Aegean Islands are the islands that are located on the Aegean Sea. The islands were initially referred to as ‘Archipelago.’ Millions of tourists sail across the Aegean Sea every year to have a glimpse of the beautiful islands in the surrounding. The islands bear the same names with their main towns. These are the most beautiful towns in the Aegean Islands.
Piperi is an Aegean Island whose name translates to ‘pepper.’ The little island is known for its amazing flora and fauna. The island’s shores are filled with rocks, and the pine forests dominate the vegetation. There are over 33 bird species that call the island home. The most popular species of bird is the Eleonora’s falcon. The island has some really cool beaches that are kid-friendly and also perfect for adults.
Alonissos is part of the Sporades Islands groups and one of the most scenic of all Aegean Islands. Alonissos was initially called Liaodroma before the name was changed to its present name. The town which also bears the same name as the island is known for agriculture. There is a network of pine trees which decorate the entire scenery. The island has lots of pebbled beaches and some sites of attraction which welcome lots of visits year in, year out.
Legend has it that Skyros was the place where Achilles set sail for the battle of Troy. To prove this fact, there is a tiny bay close to the island called ‘Achilli,’ this area is believed to be where Achilles actually set sail from and a tourist attraction. The charming island and its town have some really beautiful spots. Some of them are the Archaeological Museum of Skyros and the Faltaits Folklore Museum. This island is just perfect for travel snobs who want to take in all the sights that nature has to offer. There are numerous green hills and secluded beaches that are loved by private individuals.
Located in the northeastern part of the Aegean Sea is a tiny island that is popularly called the paradise of the Aegean. The town of Skiathos has quite a number of sites for sore eyes. Some of these sites include; Church of Panaghia Limnià, Church of Tris Ieràrches and the Bourtzi Peninsula. The Koukonairies beach on the island has been termed one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The island has a wide collection of pine trees which make the landscape very mystical.
Skopelos is an island located in the western part of the Aegean Sea. The island was founded by one of the sons of Dionysius, Staphylos. The island was first known as Pareptheus. An ancient Mycenean tomb was discovered in an archaeological site on the island. Skopelos is shaped in the form of a saxophone, and it is known as one of the greenest of all Aegean Islands. There are over 360 churches in Skopelos town. For its immense beauty, the town was awarded ‘Traditional Settlement of Outstanding Beauty.’ The town is charming and very tranquil. It lives up to everyone’s expectations. Sites of attraction on this island include; Panagista of Pyrgo, Agios Roginos Monastery and Monastery of Evangelistria.