The Sporades

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  • 1. Faltaits Historical and Folklore Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Built after Greek Independence by a wealthy family (who still owns the museum), the house is one of the most impressive in Skyros Town and is...Read More

  • 2. Koukounaries

    Beach–Sight

    Some fans call this scenic slice of shoreline "Golden Coast," after its fine, sparkling golden sand, but in high season, when sunseekers land...Read More

  • 3. Megalos Aselinos and Mikros Aselinos

    Beach–Sight

    At these side-by-side options, separated by a forested headland, expansive and laid-back Megalos Aselinos is a favorite of locals and tourists...Read More

  • 4. Milia Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Skopelos's longest beach is considered by many to be its best, with white sands, clear turquoise waters, and vibrant green trees. Though still...Read More

  • 5. Monastery of St. George

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The best way to get an idea of the town and its history is to follow the sinuous cobbled lanes past the mansions of the Old Town to the Kastro...Read More

  • 6. Adrina Beach

    Beach–Sight

    This strand of small pebbles has crystal-clear, turquoise water and, despite some sun beds and umbrellas, a feeling of seclusion. Dassia, the...Read More

  • 7. Agia Eleni and Krasa

    Beach–Sight

    Around the island's western tip are Ayia Eleni and Krasa, facing the nearby Pelion Peninsula. The beaches are also known as Big and Little Banana...Read More

  • 8. Agnonda Beach

    Beach–Sight

    This little seaside settlement fronts exceptionally clean waters and has numerous tavernas along its pebbled beach serving fresh seafood. Agnonda...Read More

  • 9. Apokries

    Festival–Sight

    This pre-Lenten Carnival revelry relates to pre-Christian Dyonisian fertility rites and is famous throughout Greece. Young men dressed as old...Read More

  • 10. Archeological Museum of Skyros

    Museum/Gallery

    These two small rooms (on the way to Magazia Beach as you begin to descend from the town) contain rare weapons, pottery, and jewelry, mostly...Read More

  • 11. Athanasakeion Archaeological Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Local finds from the region's rich history are displayed in this neoclassical building from 1909. Artifacts like jewelry, pottery, clay statuettes...Read More

  • 12. Ayios Fokas

    Beach–Sight

    The road south from Atsitsa deteriorates into a rutted track, nerve-racking even for experienced motorbike riders. If you're feeling fit and...Read More

  • 13. Ayios Petros Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Close to the airport, this wonderful white-sand-and-pebble beach is surrounded by lush greenery and serenely backdropped, on the hill above...Read More

  • 14. Bourtzi

    Local Interest–Sight

    This lovely presence on Skiathos harbor stands on a small, pine-covered peninsula that divides the main port and was built in 1207 by the Venetian...Read More

  • 15. Episkopi Church

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Take the vaulted passageway from St. George's Monastery courtyard to this ruined church, the former seat of the bishop of Skyros, built in AD...Read More

  • 16. Evangelistria

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The island's best-known and most beautiful monastery sits on Skiathos's highest point and was dedicated in the late-18th century to the Annunciation...Read More

  • 17. Evangelistria Monastery

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    A perch on Palouki Mountain provides views of the sea and the town. The impressive complex was founded in 1676 and completely rebuilt in 1712...Read More

  • 18. Folklore Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    For an impression of how upper-class Skopelians lived 200 years ago, step into this 18th-century mansion (1795) with hand-carved period furniture...Read More

  • 19. Goritsa Hill

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The east side of Volos butts up against the pine-forested Goritsa Hill, which rises about 650 feet above the town, is accessible by hiking trails...Read More

  • 20. Kalamitsa

    Beach–Sight

    The windy beach of Kalamitsa is 4 km (2½ miles) along the road south from Ahilli, and popular with windsurfers for obvious reasons. Nevertheless...Read More

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