Why You Should Sail in Sporades Islands

Why You Should Sail in Sporades Islands

Have you ever heard of the Sporades Islands? If yes, then you know they are some of the most beautiful islands in the Aegean Sea! Check out here why you should sail and visit the Sporades Islands.

Sailing in the Sporades Islands is terrific, thanks to the regular summer Meltemi wind. This area is perfect for those looking to enjoy the Mediterranean weather and climate. The fantastic combination of clear water, great wind, and beautiful beaches are timeless that sailors just can’t seem to resist. Sail to Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos, and Kyra Panayia and explore the easygoing and careless lifestyle of the Greek islands.

Weather Conditions 

The spring and summer months in the Sporades are dry and warm, with temperatures reaching 26 degrees even in May. Prevailing winds from the north provide fantastic sailing conditions. The Sporades, in general, enjoy a warm summer with temperatures reaching up to 30 degrees in July and August.

The best feature of the Sporades islands is exploring uninhabited, remote islands and sheltered bays. You can marvel at the stunning clarity of the water and the beautiful bays by dining on the yacht with the twinkle of starlight above you. The only sound is water lapping on the beach and the jingle of the bells from wandering goats.

Aegean Beauties

Additionally, there are plenty of things to do on the islands. At Skiathos, once the sun has set over the white-washed houses, the bars and restaurants that line the waterfront come alive and have stunning views across the bay. From Skiathos, sail over to the island of Skopelos. It’s around 20 miles away, which means plenty of time for a lazy lunch and swim stop. Skopelos has several possible visits, such as Neo Klima, Loutraki, or Skopelos Town’s buzzing.

From Skopelos, head up north to Patitiri on Alonissos Island and the National Marine Park. Then sail to the famed Mamma Mia church en route. Once you arrive on Alonissos, you will feel the pace of life gradually getting slower. It’s perfect for dropping the anchor and having a peaceful and quiet time to unwind. A walk or taxi up to Alonissos Old Town is a must! The views from the top of the hill are incredible. Furthermore, don’t miss out on the special local delicacies. It is some of the best Greek food you will ever taste!

After Patitiri, continue north to Kyra Panayia. Kyra Panayia is a peaceful island where the only people you’ll bump into are monks and fishermen. A night under the stars here can’t fail to disappoint. Once you’ve sailed as far north as you can, head back south to Steni Vala on Alonissos, another tranquil place to spend a night.

A great last stop can be Panormos bay on Skopelos Island, a beautiful emerald green bay 16km from Skiathos town. The unrivaled beauty of this bay is hard to beat, and the sunset here will make you never want to leave.