants and animals, such as the Mediterranean seal Monachus Monachus.
Skyros is the southernmost island of the Northern Sporades complex and looks like it is split in two. The southern part of the island is Cycladic with minimal vegetation, while the northern part is covered with dense green pine forest.
Many tourists from Greece and other countries flock to the straightforward, traditional island of Skyros in search of a peaceful getaway in a warm and welcoming setting.
The town of Skyros is beautiful with its picturesque alleys and whitewashed houses scattered across the island, creating an inspiring setting for the visitor. In Skyros there are quite a few picturesque villages to visit, maybe not as many as in the rest of the Sporades, but they are very interesting. Those who love the sun and the sea, in Skyros have the opportunity to choose between many pristine beaches that stretch across the island.