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SKOPELOS IS THE GREENEST ISLAND IN GREECE.
Greece islands are one of the most popular summer destinations. People all over the world are eager to live their myth in Greece. Most specifically most of them are more familiar with the Cyclades islands and Crete. But what about the green islands of Northern Sporades.
Northern Sporades islands are the green treasure of the Aegean Sea. Actually, Skopelos Island is the greenest one. Skopelos the green island combines dense forests (67% of the island) with the blue of the sea. Holidays in Skopelos!
Skopelos is famous worldwide due to its green landscape, the beaches with the pine trees, the white pebbles and the golden sand as well as the successful musical of Hollywood “Mamma Mia”. Despite the popularity, Skopelos gained through the Mamma Mia movie still remains a tranquil destination with intense the traditional element.
SKOPELOS THE GREEN ISLAND
Skopelos may be the perfect island. Just visiting Skopelos once is not enough. It is not enough to feel the charm of Skopelos and wander around to the beautiful Chora. To get to Agios Ioannis in Kastri and Panagitsa of Pyrgos.
In recent years Skopelos has had remarkable growth in its tourism infrastructure without ever losing its authenticity.
Greece is the country with the best summer destinations. Its islands are world-renowned. Skopelos the green island, though not one of the most popular destinations, meets all the requirements for an unforgettable vacation. Spending your holidays in Skopelos and you will be back every summer!
After all, Hollywood producers of Mamma Mia Movie chose Skopelos!!!
GETTING TO SKOPELOS
Skopelos belongs to the Northern Sporades along with Skiathos, Alonissos, and Skyros. The island of Skopelos has no airport, so you use the airport of neighboring Skiathos to travel by plane. From there you continue your trip either by conventional ferry or by sea taxi.
From mainland Greece, you can reach Skopelos by ships, catamarans, and flying dolphins from the ports of Volos, Agios Konstantinos, Mantoudi, and Kymi. Be aware that from the ports of Agios Konstantinos and Kymi there are only summer itinerarιes.
There is no direct sea connection from the ports of Athens (Piraeus, Athens)to the Northern Sporades.
CHORA OF SKOPELOS – MAIN PORT
Skopelos port is one of the most beautiful in Greece. Skopelos Town has retained its traditional architecture and its authentic style. In fact for this reason it has earned the title of Traditional Settlement.
The hillside with its dazzling white walls, the tiles, the picturesque cobbled streets, the Venetian fortress with magnificent views, and the dozens of scattered chapels will invite you to return again and again.
The picturesque villages of Skopelos exude the authenticity of the country. They all have their own character and their own myth.
Glossa is the second-largest settlement on the island. It is a picturesque town with traditional architecture and mansions. In the lovely alleys, you will find taverns, cafés, and bars.
The seaside Neo Klima or Elios is considered a blessed place. Fanatic visitors visit it every summer as it offers them a wonderful sea, comfortable accommodation, traditional dining in the taverns, and fun in the cafes.
The lush island of Skopelos has also archaeological and cultural interests. You can visit the museums of Skopelos, the Folklore Museum of Skopelos, the Vakratsa Mansion, and the Folklore Museum of Glossa. Moreover, there are the carved tombs, the Asklepios, the castle in Chora of Skopelos, and the tomb of Stafylos.
Of particular interest are the monasteries of Skopelos. Scattered throughout the island, each one has its own unique beauty. Ai Giannis in Kastri, known from the movie Mamma Mia, Panagitsa of Pyrgos as well as the monasteries at Mount Palouki and more others.
A Greek island always shows off its beaches. Skopelos has beaches of unsurpassed beauty. The special feature of the beaches of Skopelos is the pines that literally take root in the sea. The perfect combination of green into blue. Holidays in Skopelos means swimming on the most exotic beaches ever.
Skopelos has amazing beaches set in a lush mountainous background. Surrounded by the forest cliffs, the beaches of Skopelos have a dramatic sense, full of nature. Most beaches have fine pebbles, are embraced by pine trees, and have deep blue waters.
Kastani Beach became famous due to the Mamma Mia movie. The landscape is majestic. White sand, small pebbles, and pines touching the shore.
Limnonari beach is an impressive sandy beach totally protected by the green hills. The beach has white sand that turns golden by the reflection of the sun. It is also organized.
Hovolo beach has extraordinary exotic beauty since it combines the fine sand with the white rocks and the turquoise waters. Moreover, the bay is surrounded by a pine forest. It is not an organized beach but there is a beach bar.
