Greek Islands & Sporades
Greece - Greek Islands & Itineraries
SP-1 Skia - Skia Sporades ( 1 week )
SP-2 Skia - Skia Sporades ( 2 weeks )
PLACES TO SEE IN SPORADES
The capital of the island is called Chora is amphitheatrically built on the sides of the Castle. Another characteristic of the town is the maze of narrow streets. Capping the Castle is the monastery of St. George, which was built in 962 AD by the Byzantines.
Visitors of Skyros will enjoy the clean sea and the beautiful beaches and may discover the natural beauty of the island.
In Skopelos one can find beatiful and eccentric bars and clean beaches to relax. The capital, Skopelos, is an enchanting village, amphitheatrically built, starting from the port up the Castle.
The archeological sites like the Asklipeio, the Ancient Tumbs (Sendoukia), the Royal Tumb of Stafulos and the monasteries of Evagelistra are of great interest.
The magnificent beaches of Agios Konstadinos, Glysteri and Vathia are there for the visitors' relaxation.
Places worth visitin are the Bourzi, a small peninsula which devides the port in two, the convent of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary, the Castle and the Church of Christ.
The beaches of Skiathos are numerous and captivating. The most wellknown is Koukounaries, a gold sandy beach of unique aquatic life that has been protected by the municipality. Other beaches are Vasilias, Megali Ammos, Achladias, Janerias, Kanapitsa, Troulos, Agia Paraskevi and Thromolimnos.
The island consists of the harbour and the capital, Patitiri, the adjoining villages of Votsi and Rousoum, Old Alonyssos and the
seaside resorts of Steni Vala and Kalamakia.
Alonyssos, along with the surrounding islands, is the home of the rare Mediteranean Monk Seal. Greece, along with the EEC chose this area to establish a national marine park to save the seals in addition to conserving the natural beauty and uniqueness of the area.