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Alonissos and the Northern Sporades

Listed under Islands in Sporades Islands, Greece.

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Of the 11, densely wooded, mountainous islands that make up the Sporades group only four are inhabited, Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonnisos and Skyros. The islands, known for the crystal clear water which separates them, are covered in pine forest and have partly rocky, partly sandy coastlines.

Skopelos is the largest and has a well preserved traditional town, smaller scenic mountain villages, 300 monasteries and whitewashed churches while Skiathos is more for those who enjoy water sports and organised tourist activities. Alonisso has a large area of protected forest and a National Marine Park, set aside to preserve the habitat of the very rare Mediterranean Monk Seal, and is the island best suited for nature lovers.

Travel Guide to the Sporades Islands.

Written by  Lindsay Drury.

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“Greek Islands generally”

Best to visit the Sporades in a hired yacht. The islands get more and more uninhabited the further east you go. Perfect for a flotilla sail if you have kids. Read more...

Written by  Ian Wilson.

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