Since we are talking about the magnificent beaches of Skopelos, it is a good idea not to focus only on the famous ones. But let’s also make a brief reference to the equally beautiful but lesser-known ones.
Let’s begin, other beaches worth visiting are Glyfoneri, very close to Skopelos Chora, and Elios beach at Neo Klima village. To continue with, the most peaceful beaches are Armenopetra and Amarantos. There are beaches that you can only visit by boat such as Ekatopenintari, Megalo Pefko, and Ftelia. Others beaches to discover are Aggeletou, Vathias, and Pethamenis beach.
ACCOMMODATION IN SKOPELOS
Holiday Makers have many choices of accommodation in Skopelos. There are a lot of accommodations within the country, villages, and seaside areas. You will find hotels, studios, apartments, houses, and rooms to let. To avoid being surprised, a detailed internet search will help.
FOOD IN SKOPELOS
A classic Greek taverna usually has the following characteristics: it is seaside, it is a family business and the wife of the house is the cooker, it has plaid tablecloths, it has rice in the salt pan, it has its own bulk wine, the menu includes greek salad tzatziki and there are stray cats in the garden of the tavern.
Taverna is an integral part of Greek holidays. During your holidays in Skopelos, you will eat delicious well-cooked food. There is a plethora of traditional tavernas and more refined restaurant options.
We highly recommend the Adrina Taverna of Adrina Beach Hotel in Panormos. The name Adrina comes from the legendary pirate of Skopelos. The Adrina Taverna at the Adrina Hotels is the place to enjoy a royal meal.
At the Adrina Taverna, you will enjoy authentic Greek flavors at their best. The menu of the Adrina Taverna offers delicious salads, a variety of appetizers, grilled meats, lobster spaghetti, fresh fish, and seafood as well as daily traditional dishes. Have a great time at the Adrina taverna!! You will enjoy authentic Greek flavors at their best. Have a great time !!
SKOPELOS CHEESE PIE AND OTHER LOCAL SPECIALITIES
CHEESE PIE: The most popular dish in Skopelo’s local kitchen is the Cheese Pie. The special feature of the authentic Skopelos cheese pie is its spiral-shaped, snail-like shape. Therefore, the traditional cheese pie of Skopelos is twisted, filled in with goat’s cheese, fried with a very thin sheet, and always roll on by hand.
PLUMS: Skopelos is also famous for its excellent quality plums (prunes) that have been produced for over two centuries. The locals use the plums in the kitchen in many versions, in main dishes cooked with meat or fish, in spoon sweets (avgato), in jams, desserts, dried, and liqueurs.
OLIVE OIL: Skopelos produces excellent quality low-acid extra virgin olive oil and olives. The locals use their own way of production, which doesn’t require second pressing or any other mixing.
HONEY: Skopelos honey is organic and beekeepers keep using only traditional wooden beehives to raise bees. Moreover, Skopelos island fulfills the best conditions for the production of quality honey and its products.
WINE: According to mythology the first inhabitants of Skopelos were the brothers Stafylos and Peparithos. Sons of the god Dionysos, god of vineyards and wine, and Ariadne (princess of Crete). Therefore, this legend just confirms the good taste and aroma of Skopelos wine since ancient times.
COFFEE, DRINK, AND FUN ARE SKOPELOS
We have already discussed that Skopelos is a peaceful island. That does not mean that this beautiful island has a lack of entertainment choices. Since there are many trendy places to enjoy your cafe and drink. During your holidays in Skopelos, you will have fun!
You can visit cafes and bars that satisfy all tastes in the settlements of Skopelos island, like Chora, Elios, Glossa, and Loutraki. So, although Skopelos has gained the reputation of a tranquil family island, it does not lack cafes and bars. You can experience unique moments of fun.
If you are a fan of Jazz and Rock then go to Platanos, Mercurius, or Oionos.
To have a cocktail overviewing of the sea we recommend Skala Cocktail Bar and Vracho Bar.
For “crazy” nights there are Exodos Club and La Costa.
Ntokos organizes great parties with loud music while ScrewDriver and Paraporti put rhythm to Chora’s alleys.
Moreover, there are plenty of nice cafes on Skopelos beach.
HAVE A NICE HOLIDAY!!! HOLIDAYS IN SKOPELOS!!
AFTER ALL SKOPELOS THE GREEN ISLAND IS THE PLACE TO LOVE!!!
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