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Skopelos

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bSkopelos is the greenest island in Greece . Here , where the green of the pine trees and the dense forest meets the deep blue sea and sky, creating an image of natural beauty , you will find yourself in an idyllic land , in a small paradise in the heart of Greece .
The island of Skopelos is characterized by dense forests and the blue of the sea and that’s why on 05.07.97 officially proclaimed as » green and blue island » by the International Agency for BIO . It is telling that the biggest part of the island is covered by virgin pine forest . A forest when visiting Skopelos going to need your love , care and attention to remain as it is.
The town of Skopelos , by presidential decree also been characterized as a traditional settlement ( 19/10/78 Presidential Decree 594, 13-11/78 ) .
Geographically Skopelos is an Aegean island (central – northwest Aegean ) , east of Pelion and north of Evia . It has a coastline rich in tensions with perimeter 67 km stretch of 95.8 t.ch , maximum length of 17 kilometers and a width of 8 kilometers. The population is about 5,700 residents , while it is the second largest island in the Northern Sporades (after Skyros ) .
Skopelos attractions are many. You will need several days to be able to know them .
The picturesque town of Skopelos composes itself a unique landscape and you will definitely enjoy the trails in the narrow alleys .
You will also visit the Byzantine and historical monuments of the island , like the pirate graves in chests .
The mountains of Skopelos with many sources and pines are another unique gem of Skopelos . As well as bays , the beautiful beaches and unique landscapes .
On the island you will find many beaches and coves with crystal clear waters. The choices are numerous and for all kinds of taste. Beaches with pebbles or sand . Deserted coves for naturists . Crowded beaches and water sports , sun beds , umbrellas and taverns or bars to enjoy a drink or meal . Bays with deep water for short explorations of beautiful bottom mask or underwater speargun .
In Skopelos , finally , you will find 4 ports are hosted istiofora.Afta Language , Agnontas , New Climate and naturally in this Skopelos , which is the largest of the Northern Sporades .

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Thassos

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image_126_2013223910Green . Blue . Full of memories and promises. Scenic Beauty and unpredictable sea combines lush evergreen pine forests and olive groves , with crystal clear waters , the traditional way of life in the villages, archaeological sites , trendy shops and nightlife .
The beauty of Thassos is definitely a great opportunity to enjoy nature . Lush forests of pine and fir trees , and land cultivated with olive trees cover the entire surface of the island and the picturesque villages revealed one after another . And while the captivating greenery enough a frisk for this lost time in the vastness of the Aegean. Creeks , beautiful beaches , wild cliffs and hidden caves promise thrilling experiences .
Thassos are organized two ports that can accommodate sailboats , these ports and the stairs Kallirachis.Episis whole island is dotted with sheltered coves where you can spend the night agryrovolontas . Each beach and a apokalypsi.Tha find sandy beaches and many secluded beaches that will make you feel like the first created in paradeiso.Makryammos , Depths , Bib , Fat , Glyfada , Papalimani , Lancet , Golden Beach in Skala Panagia , the Gold Coast Skala Potamia Koinyra , Paradise stack iAlyki considered and the pool on the island, fine sand Astris , Côte drink, Peukari , Côte Limenaria up Tripiti the Atspas Skala Maries , Côte Kallirachi Coast Savior , Côte thickets Skala Prinos and others.

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Skyros

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image_213_2013213343Skyros is the southernmost and largest island of the Sporades located east of Evvoias.I area reaches 210 square kilometers . The island is characterized by strong contrasts, with pine covered hills , rocky mountain landscapes , idyllic secluded beaches , beautiful coves , long beaches , sea caves composing a full and natural terrain variations .

With a long history , Skyros , there was always place that has preserved the tradition and authenticity. The visitors will admire the local architecture , ornate woodwork , the Byzantine thematic origin ceramics. In bright white , stuck next to another country home , you will be impressed with the special decoration .
It is also well known for the Skyros horse , not easily found anywhere else in the world and shown in front of the Parthenon .
Cheese , honey , herbs , meat , fish and seafood are the raw materials for Skyrian kitchen that will impress you for its quality.

Throughout the island there are two ports for sailing , in Lynaria and Achilli.Sti Skyros end are some of the most beautiful beaches in Greece . Crystal clear waters , caves , beautiful landscapes , beaches with golden or white pebble beaches , you will definitely have the opportunity to experience and enjoy the beaches of Skyros during your holiday .

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Skiathos

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image_184_20132125317_thumbnailThe island , home to the famous Greek writer Alexandros Papadiamanti is a green island of Sporades , a true jewel of the Aegean , with amphitheater built white houses , steep cliffs and turquoise seas . It is only 46 square kilometers, but many people return to the island for their holidays each year for the mere fact that it has the best beaches in the Greek islands , a great variety of restaurants, bars , plenty of accommodation for stay and the fact that it is a absolutely gorgeous island . It is a lush, green island with over 60 beaches.

