If you are looking for a getaway that has a small range of activities and a strong emphasis on rest and relaxation, then a Northern Sporades holiday is the ideal answer for you. The 5 main islands out of an archipelago of 24 offer the chance to relax in the sunshine whilst taking in some spectacular views of the Aegean Sea. A charming Northern Sporades holiday rental villa will offer all the comforts of home and a great base from which to explore the islands and what they have in terms of activities and attractions. A Northern Sporades holiday will leave you with some wonderful memories and fully re-energised after your relaxing break away.
A Northern Sporades holiday has a lot going on, particularly if you are intent on having a great beach holiday. The islands have many beautiful, clean, sandy beaches that are perfect for sunbathing on or indulging in a variety of watersports. Activities available on the islands include snorkelling, diving, sailing, fishing, windsurfing and water skiing. Other activities available include horse riding, tennis, golf, cycling, walking, rock climbing and abseiling.
If you can tear yourself away from your luxurious Northern Sporades holiday rental villa then there are plenty of attractions to be enjoyed on the islands. A popular attraction on the island of Alonissos is the Marine Park. This protected area was the first in Greece and is home to many endangered species of wildlife, as well as various flora and fauna. The protected area encompasses six of the smaller islands of the archipelago as well as Alonissos itself. There is a specific zone that visitors can travel to in order to see the various natural wonders of the Marine Park.
Also worth a visit on the island of Skepelos are the pirate's graves at Sedoukia. These graves are very mysterious and old, carved out of the natural rock and well hidden from prying eyes by dense forests that are found all over the island. It is worth the trek and effort to take a look at these graves though and there is also a beautiful well with some of the best water on the island to be found there.
Visitors on a Northern Sporades holiday can expect to enjoy hot summers and very mild winters. The warmest time of the year to have a Northern Sporades holiday rental villa is in the months of July and August. The daytime temperature during these months can reach as high as 26°C. Even during the winter months, the average daytime temperature rarely falls below 11°C. The Northern Sporades islands are ideally placed with cooling winds so that it does not feel too hot. There is an average annual rainfall in the area of 20 inches.
Visitors on a Northern Sporades holiday will likely land at either of the main airports, Skiathos Airport (JSI) or Volos Airport (VOL). Air operators offering cheap flights to the area include Viking Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines and Thomson Airways. Passengers can depart from several UK airports such as Manchester (MAN), Newcastle(NCL), Gatwick (LGW), East Midlands (EMA) and Birmingham (BHX).