Cruising the Northern Sporades
Part III

(Part II, click here)

Nisos Yioura

Nisos Yioura was the most north-eastern island of the Northern Sporades that we did.

The reason we wanted to go there is that we were told that the island has a white marble beach...

What more do you need to have a look?

As with the other Sporades islands, this one is very mountaineous and very rough. The geologic lines in the rocks are amazing.

Northern Sporades

Looking on the chart, you'll see there are very few places to anchor, but in the north-east of Nisos Yioura, there's a large patch of suitable anchor depth. And... this is where the white beach will astonish you.

Nisos Yioura in Greece

The colour is bright, the beach is full of white polished pebbles, the view is magnificent!!

Nisos Yioura, Northern Sporades, Greece
Us on Nisos Yioura

Amazing time on Marble Beach, Nisos Yioura, Greek Sporades

Perfectly clear water, steep mountains, nobody special is that!

Leaving the beach behind, we motored further around the island, counterclockwise.

On the western side, we saw the European wild goat, the very rare ibex. Probably shaken up by our engine noise bouncing up against the mountain, a whole herd of wild goats ran over the almost vertical mountain side, hundreds of meters above sealevel.

You have to look well, because they're pretty small compared to the size of the mountain. Unbelievable how they climb up and down so easily!

Nisos Kira Panayia

On the next island, Nisos Kira Panayia, we found 2 amazingly beautiful bays.

On the southern side, you'll find a bay with several 'fingers' in which you can anchor. We choose the south-eastern one, where you'll see nice olive tree gardens and lots of goats walking around. 

Nisos Kira Panayia, Northern Sporades, Greece

The whole setting is very peaceful and I'm sure you come to rest here!

Amel 54 in Nisos Kira Panayia

Lovely Amel 54 on the anchor...

Nisos Kira Panayia, Greek Sporades

But then, on the northern side, there's this anchorage named 'Planitis'.

Oh My God!! What a beauty, heaven on Earth-style. Perfectly clear azure water, amazing surroundings. This one also has a few 'fingers' to choose from. The silence around you will astonish you. When we were here, there was no one else, which made it extra special, of course!

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