Skiathos island apart from its natural beauty , it offers excellent tourist infrastructure , major attractions such as the Museum of Musical Instruments of the world and the House – Museum of Alexander Papadiamanti , historic monasteries and the medieval town of Castle in the North coast of the island .
The island “s nightlife is very intense so Skiathos is one of the most preferred holiday destinations of youth .
The island offers endless golden beaches are beaches Tsougria Skiathos , Banana , Lalaria Vromolimnos , Kanapitsa , Castle, Saint Helena, Mandraki – Olive, Big Sandy, which is accessed by road or by boat.

Lovers tours have opportunity to walk through streams and forests of the island and discover the deeper beauty of the area .
The island hosts sailing a single port, where you can vacation for relaxation or to bother doing excursions , sports and enjoying the nightlife of Skiathos.

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Samothrace

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image_165_20132124542The idea of a small Greek island usually brings to mind images of sandy beaches and blue sea . Samothrace , already there is more to add : besides these traditional virtues , a huge mountain , stretched in the largest area of ​​the island , impresses the visitor , while calling him to follow one of several paths to the Moon … as named the highest peak of the mountain Saos the highest peak in North Aegean 1617m.

The island is a combination of wildlife and extraordinary beauty . Mountains and sea, rivers and towering waterfalls with crystal clear waters that flow in ponds ( vathres ) , forests and wild unspoiled nature painted all of palette and forgotten god of human hand , is a paradise that promises the best holidays to any traveler .
The nature except rare landscapes and special natural beauties , » donated » to the island and springs with important therapeutic properties . The hot springs , known since the time of Byzantium for their great therapeutic value , hide a huge geothermal field and dominate the entrance to the village of Therma . The only possibility for bathrooms in warm baths , sea and Pedestal – natural ponds that create waterfalls , gives the visitor a unique experience of rejuvenation and relaxation while the rich waters and green landscape of the traveling with a unique and revealing way.

Samothrace is ranked 7th in the list of top 100 alternative tourist destinations in Europe . Honored with the 2012 Gold Award as a qualitative coastal destination in the European Union Beach and Coastal Area (European Coastal & Marine Union EUCC). The coast of Samothrace is delivering crisp , lacy , covered with white or black » pebble «. On the south side of the island awaits Pahi Ammos , o exotic bush and the beach of Kipi found in the easternmost part of the island is dominated by dark gray-black pebbles , revealing the secret beauties of Samothrace . The port in Kamariotisa can accommodate sailboats

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Lesbos

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image_194_20132125738Lesbos (Mytilene ) : The island of harmony and beauty.

Between West and East Lesvos , the brightest of the » diamond » of the Aegean Sea , which has rightly described as the «island of Harmony and Beauty » is Lesbos , many know her by the name of Mytilini , because of the homonymous his capital .

Anyone who begins to describe in two words Lesbos usually difficult . That’s because the island is not only a denominator attractiveness as many other tourist islands . It is a mosaic of attractions, with many natural beauties , rare geological monuments , terrifying swings in his landscapes , amazing archaeological treasures , settlements splendid architectural beauty, wetlands , hiking trails , museums very significant value and exceptional local cuisine .
H eruption of a volcano before 20 million years divided the island into two different » worlds » , the switch leaves the visitor ecstatic . The east side is overgrown with pine and olive trees , sloping down to the sea . In the western part of Lesvos ( Mytilene ) but the landscape is changing and something reminiscent of Cyclades and … » Wild West » . Here is a unique monument of world heritage , the petrified forest of Sigri and the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest .
The island is an ideal destination for summer vacations and recreation . The whole island has an area of ​​1633.83 square kilometers and a population according to the 2011 census , 85,450 residents. The island is mountainous – although several plains – and belongs to the islands of the North Aegean , while just short of the Coast Tourkias. Echei plane tree shape with two large shallow bays , Kalloni and Gera .

Most settlements retain the » color » and their architectural character and come through like a painting , as viewed through the olive groves asimostachti with traditional tiled roofs and cobbled streets thereof. Typical example of the architectural heritage of the settlements, is extremely picturesque Molyvos .
Striking feature of the island’s many hot springs – a quarter of spas in the country is located here – the wetlands with thousands of native and migratory birds and amphibians , the only monument of the Petrified Forest , the well-known throughout the country monasteries ( as St. Raphael the Archangel Mandamados ) and pilgrimage , the worship scene ( where the Christian faith coexist with paganism ) , and of course the living spiritual tradition ever present hazards through events even in the smallest villages.

