There are many stories and legends out there claiming that the gods created the Sporades Islands by tossing colored pebbles into the Aegean Sea. This beautiful archipelago is located on the east coast of Greece and it includes four permanently inhabited islands, each of them offering a unique travel experience. Sporades means “the scattered ones” and is famous for their sapphire blue waters, green hills and sandy beaches. Probably the most famous island here is Skiathos, homing incredible beaches, picturesque landscapes of remote Skyros and active nightlife. Here are three of the most beautiful islands.
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Probably, Skopelos is the most populated island in the Sporades. Locals from this beautiful island are very careful to ensure that Skopelos’s growing popularity as a tourist destination doesn’t destroy its natural beauty. Despite the high number of new visitors every year, this island is known as being of the most beautiful one in the Aegean. Skopelos homes amazing beaches, approximately 340 churches and comfortable and delicious restaurants, small hotels and simple taverns.
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Alonissos is probably less developed than other islands located in the Sporades archipelago, but still offers a charming atmosphere that attracts tourists every year. Alonissos homes an array of natural attractions, like the National Marine Park and the pebbled beach of Megali Ammos, which is a great place for swimming and is placed close to the island’s main port, Patitiri. Another great attraction to see is the Traditional House Museum of Alonissos in Patitiri, where the admission is free.
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Skiathos is known as being the closest island to the Greek mainland and also the most accessible island for visitors. Skiathos offers more than 45 beaches and a wide assortment of restaurants, hotels, clubs and bars. This beautiful island is probably the most popular vacation spot in the Sporades archipelago. Here tourists can practice lots of activities, like kayaking, swimming and paddle boarding. To be mentioned that Skiathos can be reachable only by boat.
Sporades Islands are among the most beautiful places in the world. This is the right place to visit for people looking for relaxation and a great time. Which is your favorite island on the Sporades archipelago?