Yacht charter in the Sporades is one of the most popular sailing holiday destinations in Greece for the Greek themselves. Skiathos is a peaceful green islands, with beautiful beaches and some lively nightlife. Skopelos, Alonissos and Skyros, the three other bigger islands of the Sporades Group are equally beautiful and rather unspoilt. All of them consist of mountainous terrain, have dense vegetation and altogether have established their own, special original character different from any other place in Greece. Along the coast of Evia there are a few anchorages and numerous beaches sheltered from the wind. Nonetheless, in the past, caiques bound for the north would take the open water route making for Skyros and then slanting to Thessaloniki.