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The Sporades's Best Beaches
You'll hit a Beach Blanket Bingo at any of the blonde beaches of the Sporades. With their crystal-clear waters, they make an excellent retreat for those seeking super-relaxing holidays under the sun thanks to their big plus: unlike the Cyclades, most are not affected by strong meltemia winds.
The variety of scenic landscapes in the Sporades can satisfy even the most demanding visitor, as its beautiful beaches suit all tastes: golden sandy beaches, verdurous sceneries, or pebbled beaches surrounded by rocky coves. Happily, each offers perfect settings if you want to get into a real sunny daze. Apart from enjoying the sea, naturalists will want to visit the unique pine forest that borders Skiathos's famous Koukounaries beach, behind which sits the Strofilia Lake, a biotope that is home to rare bird species. History buffs will enjoy Skopelos's Panormos, which still retains remains of ancient settlements in the area.
Most beaches offer a wide range of facilities and services, from rental sun beds and umbrellas to windsurfing, snorkeling, and canoeing equipment for hire.
Restaurants, tavernas, and coffee shops are on the beach or nearby.
For those wishing for something more secluded and idyllic, a journey by boat to small nearby islets is an unforgettable experience.
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