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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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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