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There are few main official tourist offices for the Sporades. The closest you’ll come is the Skiathos Municipality agency. In lieu of official agencies, however, there are an array of private travel agencies, and these offer a myriad of services, tickets, car rentals, and guided tours.
Dolphin of Skiathos. This travel agency offers a wide range of services, from booking ferry tickets and accommodation to leading excurions around Skiathos and the rest of the Sporades. Parodos Evaggelistrias, Skiathos Town, Skiathos, 37002. 24270/21910. www.dolphin-skiathos.gr.
Madro Travel. Because of owners Mahi and George Drossou's inviting personalities and impressively extensive knowledge of the island, this is the kind of travel agency most people wish existed on every island. Both with deep roots in Skopelos' own history, these two charismatic travel agents can offer quality suggestions for what to do—or avoid doing—during your time here. Local boat trips, ferry and hydrofoil tickets, exciting drives, and on-target tips on sites, restaurants, and memorable walks can be found at Madro, while their son Vaggelis can offer insights on the island's nightlife and more youth-oriented excursions. Old Harbor (next to Platanos Jazz Club), Skopelos town, 37003. 242/4022145. 242/4022941. www.madrotravel.com.
Skyros Travel. This friendly and professional local tour operator specializes in all things to do with Skyros: finding last-minute accommodation, car rentals, and ferry tickets, and flights to and from the island. Agora, Skyros town, 34007. 22220/91123 or 22220/91600. www.skyrostravel.com.
Thalpos Holidays. Apart from the standard travel services, Thalpos can also arrange hiking, biking, cooking lessons, and other more personalized and alternative activities. Paralia Skopelou, Skopelos town, 37003. 24240/29036. www.holidayislands.com.