The Sporades is a group of Greek islands in the northwest Aegean Sea. Four of them - Alonnisos, Skiathos, Skopelos and Skyros - are inhabited. The islands are known for their beaches, wooded terrain, and coastal diving and snorkeling. Surrounded by uninhabited isles, Alonnisos is at the center of a marine park that’s home to dolphins and Mediterranean monk seals.
The Sporades islands are geographically located between the Greek mainland and the Greek islands of North-Eastern Aegean, almost in the center of the Aegean Sea.
They consist of 24 islands, four of which are permanently inhabited: Alonnisos, Skiathos, Skopelos and Skyros.
When you think of the Greek islands, the dramatic volcanic landscapes of Santorini or Mykonos's . For a rather different island experience, head north to discover the Sporades islands, where pine forests and secluded coves provide the backdrop of a dream holiday.
The lush landscapes of the Sporades (officially the Northern Sporades) might well look familiar - many of the outdoor scenes in the hit musical movie Mamma Mia! were filmed here, including at Kastani Beach on Skopelos and the Old Port of Skiathos. Yet the beauty of the archipelago doesn't stop there: Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos and Skyros are decorated with pristine coastlines and fragrant pine forests, though each has its own distinctive charm too.