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Top 10The Sporádes and Évvia

The Sporádes, Greek for “scattered”, dot the Aegean Sea in an irregular fashion. Although some isles were inhabited in antiquity, they only really came to the fore in modern times as a haunt of the rich and famous. There are 24 islands, of which four are inhabited. These are Skiáthos, which became legendary in the 1960s for the stories of celebrities seen partying on expensive yachts, the holiday island of Skópelos and the quieter Skýros and Alónissos. All four islands are famous for their beaches and vineyards. Huge and unspoilt, Évvia has a long maritime history. In fact, its ports were among Greece’s ...

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