• by XpatAthens
  • Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Explore the Sporades islands, in the northwest Aegean. You’ll find dense vegetation, rocky landscapes, and pure blue seas; a uniquely alternative destination. Go island-hopping in a paradise island complex. Trace Skiathos walking routes, and discover its hidden beauties. With your mind’s eye follow the footsteps of great writers, such as Alexander Papadiamantis, as they walked through dense forests and olive groves.


Nature enthusiasts should follow a lovely path through the famous Koukounariés forest and around Lake Strofilia (4.2 km). Alternatively, take a leisurely, easy walk round Kanapitsa Peninsula (4.9km).

If you like long walks (7km), why not visit Skiathos’ historical churches—Evagelistrias Monastery & the Churches of St. Harálambos, St. Apóstolos and St. Dimitrios.

The island of Alonissos is home to the Mediterranean Monk Seal (monachus monachus), one of the biggest seal species. You can go to the National Marine Park of Alonissos and support the rescue of newborn pups!

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