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“30 Secret Islands to Visit…” of Travel + Leisure: SKOPELOS is in!
Usually, when you are looking for an island getaway the first responses that come to mind are the Bahamas, Hawaii, Mykonos, and Santorini. However, the famous American travel media brand Travel + Leisure encourages us to discover new “secluded” holiday destinations.
Concretely, the travel writer Anne Olivia Bauso, includes Skopelos in her article “30 Secret Islands to Visit for the Ultimate Secluded Vacation“.
The travel magazine ranks Skopelos among the top secret islands not of Greece but of the world. In fact, Skopelos is the only representative of Greece on the specific list.
In particular, Skopelos, as emphasized in the article, is in the 6th place because of its majestic landscapes, scenic alleys, tavernas with blue rooftops as well as the numerous churches of the Byzantine era.
Mrs. Ioanna Efstathiou, president of the tourism committee of Skopelos municipality, commented that “Mamma Mia, diving, hiking, weddings, gastronomy, and monasteries are just some of the destination’s points that we as a municipality highlight and that fit perfectly with the new trends of our time. This is also evidenced by the recent international distinctions of the destination and the first messages we are receiving from tourists and travel agencies for 2021”.
The columnist of the list of the world’s leading travel magazines concludes by fully understanding the choice of Skopelos as the main location for the film adaptation of the timeless musical “Mamma Mia”. The writer also suggests her favorite places for staying, eating, and evening entertainment.
She proposed Adrina Hotels for a high-quality level of accommodation, the Muses Restaurant for dinner, Mercurius for a chilling summer cocktail, and of course Anatoli for the absolute Greek experience of enjoying ouzo and rebetiko music from the best representatives.
We totally agree that Adrina Hotels are the place to spend your vacation during the Greek summer. Both Adrina Beach and Adrina Resort and Spa offer excellent quality services in an extremely beautiful environment. Adrina Hotels are in front of the sea promising a fairytale accommodation experience! The Hotels are in Panormos, 12 km away from Skopelos Chora.
You can enjoy American and continental breakfasts in a comfortable modernly decorated area. At the beach bar, you can enjoy snacks, drinks, and cool summer cocktails.
To get from the beach to the rooms or other hotel facilities, you can use the self-drive golf cart. Right in front of the hotel, there is also a small pier for small boats. Panormos Beach is 500 meters from the property.
It offers an adult pool and a children’s pool, as well as a furnished terrace on a platform with panoramic views of the Aegean Sea. A beachfront bar- restaurant and a dinner-only restaurant operate on site.
You can enjoy American and continental breakfasts with sea views. The beach bar offers snacks, drinks, and a menu of light daily specials for lunch. Don’t hesitate to visit the pool bar or the Luxury Spa.
The 17,000 m² garden has seating areas and a playground.
To get from the beach to the rooms or other hotel facilities, you can use the cable car. Right in front of the hotel, there is also a small pier for small boats.
The Muses restaurant is located on Skopelos beach in Skopelos town. The location is magnificent, as it has a breathtaking view of the endless sea. In fact, from the Muses Restaurant, you can see not only the sea but also the Chora towards the Panagitsa Church of Pyrgos. Arriving from the ferry, at the port of Skopelos, Muses restaurant is on your left.
The menu of the restaurant and grill house offers meat, seafood as well as vegetarian dishes in order to satisfy all tastes. There is also a wine and beer list.
Mercurius Bar was inaugurated in July 1997 in the beautiful Chora of Skopelos. Since then, every summer it has been one of the most popular spots on the island. The main characteristics of Mercurius Bar are the outstanding music that carries you around the world and the top-quality cocktails that delight you.
Additionally, the bar location is also a must as from the terrace of Mercurius, guests have a view of the old port of Skopelos.
With the main aim of promoting the artists (Greek and foreign) who live in Skopelos, in 2011 the owner of the bar decided to create the Art Gallery. During the summers Mercurius Bar Gallery hosts cultural events from painting to sculpture as well as music concerts.
It was in the summer of 1982 that the famous rebetis George Xintaris opened the “ANATOLI” in the castle of Skopelos. With personal work and unbelievable taste, an unimaginable setting was created. White and blue colors, the unlimited sea, the Greek flag, a pirate flag, and genuine rebetiko melodies.
Now, along with George Xintaris, his two sons, Antonis and Thodoris, worthy continuators of rebetiko and the history of the East, are also participating. Thus, the love of the people of the shop, the magical atmosphere, the delicious appetizers, and the music have remained unchanged over time. Giorgos Xintaris with the excellent Antonis and Thodoris Xintaris as well as with friends musicians of Skopelos play every night live without microphones.
Greek bouzouki, mpaglamas, guitar, and pure folk voices.
Access is either by car from the ring road of Skopelos to the square of the Mill or on foot from Panagitsa of Pyrgos, climbing the steps to the Castle. The spectacular view of the route will compensate you for your little effort.
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