Geography of Skopelos
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GEOGRAPHY OF SKOPELOS
Skopelos is a North-West Aegean Island, east of Skiathos and west of Alonnisos. It has a lengthy narrow shape with an extent 95.8 sq. km. coast perimeter 67 km, maximum length 17 km and maximum width 8 km. Skopelos is one of several islands which comprise the Northern Sporades island group. Due to the island’s mountainous terrain most of the coast is inaccessible. Visitors of Skopelos will be amazed discovering the numerous private beaches of Skopelos Island, in Sporades, Greece, most of which are accessible by boat or via small and difficult paths.
Its population is almost 6000 residents; it is the biggest island of the Northern Sporades.
The island belongs to the province of Magnesia and it has one municipality. Skopelos Municipality contains the same named market town, Glossa and Neo Klima ( Elios). The municipality has an area of 96.299 square kilometres
Skopelos has a mountainous bas – relief and the coasts are rocky. The biggest bays are the bays of Skopelos, where a port is also, Agnontas and Panormos. Cliffs steeply fall into the sea in the greatest part of the coast. Mountains dominate the western and eastern parts of the island. There are two mountains over 500 m; Delphi (681 m) in the center of the island, and Palouki (546 m) in the southeast.The main port of Skopelos can sometimes be closed due to weather conditions since it is placed to the north part of the island. The smaller bays of Staphylos, Agnondas on the south coast and Panormos on the west offer better protection.
The Climate of Skopelos is mild and healthy. The island has rich sprouting with pine trees, olive trees, almond trees, plum trees and vineyards