Welcome to Evia & the Sporades
Most visitors will use Evia as a jumping-off point for the gorgeous Sporades (‘scattered ones’). They seem like extensions of the forested Pelion Peninsula and, in fact, they were joined in prehistoric times. Skiathos, easily the most developed, claims the sandiest beaches in the Aegean. Low-key Skopelos kicks back with a postcard-worthy harbour and forest meadows, while remote Alonnisos anchors a national marine park. Southerly Skyros is known for culinary and artistic traditions dating from Byzantine times, when these islands were home to rogues and pirates.