The Guardian refers to these Greek islands as ideal holiday destinations, offering advice to readers concerning accommodation, food and tourist attractions that can be found on the islands.
The Sporades consist of 24 islands, only four of which are inhabited, including Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos and Skyros.
Skiathos, is the most popular amongst them and has plenty of spectacular sandy beaches to offer. Getting around is quite easy and there are numerous secret pathways to be explored. Visitors can reach Skiathos via its international airport.
Alonissos is famous for its unique marine park and is surrounded by many uninhabited islands. Its popularity increases every year.
Skyros is the least visited of the Sporades islands. The visitors who choose Skyros though, are rewarded by the intense traditional element which is dominant on the island.
Finally, Evia, although it doesn’t belong to the Sporades islands, is also located in the Eastern Aegean Sea. It is the second largest island after Crete, and its uniqueness lies within the differences between the mountainous south and the fertile ground of the north. It is located near Athens, thus it is easily accessible by boat.