Passengers traveling by ferry to Sporades Islands visit some of the four permanently inhabited islands of the island complex, which actually comprises 24 islands!
Alonnisos, Skiathos, Skopelos and Skyros have become very popular with tourists, each of them for a particular reason, but mainly because they have maintained their special character and display an amazing natural beauty. Located in the northwest Aegean, northeast of Evia, they feature rocky landscapes, dense vegetation and magnificent blue seas, providing ideal holiday destinations for any taste.
Passengers traveling to the destination Sporades may want to experience the cosmopolitan island of Skiathos, enjoy the greenery of Skopelos, relax on the island of Alonissos or discover the secluded island of Skyros. Either way, they will be amazed by the villages of the Sporades, with the traditional architecture including stone houses with red-tiled roofs and impressive churches. Following the narrow paved paths of many villages, visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of the sea, because many settlements are built on the slopes of hills. The Sporades Islands are also known for their beautiful beaches. It’s up to the visitor to decide if they like small or large bays, organized or secluded beaches with sand or pebbles. That is a luxury provided by Greece and its beautiful islands. Leaving with a ferry from Sporades Islands, passengers will take along the best impressions of Greek hospitality and culture. They will also keep the taste of delicious food served in the traditional seaside taverns and restaurants. They may feel the warm Greek sun on their skin for a long time and dwell on the thought of the sights and sounds of the Sporades islands.
The 24 “scattered” islands, called the Sporades in Greek, can be reached by ferry easily. Numerous Sporades ferry routes connect the islands with the mainland and with other islands. There are crossings from Agios Konstantinos, Volos and Thessaloniki to Skiathos, Skopelos, Skyros and Alonnisos and also from Mantoudi Evia.
In addition, it is possible to hop from islands to island within the Sporades, as there are frequent sailings available. The longest journey takes about 1 hour and 25 minutes to get from Skiathos to Alonnisos. The shortest takes only 15 minutes to reach Glossa from Skiathos.