|The Sporades islands lie on the northeast side of Evia. They are a cluster of stunningly beautiful green islands, the largest of which are Alonissos, Skiathos, Skopelos and Skyros. The capital is on Skopelos, which is famous for its 2000-year-old tradition in wine making. The islands combine modern day amenities with picturesque traditional villages, shaded sandy beaches, castles and unforgettable scenery for a blend made in haven, taking visitors on a comfortable and exciting journey back in time. As the islands' popularity grows, the tourist industry is inevitably flourishing. A large number of accommodations is available, but not enough to satisfy high-season demand, so it is advisable to book early.
To get there, the easiest way is travelling by bus or car to either Aghios Constantinos or Volos on the mainland, and from there on a ferry or a hydrofoil across. There is ferry connection between Skiathos and the northern Greek capital of Thessaloniki. There are also frequent flights connecting Athens to Skiathos and Skyros daily. The Sporades islands are the ideal destination for relaxation, serenity and beauty.
|The Sporades island complex stretches out into the Aegean, east of the Pelion peninsula. With its dense vegetation and mountainous terrain, it seems almost like a continuation of the mainland. There are over 700 islands in this pine-forested northern archipelago ? some the size of rocks, while others are much bigger. Of these the four larger are Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonnisos and Skyros.
|The island of Skiathos has an international airport, connecting it with Athens and Thessaloniki, as well as to many European cities by charter flights. Skyros airport also receives frequent flights from Athens, especially during the summer.
Skiathos, Skopelos and Allonisos can be reached by ferry and hydrofoil throught the ports of Agios Konstantinos and Volos, while Skyros is connected to the mainland by the port of Kymi in Evia.