Biodiversity and good winds
The beautiful Sporades are located in the northwestern Aegean Sea between the island of Evia and Mount Pelion on the mainland. There are 24 islands in total, but only Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos, and Skyros are permanently inhabited.
It is one of the lesser-known and little-visited archipelagos in the Mediterranean, although it is blessed with magnificent nature. Fragrant pine hills stretch down to the sea, where beautiful sandy and pebbly beaches and refreshing waters invite you to relax and swim. It is also home to the largest marine protected area in the Mediterranean, covering 2250 square kilometers in the Aegean Sea, with an incomparable diversity of flora, fauna, and aquatic life.
The Sporades are also a very good entry area for novice charterers, as they are protected from the strong Meltemi wind that blows in the rest of the Aegean during the summer.