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Sightseeing in Sporades Island - what to see. Complete travel guide

Sporades archipelago is situated along eastern Greek coast in Aegean Sea. The archipelago is split in two independent island groups, Southern and Northern Sporades with northern islands being most popular among the tourists. The archipelago is known for its unique nature with national reserves on nearly every island. There are also thousands of historical landmarks across the entire archipelago and every inhabited island has something to offer.
Only four inhabited islands of Sporades offer its guests accommodation places. Most of local facilities are comfortable beach hotels focused on tourists traveling with kids. Modern apartment … Open
Archeological points of interest, historical landmarks of the past, hundreds of charming churches and monasteries, museums and, of course, glamorous beaches make islands popular among millions of tourists. There are 700 islands in total, but only four are inhabited. Sporades became a popular place to visit only recently and still retain their pristine charm.
Island of Alonissos attracts lots of nature lovers, as it’s an excellent place for hiking. There are not so many historical landmarks though and most of them were destroyed by earthquakes. Sea reserve that spans along the vast part of the island and also includes numerous nearby unsettled islands is the main landmark of the area. There are lots of various plants and animals, including rare seal species. Copyright
Perhaps, one of the most traditional souvenirs, brought from Greece, can be considered olives. This is not surprising, because in any market you can find a large number of different versions … Open
Distinctive feature of Skiathos island is abundance of churches and monasteries built hundreds of years ago. Kounistra monastery built back in 17th century has survived until today in its original form. It’s the symbol of the island. Its walls house precious religious artifacts, including the statue of the island's holy patroness. Koukounaries reserve located in the western part of the island is an important natural landmark. There's a number of rare plants in its area and also an excellent beach extremely popular among tourists.
Sporades Island of Skyros is also rich with historical landmarks. Most of them are located in island's capital along with archeological, municipal and Faltaits private museums. Each of them is worth tourists’ attention. Among the historical symbols of the island, beautiful Kastro castle is notable. There's also St.George monastery. Tourists who like to walk around historical places are recommended to visit Palamari area. That's where archeologists found ruins of settlement dating back to Bronze Age. Artifacts found at the site are kept in one of local museums.
Over the past few years, Sporades has been traditionally referred to as the Northern Sporades, a group of 11 islands, four of which are now inhabited. This is a great place for active and … Open
Skopelos island is another place for fans of hiking. There they have an excellent chance to combine sightseeing and walking around scenic landscapes. Delphi mountain that is the highest point of the entire archipelago is located at Skopelos. Its flanks are covered with beautiful forests, which in turn hide ancient monasteries and churches; many wonderful legends are associated with them. In total, there are more than 300 of religious landmarks on the island.
Farewell to Skiathos Despite the fact that first tourists appeared on the archipelago more than forty years ago, it has managed to keep its unique nature and clean environment. Sporades is a popular choice for fans of eco-tourism. There are many interesting areas for hiking and different kinds of water sports. Fans of active recreation usually enjoy visiting Alonnisos Island and explore its picturesque surroundings. During a short hiking tour on the island, travelers will be able to see rare plants, watch birds and insects. Then they will admire the fabulous view of the island.
On the Sporades, as in the rest of Greece, it's best to get acquainted with the local cuisine where you see a large number of Greek clients. Local catering establishments are called … Open
The National Marine Park is a fantastic place to get acquainted with the diversity of marine creatures. There is also an interesting museum in the territory of the park. Here visitors have an opportunity to learn about rare species of marine animals that are on the verge of extinction nowadays. On Skiathos Island, travelers are welcome to attend Koukounaries. This is a gorgeous nature reserve, during an excursion in which visitors can see rare types of plants. There is a beautiful beach not far away from the nature reserve, and it is open to visitors. Skiathos beaches remain an excellent place for active pastime. There are many diving centers and sports complexes not far away from them.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Sporades Island
♥   Castle 'Skiathos Castle' Skiathos, 44.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Chalkis' Chalkis, 72.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Sporades Island
♥   National Park 'Ethniko Parko Schinia Marathona' , 99.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Mount Athos' , 137 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sightseeing in Greece: things to see

Peloponnese Peninsula is an important tourist object of Greece. There are many legends connected with the peninsula. Most of them are about the ancient city of Corinth and its grandiose temples and acropolis. The temples of Athena and Apollo have survived in best condition. Both the temples were constructed in the 6th century BC. Macedonia is another popular tourist destination. This part of Greece is not only rich in historic landmarks, but is also very beautiful. Spectacular waterfalls, ruins of ancient settlements, odea and oases – you will see all these and even more in Macedonia. Crete Island is simply adored by travellers as this is a wonderful place with rich history. The most famous sights of the island include Minotaur Labyrinth, Minos Palace and around a hundred of other ancient monuments that tell more about Greek gods and heroes. Every city and region in Greece can strike visitors with their rich heritage and share many interesting stories about past centuries. … Open
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