Sporades Island Hopping

Enjoy Sporades Island Hopping In Greece

Sporades island hopping is great in order for you to enjoy the beauty of this group of islands located in the Aegean Sea, opposite the eastern coast of Greece. It consists of 24 islands, but only 4 of them are inhabited permanently: Alonissos, Skyros, Skopelos, and Skiathos.

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Known as the emerald of the Aegean Sea, Sporades islands are famous for their rich vegetation and green-blue waters of the sea. The islands are also home to some of the most beautiful beaches, making them one of the top tourist destinations in the world. In addition, Sporades islands are unspoiled and very authentic. This makes Sporades island hopping even more exciting.

Have a look at the top Sporades islands that you should visit when vacationing in Greece.

1) Skiathos

Skiathos is one of the most popular islands in Sporades. It is well known for having some of the best breathtaking beaches in the world, including “Koukounaries”, which is considered to be among the best beaches in the world. In addition to beaches, Skiathos has a very active nightlife. Street performers, bars, and clubs give you an amazing nightlife experience that is almost similar to the legendary never-ending night parties of the Mykonos Island.

Why Choose Skiathos For Sporades Island Hopping?

Skiathos is a top tourist destination, that attracts tourists from all over the world due to its amazing beauty and amazing sightseeing spots and activities. One of the top things to do in Skiathos is to visit one of the several beaches of the island. Here, you can enjoy a swim, a relaxing sunbathing, or if you love adventure, surfing. You can also visit one of the several historic churches or monasteries in the island, take a boat trip around the island, or explore the trails that pass through the forested center of the island.

Beach in Skiathos - Sporades Island Hopping

How To Be Transferred From Skiathos To Other Islands?

Skiathos has an airport that connected to Athens and other cities in Europe. It is also served by a ferry, which connects the island to Athens. Therefore, you can fly in to the island from Athens, or take the ferry to the island. When you want to be transferred to the other islands in the Sporades, the ferry is the main form of transportation.

Ferry in Skiathos

2) Skopelos

Skopelos is the largest island in Sporades, covered with a thick pine forest, and it features several resorts scattered around the island. Unlike Skiathos island, you will not find many beaches, but the breathtaking natural landscape will leave you speechless!  You will also have the chance to taste the local cuisine in various taverns offering high quality food.

The green Skopelos island in Sporades

Why Is Skopelos A Perfect Destination For Sporades Island Hopping?

Skopelos island is a serene and peaceful place for relaxing, especially in its clean and unspoiled beaches such as Panormos, Agnondas, Milia, Stafylos. Skopelos is also great for walking or hiking, and there are several hiking paths in the island that lead to various monasteries ad churches. You should also visit the famous Chapel of Saint John in Kastri, shown in the film Mamma Mia.

How To Be Transferred From Skopelos To Other Islands?

Skopelos is served by a ferry line that connects it to other Sporades islands, such as Skiathos and Alonissos.

The ferry in Skopelos

3) Alonissos

Alonissos is an authentic Greek Island that is part of the Sporades complex, and it is best known for its amazing natural beauty and beautiful sandy beaches. On the island, you will discover picturesque villages, such as “Chora” village, which is located on top of a hill and faces the Aegean Sea. The island has beautiful beaches with crystal clear water, surrounded by lash green vegetation. This helps to create a relaxing atmosphere where you can enjoy the warm sun and the cool sea breeze.

Beach inAlonisos - Sporades Island Hopping

Why Alonissos Is Worth A Visit?

Alonissos has a beautiful landscape that is ideal for adventurous activities such as hiking and cycling. Its beaches are also unpolluted, and are ideal for a peaceful and relaxing day. The island is also one of the less-visited islands in Sporades complex, and has a very low-key nightlife, making it ideal for people who are looking for relaxing and romantic atmosphere.

Restaurant in Chora village, Alonisos

How To Be Transferred From Alonissos To Other Islands?

Alonissos is connected to other islands by a ferry line. So you can take the ferry from Skopelos to Alonissos and then to other islands in Sporades complex.

Alonisos port in Sporades, Greece

4) Skyros

Located in the center of the Aegean Sea, Skyros is less famous for Sporades island hopping, mainly, due to its isolation from the rest of the islands. Nevertheless, it is an extremely beautiful island with breathtaking landscape and beautiful beaches. It also features beautiful whitewashed houses, in a village settlement located on the top of a hill with an amazing view of the Aegean Sea.

White-washed houses in Skyros

What Makes Skyros Perfect For Sporades Island Hopping?

Skyros has a number of beaches such as “Molos”, which is the most popular beach on the island with crystal clear waters and picturesque surrounding. It has also several secluded pebbled beaches, where you can enjoy a relaxing swim and explore the stunning scenery of the surrounding lush greenery. It also has interesting sightseeing spots, such as the Medieval Castle and the Monastery of Saint George. In addition, you can also enjoy a stroll around the town of Skyros, which is very breathtaking during the day and night.

The Medieval Castle in Skyros

How To Be Transferred From Skyros To Other Islands?

As it is referred above, Skyros island is isolated from the rest of the islands in Sporades. However, it is served by an airport, which you can use to fly into and out of the island. During the summer season, the island is also connected to other Sporades islands (Skiathos, Skopelos, and Alonissos) by a ferry service.

The port in Skyros - Sporades, Greece

If you are thinking of Sporades island hopping for your holidays this year, you can book your stay in Sporades by choosing a beautiful holiday home in one of its islands. Villas in Sporades are usually surrounded by rich nature, have their private pools and offer all the modern amenities. They are ideal to enjoy your holiday full of freedom and tranquility, away from the crowds.

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