The sun-blessed Sporades archipelago sits in the Aegean Sea on the east coast of Greece. Only four of its 24 tight-knit islands are permanently inhabited; tranquil Alonnisos and spiritual Skyros, as well as the Mamma Mia! locations of Skiathos and Skopelos. Experience these ravishing islands from a new perspective as incrediblue reveals its deep knowledge of every beach and cove.
Suggested places to visit in Sporades Islands
Poet Rupert Brooke is buried in a tranquil olive grove on the southern side of Skyros, a ‘corner of a foreign field that is forever England’. Let Skyros uplift your spirit as you wander past unlocked doors of cubic-style houses swathed by grapevines and by night, party on the beach until dawn and say hello to breakfast on your yacht.
Skiathos’ rugged beauty was given the Hollywood treatment for the filming of Mama Mia! And no wonder - the island has an endless supply of beautiful beaches - so splash about and sunbathe in a peaceful cove or ramp up the action with watersports from paragliding to waterskiing. After working up an appetite retire to your yacht or a beachside bar.
Islets around Alonissos form a marine park to protect the endangered Mediterranean monk seal and the clean waters make this a paradise for watching wildlife and diving over shipwrecks. Jump ashore to take well-marked trails through fertile valleys and woodland or drop into gorgeous bays and find a friendly, family run taverna where supper will be the catch of the day.
Take the 202 steps to Agios Ioannis chapel on the rocky outcrop where Meryl Streep sang her heart out in Mamma Mia! or forget Hollywood on an isolated beach where peace is the order of the day on this tiny island which oozes culture. It’s a foodie heaven with specialities including dried white plums, lobster, grouper and stuffed sea urchins!