1 Lalária beach, Skiáthos

Glistening white pebbles and turquoise waters, backed by steep cliffs and a natural rock arch, form a photogenic contrast to the island’s other, mostly sandy, bays.

2 Skópelos Town

Wooden shutters, ornate balconies, domed churches and atmospheric passageways make this one of the most alluring island towns in Greece.

3 National Marine Park of Alónissos-Northern Sporades

Spend a day – or longer – on a boat exploring the islets of this pristine reserve, with their wildlife, monasteries and secluded bays.

4 Skýros

An outrageously pagan carnival, a striking hillside Hóra and traditional interiors are all found on one of the least spoiled islands in the Aegean.

5 Dhimosári Gorge, southern Évvia

Traverse the wildest corner of the island on a mostly cobbled path descending from Mount Óhi.

6 Límni, northern Évvia

A proud port with beautiful horizons to the west and clean pebble beaches either side.

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