Skopelos is one of the emerald islands of the Sporades. The capital of the island is Hora that has a lot of colors of the island. The old town of Skopelos has been declared and preserved settlement is a part of the national cultural heritage.
Walk through the narrow streets admiring the whitewashed houses with colorfulbougainvillea, visit the Folklore Museum and walk the paved waterfront close tonumerous cafes and restaurants!
Do you wonder why are scattered around the island so many churches and chapels?
The island has 360 churches: it is called according to local legend, when was happened an Asia Minor catastrophe in 1922, the Greek population who line in Turkey threw pictures intothe sea to save themselves from the cruelty of the Turks. The images wandered around the Aegean Sea and arrived in Skopelos,so when people have found some picture they built a church!
The city Glossa is built like an amphitheater on the slope of the mountain and has a quiet harbor Loutraki. From here you can seeanother island of the Sporades the island Skiathos.
Climb to the top of the huge rock in Kastri and the church of St. Ioanni will amaze you. If you will come to the island on 29August you will take part in the biggest festival on Skopelos!
The beach Stafilos with its crystal clear water is the most popular and close to the Hora. You can get to the other beach Velanioswimming or by foot; this beach is comfortable for the nudists. The Panormos is a large sheltered bay with crystal clear.
The Antrines is an idyllic location with secluded bays and small trees that touch the sea.
The Milia is an ideal place for relaxing with clear water and small pebbles.
The island is well known for the developing of the honey and big plumps that you can eat in taverns with meat.
Do not forget to taste the cheese pie of Skopelos (pie with local cheeses and twisted dough) or to treat yourselves with dishes from fresh fish, shrimps and lobsters. The local walnut pie is another specialty and usually served food with ice cream.
The night life is in the city of the Skopelos. Many bars are located on the dock and around the city. At night the Hora is alive, everywhere in bars and taverns and night clubs is playing Greek or foreign music.
How to get to Skopelos
There is no airport on the island. You can get to the island from the Skiathos and from that you can take the hydrofoil to the port ofSkopelos.
There are daily routs from the port of the Volos (Thessalia) and from the St.Konstantinou (fthiotida). You can get to this island form every island from the group of Sporades.
|Area (km2)||19 nm|