The charm of the Sporades island complex
Abundant vegetation, blue waters and a touch of Hollywood. This is what is waiting for you in the greenest island complex of Greece, the Sporades! A breath away from central Greece and the city of Volos, Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos, Skyros are gaining the reputation and distinctions they deserve, both in Greece and abroad. To discover them, you can book ferries to the Sporades right where you are, at Let's Ferry.
1. A destination for everyone
The Northern Sporades, as the 4 islands are often mentioned, are ideal for whatever mood you are in. Student, family man, lonely traveler, the options for accommodation and entertainment are several and you will find the right one for you to spend an unforgettable vacation. Whether you want to do water sports in Koukounaries in Skiathos or horseback riding in Skyros, or even food tasting in Skopelos, the Sporades will give you what you ask for, generously.
View in Skiathos island
2. Hollywood Vibe
Both the island of Skopelos and audiences around the world have not forgotten Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan in the movie "Mamma Mia". A huge cinematic success rocked the island throughout its filming and made the beauties of Skopelos known to the whole world. After the film was launched, visitors from all over the world flocked the island asking for the Mamma Mia tour, a tour of the shooting locations. For years now, Skiathos, one of the most cosmopolitan Greek islands, hosts Goldie Hawn and her family that are major fans and regular visitors.
Beautiful view of Agios Ioannis - Kastri, shooting location from Mamma Mia movie in Skopelos
3. Easy access from all over Greece
The Sporades are found on the map, in the center of the country. They belong to the prefecture of Magnesia and are easily accessible from various parts of Greece, either by road or by boat. Indicatively, the port of Volos is 210 km from Thessaloniki, 250 km from Ioannina, 300 km from Patras and 330 km from Athens.
The Venetian Castle of Skopelos
4. Inexhaustible nature
Apart from pristine beaches with turquoise waters, in the Sporades you will find unique natural scenery. Islands with sand dunes, protected lakes,that provide beautiful shelter for "monachus-monachus" seals, caves and shipwrecks are some of the wonders of nature in the Sporades.
Monachus-monachus seal in Sporades
5. Ideal climate
In the Sporades the weather is ideal because it is the greenest complex in Greece. The pines often stretch out to the sea and natural shade covers many beaches. In August, the meltemia winds of the Aegean and the warblers appear in the Sporades, but if you ask the locals, they will tell you the secret beaches to enjoy your swim.
Crystal clear waters in Skiathos island
Holidays in Skiathos
The island of legendary writer Papadiamantis is considered one of the top travel destinations. It is only 2.5 hours from Volos and 20 minutes from Skopelos. Boats will take you to its unique beaches like Aselino and Lalaria, as well as the small, heavenly island of Tsougria. For water sports, parties and beach bars you will go to Koukounaries or Banana. Skiathos has the most intense nightlife, with plenty of festivals and events, as well as bars and restaurants. Lake Strofilia is protected by NATURA 2000 and is located in Koukounaries. The wetland is a refuge for migratory birds and very important for the area's fauna.
Extra tip: Do not leave the island before you try the "white", a local dessert with almond, lemon and syrup.
How to get to Skiathos: Skiathos is connected to Agios Konstantinos, Alonissos, Volos, Glyfa, Glossa Skopelos, Thessaloniki, Mantoudi and Skopelos.
The sandy beach Agios Dimitrios in Alonissos
Holidays in Skopelos
The International Biopolitics Organization has designated Skopelos both a Green and Blue Island. This is due to its dense forests that cover 67% of the island and its impressive beaches. The island has two ports, one in Chora and one in Glossa, located opposite Skiathos. Skopelos cheese pie is the most famous delicacy you will come across. Don't miss the chance to try some! As for beaches, Panormos and Milia will give you the real feeling of the island, especially at sunset. They are organized and have great infrastructure for water sports.
Extra tip: A refreshing way to explore unspoiled nature in Skopelos is to walk on its trails. You can book a group hiking on the Coast to Coast trail, which starts from Chora and ends at Panormos.
How to get to Skopelos: Skopelos is connected to Agios Konstantinos, Alonissos, Volos, Glyfa, Skopelos Glossa, Thessaloniki, Mantoudi and Skiathos.
Picturesque landscape in Alonissos island
Holidays in Alonissos
In recent years, the island is connected to the National Marine Park of Alonissos of Sporades. The underwater treasure with the rare flora and fauna and the shipwreck of Peristera is one of the main reasons that the island is famous.
Extra tip: Even if you are a newbie, dive to explore the rich seabed of the island. Experienced trainers will help you have an unforgettable experience!
How to get to Alonissos: Alonissos is connected to Agios Konstantinos, the port of Agnontas in Skopelos, Volos, Glossa Skopelos, Thessaloniki, Mantoudi, Skiathos and Skopelos.
Gazing at the Aegean Sea from Skyros island
Holidays in Skyros
Administratively it is part of Evia, but is included in the Sporades. Skyros is refined, with an amphitheatrically built Chora and its Byzantine Castle overlooking the rest of the Sporades. One of the highlights of the island is the glamorous beach of Molos and the restaurant in the windmill of Pouria.
Extra tip: Visit the farms to see the Skyrian pony, a rare horse species.
How to get to Skyros: Skyros is connected to Kymi.
The Chora of Skyros island
Beach bars or secluded beaches, archeological monuments or hiking trails, the Sporades have it all. Check out Sporades ferries and make your reservation online easily, quickly and simply, right here.