The Sporades

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Sporades - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. 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

  • 2. 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

  • 3. 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

  • 4. 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

  • 5. 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

  • 6. Kechrias Monastery

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Just southwest of Kastro is this romantically deserted monastic compound, where the 18th-century church is embellished with frescoes and surrounded...Read More

  • 7. Kounistra Monastery

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The dirt road north of Troullos leads to beaches and to the small, now deserted, Kounistra Monastery. It was built in 1655 on the spot where...Read More

  • 8. Mandraki Beach

    Beach–Sight

    A good 2½ km (1½ miles) from the main road—but accessible with a 4x4—this sandy stretch offers a sense of peace and privacy. Sometimes called...Read More

  • 9. Megali Ammos

    Beach–Sight

    Within walking distance of Skiathos Town, the sandy stretch of Megali Ammos is an easy option. The bars and eating options lining the back of...Read More

  • 10. Papadiamantis Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    The modest home of one of Greece's finest writers, Alexandros Papadiamantis (1851–1911), lauded by some as "the Greek Dostoyevsky," is filled...Read More

  • 11. Vassilias Beach

    Beach–Sight

    On one of the better beaches close to Skiathos Town, Vassilias is lined by pine trees that lean thirstily toward the shallow seashore, providing...Read More

  • 12. Vromolimnos

    Beach–Sight

    One of the most popular and busiest beaches on Skiathos has a party vibe, along with waterskiing, which is especially good in the afternoon...Read More

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