Top things to do in Evia & the Sporades

Top Choice Museum in Skyros Town

Manos Faltaïts Folk Museum

This not-to-be-missed gem details the mythology and folklore of Skyros. The 19th-century mansion is a multilevel labyrinth of Skyrian costumes, embroidery, antique furniture, ceramics, daggers, cooking pots and vint…
Top Choice National Park in Patitiri

National Marine Park of Alonnisos Northern Sporades

In a country not noted for ecological foresight, the National Marine Park of Alonnisos (the largest marine park in Europe) is a welcome innovation. Created in 1992, its prime aim has been the protection of the endan…
Top Choice Taverna in Glossa & Loutraki

Flisvos Taverna

With simple Greek fare at its best, friendly beachfront Flisvos offers fresh fish at reasonable prices, along with traditional standards, such as mousaka (baked layers of eggplant or zucchini, minced meat and potato…
Top Choice Taverna in Skyros

Taverna Mouries

Serves traditional Greek fare that's simple, super-sized and tasty. Mouries means mulberry in Greek, and several rambling old trees, planted by owner Manolis' grandfather, provide welcome shade. Goat cooked in lemon…
Top Choice Taverna in Skiathos Town

Taverna-Ouzerie Kabourelia

Poke your nose into the open kitchen to glimpse the day’s catch at this popular taverna at the old port. Perfect fish grills and house wine are served at moderate prices. Grilled octopus and taramasalata (a thick pu…
Top Choice Antiques in Skiathos Town

Galerie Varsakis

Browse for unusual antiques, such as 19th-century spinning sticks made by grooms for their intended brides – the collection rivals the best Greek folklore museums. Upstairs is a dazzling display of the owner's paint…
Top Choice Traditional Music in Skopelos Town

Ouzerie Anatoli

Wait till at least 11pm, then head to this breezy outdoor ouzerie (place that serves ouzo and light snacks), high above the kastro (fortress) near the southeast corner of the waterfront, to hear traditional rembetik…
Top Choice Cafe in Old Alonnisos

Hayiati

Hayiati is a glykopoleio (sweets shop) by day and a piano bar by night, with sweeping views from its descending outdoor terraces. Morning fare includes made-to-order tyropita (cheese pie). Later, you’ll find homemad…
Top Choice Shoes in Skopelos Town

Skopelos Sandals

Classic handmade leather sandals and belts, adjusted to fit by the genial owner. The leather stretches, so wear your sandals around town for a few days and go back to have them readjusted if need be. Prices are grea…
Top Choice Monastery in Skiathos

Moni Evangelistrias

This famously historic monastery was a hilltop refuge for freedom fighters during the War of Independence, and the Greek flag was first raised here in 1807. Today, several monks do the chores, which include winemaki…