The greenest island in Greece
Skopelos is an island of the Sporades with impressive flora and heavenly beaches. A popular destination for a quiet holiday, also known from the shooting of the musical Mamma Mia
Green on a blue background, Skopelos impresses the visitor with the richness of its nature
Not a small, secluded corner has been forgotten by the pines. Even solitary rocks in the sea will house a tree or shrub on their small surface. The mountains of Skopelos with its many springs and pines are another unique gem of the island, as well as the picturesque bays, beautiful beaches and unique landscapes.
The green empire is interrupted by the white of the settlements, especially the traditional ones, such as in Chora and Palio Klima, as well as the impressive number of monasteries and chapels, while the different territories of the sea and the pine are delimited by the white and colorful pebbles. beaches and sandy beaches and dark rocks.
An important element of the island is the diversity of the landscape depending on the time of day, light and weather conditions. This peculiarity is due to the geographical location of Skopelos, which overlooks all parts of the horizon, the visitor can admire the sunrise from the Castle of Chora and the sunset from the picturesque port of Loutraki. In Skopelos, with its many enchanting corners, the visitor will never be bored and this certainly has to do with the fact that every moment the landscape looks different.
Myths and legends with gods, demigods, mythical kings, pirates, dragons and saints, give the beautiful image of the island its mysterious dimension.
All these myths start from the time that Peparithos, the son of Ariadne and Dionysus and grandson of the king of Crete Minos, gave his name to the island since his brother, Stafylos, first inhabited the island during the Minoan sea empire from the time when Dionysus dominated the culture and tradition of Peparithos, to the present day the belief that they used wine to build houses and churches; since for four hundred years a dragon ruled Skopelos, until killed by its patron Saint Riginos
All these stories are recorded in the place names of the island, such as, for example, Stafylos or Drakontoschisma.
The places that can be visited on the island of Skopelos are countless
The traditional officially characterized as a preserved settlement of Chora of the island with its numerous churches and the wonderful ecclesiastical monuments. The tour of the crystal clear picturesque alleys of Chora is a unique experience. Also in the capital of the island, the Venetian Castle of Gyzi, the old Diocese, the Folklore Museum, the Ancient Asclepieion in Ampeliki, the house of the writer Pavlos Nirvana.
A special experience is the visit to the workshops of the traditional artists of the island, who have been working for centuries on clay, wood, glass, metal. Tastes like the traditional Skopelos cheese pie in the traditional bakeries of the island are unique flavors.
Also, the walk in the picturesque alleys of the island can be combined with the shopping from the beautiful shops of traditional folk art and not only; handmade ceramics, jewelry, clothes but also decorative objects, are some of the options that the visitor has.
Also, the entertainment options are really special, as many of the cafes and bars of the island have a special atmosphere and character.
Needless to say, in Skopelos one can enjoy wonderful, and not expensive, food in the taverns and restaurants of the island.
However, apart from Skopelos Town, it is worth visiting the other picturesque settlements of the island, Glossa, the old Klima and Elios.
Also, the many monasteries of the island and especially Evangelistria, Sotira, the monastery of Prodromos Panagia Eliotissa, Ag. Brigadier General in Vatos, Agia Varvara.
The wonderful forests of Skopelos for walks, but also the endless beaches, both on the south and the north wilder side of the island. What the island of Skopelos generously gives to the visitor is what we are looking for.. what we are so looking forward to during the holidays.