Sailing holidays in Sporades (Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonnisos, Skyros): a uniquely alternative destination.
Explore the Sporades islands, in the northwest Aegean! Dense vegetation; rocky landscapes, and pure blue seas: a uniquely alternative destination. Go for sailing holidays in Sporades (Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonnisos, Skyros) and have a life-time vacations!
What islands are called Sporades?
Sporades are in the north Aegean, south and east of Halkidiki and east of Pelion and consists of the following islands:
And about 20 smaller islands and islets.
The cluster of islands is about 40 nm from mainland.
Why should I choose Sporades for sailing holidays?
Meltemi (NE wind), but generally the winds are mild, usually reaches 3-5 Beaufort. This means that conditions are ideal for sailing cruises.
All the islands have safe and organized ports with good services (water, electricity, easy access to settlements, etc.).It has several safe coves and nautical shelters for idyllic night.
Villages are very beautiful, with unique architecture and unique tradition.
One of the strongest advantages of Sporades is there are too many beautiful beaches. Beaches for all tastes: isolated, small, large, organized, with fine sand and pebbles.
The food is another very strong advantage. Amazing pies, local meat, fresh fish and many local recipes. There are most sophisticated restaurants as well.
Nightlife for all tastes, quiet bars, picturesque cafes, clubs, demanding quality shops.
Very beautiful images of the natural beauty as they combine lush vegetation, wild landscapes, waters in all shades of blue and green and horizons that look like paintings!!!So, sailing holidays in Sporades is unique!!
The cosmopolitan Skiathos
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! The nature enthusiasts should follow a lovely route through the famous Koukounariés forest and around Lake Strofilia. (Length 4.2 km). Alternatively, take a leisurely, easy walk round Kanapitsa Peninsula (4,9km)!
The old city (Hora) is built around a sheltered bay. Narrow streets, Aegean architecture mansions, lovely coffee shops and bars as well as restaurants and taverns to suit every taste and wallet. Today and yesterday are harmoniously blend, offering tranquility, but also intensity, allowing the best place for summer destination.
Bourtzi is one of the most characteristic corners of Hora (Skiathos), green small peninsula separating the old from the new port.
The magnificent view and the remains of the castle, create an idyllic image and atmosphere of a bygone era.
Seeking to experience some religious awe? Take a rather long-distance walk (7km) to Skiathos historical churches (Evagelistrias Monastery & the Churches of St. Harálambos, St. Apóstolos and St. Dimitrios).
Skiathos is an island with many awarded and popular beaches.
Koukounaries, which is full of pine trees, is considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean. The crystal clear water and the near wetland of Lake Strofilia, is giving a special touch of beauty. There are many beach bars and facilities for water sports.
In Lalaria, the Tripia Petra is coming out of the sea, making the landscape unique.
Kastro has golden sand with a magnificent view of the ruins of the old medieval castle.
In Aselinos, the battle between the wind and the sea, create wild beauty.
Banana is a beautiful beach with a namesake beachbar. Tense rhythms, incredible diving, loud music and entertainment until late at night. Next is Little Banana, ideal place for naturists.
Vromolimnos is a lively and youthful beach with amazing sand and crystal waters.
Nikotsara and Megas Gialos offer moments of tranquility and isolation.
It is worthy a memorable ride with the sailboat in the green island of Tsougrias which is located 2,5n.milia opposite Skiathos Town, with its turquoise waters and golden beaches.
Go sailing holidays in Sporades,only with the Power Marine Yachting!!!
The perfect combination of green and blue.
Skopelos is considered the greenest island of Greece, since 90% of the island is covered by virgin pine forest. Beaches are also beautiful and breathtaking.
A sailing yacht is the perfect way of getting know the beaches and the beauty of the island. We can moor in Stafilos with the stunning turquoise waters and rocks that spring out of the sea, like natural handmade sculptures.
Then we can go to the Agnontas harbor with picturesque taverns by the sea or swim at one of the fabulous coves that are located in the surrounding area, which only with a sailboat you can enjoy.
Then we can drop an anchor in Panormos with its natural harbor, which was an old pirate refuge and get ropes from the trees that reach the sea!!! In Panormos there are excellent restaurants and an organized large beach or other smaller, more isolated. It is perhaps one of the most unique places in Sporades to enjoy the most beautiful sunsets!!! Also amazing is the sunset in Loutraki (Glossa), the port on the NW side of the island.
Milia and surroundings
Certainly drop an anchor in Milia, which has long white sand and dreamy turquoise waters. The area between Milia and Glossa is full of small bays and small beaches, with waters of all shades of blue and green, which are accessible only from the sea. Lonely coves with white rocks. Pine trees mirrored in the calm waters and incredibly rich, clear bottom, is another feature of beauty that the nature of this island can offer you!!!
Those and more you can experience only when you have sailing holidays in Sporades!!!
One with nature.
Sailing with the PowerMarineYachting sailboat in Sporades, we set sail to Alonissos. Alonissos is one of the most interesting islands of Sporades!
Drop the anchor at Patitiri, the picturesque port of the island, which is full of restaurants, beautiful shops and anything you need after a long day in sea.
