|View from above|
|Leftos Gialos beach|
To tell the truth, it is pretty difficult to go around the island if you don't have your own transportation. It is pretty difficult to rent a car at a reasonable price and although there is public transportation, the buses reminded me old Greek movies of the 1950's!
So in order to move around, you need a map. There are plenty of beaches to visit, all of which have small or big pebbles and no sand. The only sandy beach is Chrisi Milia (Golden Apple-tree?), a bit muddy for my taste though.
It is also a bit stressful to walk on the pebbles, you can find these plastic- rubber beach shoes in the island's souvenir shops, they are pretty useful especially if you have young children with you!
Sporades, especially Skopelos and Alonnisos are great for people who love the sea, sailing, fishing, scuba diving, water sports and just spend the whole day on the beach, in the water, on the water.
I have also seen 2-3 scuba diving schools, I would never try it because I am a bit of claustrophobic under the water, I get a feeling that I am buried and I can't breathe and I get panicked, but for a normal person, this would be an excellent way to spend the day and admire the world under the sea.
|Old town view from above|
|One of the many beautiful souvenir shops|
|My book selection "The fairies of Man" by Auguste Corteau, a Greek book, I actually enjoyed.|
There are a lot of small islands around Alonnisos, the island of Kyra Panagia is said to host the Cyclops cave (a dark and really deep cave) and a small uninhabited monastery). The island of Peristera is inhabited by 4 families and lots and lots of goats.
The island of Piperi is the core of the water park and cannot be approached without permission.
|The blue cave|
I have seen a lot of families with small children and couples on the island, not many younger ages (you can see lots of youth in Skiathos, I guess. )
Summer is not over, yet!
Wishing you a great (working or not) August!