The beaches of the island , we could say that there are too many relative to the size of the island . But of great variety. Other small and quaint , and other large and worldly . As for the waters are crystal clear and can satisfy all tastes . Other cool waters just as the two Gulf of Kalloni and Gera and others with colder waters such as those facing the Aegean islets pelagos.Stis Tokmakia and especially the Virgin Mary will find fantastic beaches .

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Lemnos

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image_164_20132124124Lemnos is the eighth Greek island with an area of ​​438 square kilometers and is the fourth coastline ( 260 km ) ! This means that it has many beaches and surely one of these will fully meet your needs !

Whether you want a quiet and secluded beach , or looking for a beach bar with secular and activities , it is certain that you will find … here in Lemnos !
Located in the northern Aegean Sea, the Thracian Sea, between Mount Athos, Samothrace , Imbros and Lesbos . The capital and main port of Lemnos is Myrina .
Lemnos is a volcanic island . Although not forests , has extensive plains cultivated with cereals and vines . Also has beautiful and clean beaches and is an ideal island for a relaxing vacation . The island’s population is around 18,000 .
To the north of the island of Lemnos , 3 km above the village Katalakko and near the beach of Gomati , lie the famous Dunes in an area of ​​70 acres . The Dunes are an extremely rare and allokosmo landscape , attracting more and more fans of curiosities of nature.
The Sahara of Lemnos !

As the Sahara , and so on Lemnos , strong northerly winds constantly reshape the form of these golden mountains of sand , resulting in an unusual optical sight against the blue sea . Lemnos will find two ports which can comfortably accommodate istiofora.Sti Myrina and Moudro .

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Alonissos

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image_90_2013222727Alonissos is the ultimate setting for a truly relaxing holiday. It is the most distant cluster of Sporades and the only inhabited predominantly in the Sporades National Marine Park , created in 1992 . It forms refuge for rare birds and especially the monk seal monachus monachus.
The Country is an absolutely beautiful little village with small cafes that overlook the Sporades , local art shops and beautiful rooms . Island with beautiful beaches and countless small deserted islands in amazing natural environment inhabited by people responsibly protected and highlighted . The first thing that visitors encounter Alonissos is Patitirion picturesque harbor and capital of the island , which took its name from the wine presses , when the main occupation of the locals were viticulture .
Is pine areas in the southern part with hiking trails and beautiful scenery , and beaches with crystal clear waters . Ideal for nature lovers and for those who seek the crowd and bustle on summer holiday , Alonissos , offers a quiet and relaxing stay while can satisfy requirements and nature of the visitor as well as for hiking and sea excursions. Finally , Alonissos has something special that sets it apart from all other Greek islands : the seabed . Hundreds of shipwrecks , ancient and modern, located on the seabed around Alonissos .

Most beaches you will find in Alonissos is organized and pebbles . Almost all beaches are pine landscapes and therefore turquoise waters.
The National Marine Park may not be exactly what you have in your mind . It is a vast area of 2,200 square kilometers in the northeastern portion of the seeds . The purpose of the Park is to protect the very rich fauna comprising more than 300 species of fish , dolphins , whales , coral rare , endangered bird species and of course the Mediterranean Monk Seal Monachus Monachus. Besides the sea area , the Park includes the Alonissos island , 6 smaller islands ( Pigeon , Kyra Panagia, Psathoura , Pepper , Skantzoura and Jura ) and 22 vrachonisides.To Patitirion and Stenivala are two small ports will become bases of operations on excursions , Alonissos and barren

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Agios Efstratios

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image_82_20132154550image_98_20132221515_thumbnailAgios Efstratios or Ai Stratis , as the locals call their island has an area of ​​45 sq. km . Its terrain is volcanic with little green but with rich subsoil .
The highest peak is the » mark » ( 298 m ) . Around it there are several islets and Micronesia . The entire island is listed in the «Natura 2000″, as it is high, the level of conservation of ecosystems .

The only settlement on the island , located the small community located on the northwest coast , where the picturesque harbor of . Today the island live 250 residents . Engaged mainly in fishing and farming, agriculture and tourism .
In recent years with the development of tourism Agios Efstratios is gaining friends , who expressed high praise for its beauty. The pristine beaches, fresh fish and the exceptional quality cheese attract many visitors every summer . On the island there are small guesthouses and lodgings , restaurants and coffee bars , which enable tourists to enjoy the hospitality and the tranquility of the place . The island operates a gas station and office rental motorbikes and cars . It also has a helipad , while the port can accommodate a sufficient number of yachts.

For swimming offered the beautiful beaches of the island , Agios Antonios , Agios Dimitrios , Ftylio , Lidario , and Mary Reed . The village’s beach has umbrellas , showers and cabins .

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