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PEPARITHOS

Skopelos, the green island of the Aegean, is the island of legends. Many wonderful stories are behind each name.

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In ancient times the name of Skopelos was Peparithos. Of course took its name from the first settler of the island in 15 BC. The legend carries Peparithos like first inhabitant with his brother, Prince Stafilos, follow him. Both sons of God Dionysus and Ariadne. Dionysus , son of Zeus and Semele. A God of the fertility of nature, of wine and inspires creativity in music and poetry. Ariadne the daughter of King Minos of Crete and Pasiphaë. She helped Theseus to escape from the Minotaur’s labyrinth.

PRINCE STAFYLOS

On his arrival in Skopelos, Prince Stafylos built the first settlement in Skopelos Town, not in the homonymous beach. The grave of Prince Stafylos lies in Stafylos beach. As a matter of fact Prince Stafilos was a heroic figure of his time. As he also even participated in the Jason expedition (in the Argonauts).

The Minoans had colonized most of the Aegean islands. So it is natural that they chose the fertile Skopelos. They also brought vines and olive trees with them. The god Dionysus, then, played a fundamental role in the culture and tradition of Skopelos. In particular through his the two sons of Peparithos and Prince Stafilos Until nowadays known and popular the “peparithio” wine. There is even speculation that the inhabitants of Peparithos used wine to build their homes.

The area and the beach got the name of Prince Stafylos. Of course you can visit  Skopelos Stafilos Tumb Rock and see the sword of Prince Stafylos at the Archaeological Museum of Athens where it is exhibited. 

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BEACH STAFYLOS

Stafilos is a very popular beach. It is close to Skopelos Chora. In fact the small peninsula of Stafilos is located on the south coast of Skopelos. Stafylos is a magnificent organized beach just 4 km from the  town of Skopelos.  Actually it is 4 km by vehicle and there are another 500 meters that you will have to walk to reach the beach.

On Stafylos beach there are a beach bar, sun loungers and umbrellas. Moreover, the beach has pebbles and grey sand. Next to Stafylos there is Velanio Beach, which is the official nudist beach of Skopelos.

 

 

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