Old town (Hora) of Alonissos
Hora of Alonissos is located 3 km from Patitiri and is built amphitheatrically on the hill above the harbor. The sea view is amazing, you can admire the vastness of the Aegean and an incredible palette of colors as the day passes. The unique landscape is breathtaking and reminds you the special wild beauty of this place.
A visitor will be amazed by wandering the narrow cobbled streets, the picturesque courtyards and the flowering specimens of medieval architecture.
Watching the deep blue sea you can enjoy a glass of excellent local wine.
There are also many Byzantine churches, stone threshing and castle ruins that testify the past of the Old Town.
Alonissos is an ideal destination for sailing holidays in Sporades. Turquoise shades, organized or isolated beaches and places suitable for relaxation, exploration and photography.
Some of them are Milia, Chrisi Milia, Ayios Dimitrios, Kokkinokastro, Megalos Mourtias.
The beach of Glyfa is suitable for relaxation and water sports, full of shells and pebbles. Located just above the picturesque Stenivala, it has clear water, beautiful scenery and great food in the taverns located only few meters from the beach.
The Leftos Gialos is like a postcard beach. Enjoy the view of the desert islands, the Two Brothers. It is the most popular beach for young people because of the beach bars, where there is entertainment and cocktails are flowing until late night.
Gorgis Gialos has the most idyllic views Alonissos.
Kokinokastro is a beach with dozens of shades. Deep blue sea, yellow sand, colored stones and green pines.
Chrisi Milia is a golden choice. It is a popular beach, with options range for sea sports to underwater activities.
Milia is an ideal bay with turquoise waters, ideal for diving off the sailboat.
Spartines is an isolated seashore and has strong followers.
Naturally Alonissos has countless other beaches, which are kept as a surprise for your trip when sailing with Powermarine.
What most characterizes Alonissos and makes it known worldwide, is the water park, which was established in 1992 to protect the endangered species of the Mediterranean seal Monachus-Monachus. It concludes the surrounding sea of Alonissos and all desert islands that surround it, such as Piperi, Jura, Skantzoura, Peristera and Kyra Panagia.Go sailing holidays in Sporades and swimm in all that crystal waters!!
Surrounding islands of Alonissos
The islands surrounding Alonissos is just a heaven for wildlife. Alonissos deserted islands is a real revelation. Their bottom host many rare species of coral, fish, dolphins and whales. Also in the region we find eight medieval and ancient shipwrecks and more than 25 modern, in a relatively shallow depth. It is a real paradise for divers.Only when you go for sailing holidays in Sporades with the experts,Power Marine Yachting,see all that beauty!!!
Peristera, is named by its shape which resembles the back of the pigeon. In the south there is a sheltered natural harbor of extraordinary beauty. It is recommended for overnight stay as it is very safe. In Pieristera we meet the largest in the world Byzantine shipwreck (12th century). The wreck was revealed by local sponge harvesters.
Dio Adelfi (Two Brothers) consist two islets highest peak of 178 meters. Their bottom is ideal for diving.
Skantzoura it is believed that is the ancient island of Skandira because of the findings that belong to the Hellenistic era. In Spantzoura is also impressive the abandoned monastery of the Virgin. Also on the island there are three leeward bays ideal for night mooring.
Yura has imposing cliffs. The wild beauty is at its peak. Here lives a very rare species of wild goat, the Carpahireus Aegagrus. Also recent archaeological investigations have shown that the cave located on the island coincides with the cave of Polyphemus Cyclops.
Psathoura is a volcanic island and because of this, the scenery is stunning, almost breathtaking. Here is also the namesake lighthouse, which is 26m tall. Is one of the highest in Greece. Preserved ruins of an ancient city are submerged from a short distance from the port. The traces of houses and roads are easily distinguished even today.
Piperi is rocky and very impressive and is the core of the marine park. Here there are many underwater caves and small beaches which form a natural shelter for the Mediterranean monk seal Monachus-Monachus and is an ideal place for their survival. Approaching to the island is prohibited to less than 3 miles.
Kyra Panagia is an island full of wild olive trees, arbutus, holly, heather, with little arable land and many water sources. On the southeast side of the island, perched on the cliffs, is the monastery of Panagia (Holy Mary). The monastery was built in 1100m.ch. It is built to a point of showing the vastness of the Aegean. The monastery is lived by a monk and can be visited.
The sheltered harbors of the Planitis (north) and Ayios Petros (south) are major attractions for sailors and fishermen.
Planitis is considered to be the largest natural harbors in the Mediterranean. Excellent anchorage, protected from all weathers. No matter how the wind strong is, inside the natural harbor is always peaceful. At night, the atmosphere is unreal beautiful. The sandy bottom reflects all the brilliance of the sky and the sense of being on another planet, looks real.
Kyra Panagia is the ancient Alonissos, with the main city built on Planiti bay. Currently known shipwrecks, the fertile soil, the two castles, the traces of the ancient city, match with the descriptions of the ancient Alonissos. The island was inhabited from the Neolithic period (6000-5000 BC) until the Classical period. Historically known is the conflict in 4op.ch. between Athenians and King Philippos II of Macedonia for domination of the island.
Sailing holidays in Sporades is the only way to enjoy these paradise!!!
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