The unknown Greek islands sailing holidays

Our love for sea and nature make us create new sailing routes. Halkidiki Sailing & Sporades Islands is following the desire of many customers for trips to unknown and unspoiled places and creates new routes far away from  the typical paths.

The unknown Greek islands sailing holidays is a challenge for tranquility and true relaxation from the intense rhythms of life.

Unspoiled nature, crystal clear waters, quiet and picturesque bays, create a unique image for the lovers of this kind of vacations!!! The place is called  the first Marine Park of Greece!!!

National Marine Park of Alonnisos Northern Sporades (NMPANS)

Established in 1992, the National Marine Park of Alonnisos Northern Sporades (NMPANS) is the first marine park in Greece and one of the largest marine protected areas in Europe.

The area covers about 2,200 Within the limits of the park, is the island of Alonnisos, which is the only inhabited island. Northwest of Alonnisos there is a complex of uninhabited islands, that are valuable shelter for many rare species of flora and fauna.

The park is an important area for many rare and endangered species. For example, the area hosts the most important remaining population of the Monk Seal (Monachus monachus) in the Mediterranean, with about 55 specimens.

In the park  four species of dolphins it has been observed, the striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba), common dolphin (Delphinus delphis), the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus), and the gray dolphin (Grampus griseus).

Also, it has been found and the unknown Cuvier’s beaked whales (Ziphius cavirostris). In rare cases have been recorded and larger cetaceans such as sperm (Physeter macrocephalus).

The unknown Greek islands sailing holidays is a unique opportunity to discover a Marine Park. The experience of our skippers, will help you discover with the best way the unknown and fascinating side of these islands!!!

Which are the Sporades islands?

  Islands Land Area ( Population (2011) Capital
1 Skyros 206,926 2.888 Skyros
2 Skopelos 95,131 5.041 Skopelos
3 Alonnisos 64,118 2.766 Patitiri
4 Skiathos 47,325 6.619 Skiathos
5 Kira-Panagia 24,76 2  
6 Peristera 14,25 30  
7 Youra 11,052 0  
8 Skantzoura 6,229 0  
9 Valaxa 4,333 0  
10 Piperi 4,228 6  
11 Skyropoula 3,827 0  
12 Sarakino 3,337 0  
13 Tsougria 1,173 0  
14 Athelfi 1,027 0  
15 Prasso 0,843 0  
16 Psathoura 0,763 0  
17 Lechousa 0,688 0  
18 Plati Skyrou (or Platia) 0,619 0  
19 Rinia Skyrou (or Erinia) 0,533 0  

Source: wikipedia

From these 19 islands, the most famous are SkiathosSkopelosAlonnisos and Skyros. The rest is unknown. Their beauty is unique and it is an opportunity to discover them.

With the yachts and the experienced skippers of Halkidiki Sailing & Sporades Islands,  the unknown Greek islands sailing holidays will be an unforgettable experience.

The Halkidiki Sailing & Sporades Islands organizes trips exclusively for these islands, with intermediate stations in the larger islands to refuel. These trips refers to outdoorsy people, people seeking peace, tranquility and direct contact with nature and their friends!