The Sporades Islands are located in the northwestern portion of the Aegean Sea. These islands are absolutely beautiful and provide an incredible number of wonderful beaches. The Sporades are perfect to explore by yacht and to bask in the natural shade of the pine trees running down to the water.
With beautiful white sandy beaches, unspoiled anchorages and ancient ruins to be found around the island, what is not to love about them? Hop off board and dive beneath the azule waters of the Aegean to delight in the abundant sea life which is itching to be explored. With the pure beauty of these islands, the lush forests, breathtaking beaches, quaint villages, and historically rich architecture, the journey here will be an exhilarating blast to the past. Beginning the journey in Skiathos, you will be greeted by the cosmopolitan paradise on earth, with their crystal clear waters and the fresh smell of pine from their forests. The island is simply island picturesque and very unspoilt. With over 60 beaches to explore, by yacht, you can hit just as many as you can in one exhilarating day. The star of the islands, Koukounariés, is known to have the most beautiful beaches in all of the Mediterranean. When the sun sets, the island comes alive with one of the most spectacular night lifes, bustling with energy and excitement. The island of Skopelos is another wonder of golden coastlines and a rich history rooted in their Pelion architecture. The greenest island in Greece, the majority of this island is covered in pine forests. The island of Alonisos, is the perfect island to unwind on the sundeck of your yacht and perhaps hop off board for a leisurely walk around its many olive groves and forests. This is the low key island that is a refuge for wildlife. Perhaps you will be luck enough to find some dolphins as you take a swim or a snorkel in their crystal waters.
Skyros is next on the list, with only a short distance away from the ancient capital of Athens and the southernmost island of the Sporades, this is a fascinating islands which is rich in culture. Conquered many times in the past, it is evident on this island where you will find many treasures of its past. Reaching the Port of Linaria, you can take time to explore the inlands. Not far from the port is Chora, and amphitheatre built around a Byzantine castle and an acropolis. Explore the pathways of these cobblestone roads and alleys. This beauty of an island truly shows its rich past and so much of it is begging to be discovered.
These islands offer so much more than just dazzling coastlines and natural wonders, but are perfect for those who are looking for a more laid back holiday. The advantage of discovering these islands by yacht gives you the freedom to discover these islands at your own pace.