sporades islands

Why not go sailing to Sporades islands?

Like most of the Greek islands, Sporades islands are a dream destination to discover by boat. In the heart of the Aegean Sea, on board your sailboat or catamaran, you will have the opportunity to discover a magnificent Greek archipelago. Only 4 of the 24 islands in the archipelago are inhabited: Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos and Skyros. Sporades islands are the ideal destination for all nature lovers: you will find heavenly beaches bathed by a turquoise sea, hills with fragrant pines, a magnificent coastline and many marine species including dolphins and seals. It will be like daydreaming!

Sporades Islands

  • Skiathos Island: located just 4 km from the mainland, Skiathos is an island that everyone loves. Also known as the "green island", Skiathos is covered with thick forests of centuries-old pines and olive groves. The island is best known for its beautiful fine sandy beaches such as Lalaria beach and its impressive white cliffs, which are among the most beautiful beaches in Greece! Don't forget to discover Kastro, the fortress that protected the island's inhabitants from pirates. The island is also full of hidden treasures such as sea caves that you can explore by hiring a boat in Skiathos

  • Island of Skopelos: the arrival by sea in this little corner of paradise is absolutely magnificent. On the island you will find superb beaches of fine sand, a turquoise sea and an exceptional coral reef. Considered the most beautiful island of the Sporades archipelago, Skopelos is the perfect destination to escape from everyday life. The island is characterized by its incredible green landscape and the production of olives, plums, almonds and delicious honey.  The island had its moment of glory during filming and then with the success of the film Mamma Mia, but it remained authentic and welcoming. Here the priority is to enjoy quietly life in this preserved and almost untouched place. So get ready to explore Skopelos on a sailing boat

  • Island of Alonissos: when you arrive on the island, you will have the feeling of having reached the end of the world. If nature paradise existed, it would be on the island of Alonissos. Here you will find unspoilt and wild nature, unique birds, magnificent butterflies and you will hear cicadas singing. Despite its size, Alonissos has much to offer: heavenly beaches and bays, small villages, archaeological sites. Alonissos is also the first nature park in Greece where plastic bags have been banned since 2015. A sailing holiday in Alonissos will be characterized by organic and nature!

  • Island of Skyros: a lost paradise, the island of Skyros is one of the most beautiful islands in Greece. It is an island of incredible beauty where its people will make you fall in love with this little corner of paradise. You can discover the only village on the island called Chora Skyros, hanging on a rocky hill with its pristine white houses. The island is perfect for resting, hiking, diving and relaxing on beautiful beaches! For gourmet lovers, Skyros is renowned for its fresh and cheap lobsters.

skopelos island

The most beautiful beaches of the Sporades 

The Sporades are rich in beaches and coves situated in the heart of a green but above all preserved nature. The Sporades archipelago is a region that has managed to protect itself from mass tourism, so you will not find yourself on crowded beaches and you will be able to enjoy your holidays in a 100% natural environment. Here is our selection of the most beautiful beaches in the heart of the Sporades. 

  • Lalaria beach: located in Skiathos, Lalaria beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean. Only accessible by sea, this beach is like a postcard landscape! The landscape is made up of small white pebbles and high cliffs bathed in almost unreal blue water.

  • Koukounaries beach: also located on the island of Skiathos, Koukounaries beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece! It is the most photographed place in Skiathos and you can immediately understand why. Golden sand, shallow, transparent waters, a pine forest in the background. You may not want to leave this heavenly place. 

  • Limnonari beach: located on the island of Skopelos, Limnonari beach is located in a sheltered bay in the shape of a horseshoe. Considered one of the emblematic beaches of the island, it consists of sand and pebbles and, above all, a transparent sea where you can relax after a sailing day, for example.

  • Beach of Agios Dimitrios: located on the island of Alonissos, it is the most photographed beach on the island. You can swim in its turquoise waters, relax on the magical white pebbles and immerse yourself in the vegetation! 

lalaria beach

Sailing in Greece is an unforgettable experience, especially when exploring its many islands! Hiring a sailboat in Sporades islands will be an opportunity to discover an archipelago still little popular amogng tourists where there are heavenly beaches, exceptional marine reserves, typical villages, inhabitants with an exceptional hospitality. When you arrive by sailboat or catamaran, you will be dazzled by the colour of the water, the whitewashed houses and the pine forests. Welcome to the Sporades islands! 

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