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TREASURES OF SKOPELOS

Skopelos captivates its visitors with both the beauty of the natural landscape and the magical world of legends that accompanies the island’s history.

Skopelos’ first name in ancient times was Peparithos. This name comes from the first inhabitant of the island Peparithos. Peparithos, along with his brother Stafylos, sons of Ariadne (princess of the Minoan empire in Crete) and god Dionysus (god of wine and vineyards), first settled in Skopelos. Hence the famous “Peparithos Wine”. There was a claim that the locals were even using this exquisite wine in the construction of temples and houses.

Many of the legends of Skopelos refer to well-hidden treasures.

The TREASURE ON PALOUKI MOUNTAIN

One of the hidden treasures of Skopelos is on Palouki Mountain, right opposite Skopelos Town. Many monasteries exist on Palouki Mountain.palouki mountain skopelos, treasures and legends skopelos, agia varvara monastery

A man from Skopelos dreamed of finding a treasure but he must not tell anyone. However, the fear prevailed and this guy did not go alone to the place he had seen in his dream,  but with friends. They found the place and did dug but all they could see was a cauldron full of charcoal.

SENTOUKIA IN SKOPELOS

Another legend claims that one more treasure is hidden in Sentoukia of Skopelos. Indeed, a dragon has hidden this treasure. In fact, the treasure is buried at the exact point where the first ray of sun rises at a certain time of year.

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Nobody has yet found the treasure. Although many have made unexpected efforts to find it. These efforts are even supposed to have destroyed the ancient sarcophagi (tombs) in the area.

PRINCE STAFYLOS (prince stafilos) ISLAND

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Another legend of Skopelos mentions a hidden treasure on the Stafylos island (prince stafilos). Due to the impending treasure at the top of the island many informal excavations have been made. So much so that even the ancient buildings on the island were damaged by the locals’ mania to find the coveted treasure.

GLYFONERI

Αnother legend is referring on the wonderful Glyfoneri beach. Since there was a hidden treasure at the Stavros (Cross) point under a stone.

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But on order to reveal this treasure, first  two twin brothers must be killed.

ADRINA TREASURE IN PANORMOS

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Obviously, the beauty and the magnificent natural scenery in Adrina are not accidental. Andrines beaches are in Panormos. According to legend, their name comes from the only female pirate, Adrina. Pirate Adrina was a very dynamic woman, causing fear and terror. But as a woman, despite her dynamic personality, love was priority in her life. So when her beloved, captain pirate killed in one of the battles, she hid her treasure in the homonymous area and committed suicide by falling from the rocks.

The Adrina Hotels stands imposing in Panormos. Adrina Hotels consist of the 4-star Adrina Beach Hotel and the 5-star Adrina Resort and Spa.

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DASIA

Opposite Milia beach is the beautiful uninhabited island Dasia. According to an old legend In Dassia there was a well-hidden treasure in one of the caves.

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The very old times the treasure, located in a deep well, was been guarded by a black person who was sitting on a stool made of marble and smoked a tobacco pipe. Be aware…anyone who wish to take the treasure first must kill one of his relative.

 

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