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Sporades Islands, Greece
Sporades Islands, Greece
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At a close distance from the northern coasts of Evia Island and the peninsula of Magnissia prefecture at the geographical district of Thessalia, the Sporades Islands and a small cluster of islets, most of which are uninhabited, create a superb summer icon. Skiathos, Skopelos, Skyros and Alonnissos can be reached by Agios Konstantinos, Volos and Kymi, Evia.

The history of Sporades was affected by the important geographical location of the islands. Traces from the Paleolithic Era were found at the region Kokkinokastro of Alonnissos. Sporades reached their acme during the Protoelladic and Minoan Era and took part in the Persian Wars as well. Sporades decayed during the Byzantine Era, were occupied by the turks, they took part in the Russian-Turkish Wars and were finally liberated in 1830 with the Protocol of London.

The lush vegetation and the impressive golden coasts, which are calculated to be approximately 60, are the main characteristics of the cosmopolitan and picturesque Skiathos. At Hora you will admire the various natural and historical sightseeing, while at Koukounaries you will enjoy numerous water sports.

Skopelos, the administrative center of Sporades, is famous for its superb wine. Visit the beaches of Hovolos, Milia, Adrina, Agnodas, Stafylos, Kanapitsa and visit the scenic settlements, the traditional monasteries and the archaeological monuments.

Ideal for peaceful vacations, Alonnissos is gifted with impressive caves, lush verdure and crystal waters. There you will come across the Mediterranean seal Monachus Monachus. Visit Hora (Patitiri), Votsi and Steni Vala as well as the surrounding islets.

Skyros, remoted from the other Sporades and tourism, maintains its traditional character, while it is famous for the local furniture and the local horse breed. Hora or Horio, Linaria, Magazia and Molos are the settlements where you will find the most interesting sightseeing.
Alonissos Skiathos Skopelos
Alonissos Skiathos Skopelos