Guide to the Sporades Islands
EVE DISCOVERS THE SPORADES ISLANDS
"In October last year, I was lucky enough to visit the stunning Sporades Islands. Having done a lot of research before my visit, I thought I knew what to expect, however the reality blew me away and left me never wanting to leave! Upon arrival on Skopelos, I instantly felt welcome and completely at peace – it was like stepping off the boat into Paradise. During my stay on both
Skopelos and Alonissos, I was in constant wonder and amazement: the views to neighbouring islands, the calm and laid back atmosphere, the fresh, fragrant air, the green pine forests, the colour of the sea, the unique marine park, the proud, hospitable, welcoming locals… and our villas (of course).
Every night we ate at a different taverna and tried all the food the islands have to offer. Restaurants were keen to show off all their home-made specialities so we were presented with platters of tuna, calamari, fresh vegetables, stuffed courgette flowers, feta-cheese reinvented in many ways, toppings of delicious sesame seeds and honey, not to mention the freshly made Greek salad! One day we took a picnic to the famous Kastani beach and sat on the pebbles just watching the waves lap the shore. The transparent water was still warm from the summer so after lunch we went for a paddle.
All the towns I saw on both Skopelos and Alonissos offered local specialities – from sweet treats (my favourite being the delicious halva), to wonderful artisanal skin and hair care products, made from high quality local produce such as olive oil and honey, and artisanal jewellery and crafts – I never tired of looking in all the shop windows.
There is nothing not to love about the Sporades – these unspoilt islands offer something for everyone. When you’re there, it feels like you’ve found a secret retreat that no one else has discovered yet and you want to keep all for yourself."
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