A complex of unique islands in the northern Aegean Sea | Unlimited opportunities
Ideal for island hopping holidays – Explore Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonnisos, Skiros and many other smaller uninhabited islands.
One of the greatest sailing destinations in Greece is Sporades, a group of islands in the Northern part of the Aegean Sea. Sporades islands are wonderful to explore: The natural beauty of Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos and Skyros will surprise you. Distances between the islands are short, so hopping from one to the next is easy.
The weather is typically amazing from May until mid-Autumn in October with mild winds and plenty of sunshine. There are many places to visit at the four main Islands Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos and Skyros as well as the plenty of bays and beaches to discover in the smaller uninhabited islands like Kyra Panagia. In the northern part of the island complex is the National Marine Park of Alonissos and Northern Sporades, a protected natural reserve for terrestrial and marine wildlife including the cutest seal of all, the Mediterranean Monk Seal Monachus Monachus.
You can reach these islands by plane directly to Skiathos from many European airports, by ferry from Volos and Thessaloniki or you can simply drive to Thessaloniki or Chalkidiki and start your sailing adventure from there!
Why sailing in Sporades?
Safe and equipped ports
Mild winds and good weather from May to October
Plenty of protected gulfs to spend the night on anchor
Beautiful beaches and natural environment
Pies in Scopelos
Goat meat in Skiathos
Fresh fish in Alonissos
Visit the famous Mama Mia beaches Kastani, Panormo, Staphylo, Elia.
Visit Alonissos Chora, a well preserved traditional village
Fresh fish at Steni Vala
Explore the Skyros Chora
Climb up the Monastery of Agios Georgios
Meet the Skyrian horses, a unique ancient horse breed found only in Skyros.