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Weekend in Skopelos Town
Summer is here. Do you need a small break from the everyday routine? Do you feel like you are too tired and looking for relaxation on the greek sun-soaked beaches? What about getting away from everything for a few days? How does a perfect escape from the crowd sound?
It is time to plan a long weekend on Skopelos Island to enjoy the greenery landscape and the majestic beaches.
Our aim is to provide you with the best alternatives for your weekend so that you can choose the ones that suit your holiday style.
Let’s start with the basics. Getting to Skopelos. Holidaymakers coming from northern Greece will approach Skopelos from Thessaloniki or Volos, while the southerners from Agios Konstantinos or Kymi (Evia) or Mantoudi (Evia). There is always the option to travel by plane from Skiathos airport.
Being on summer vacation, the first thing that comes to everybody’s mind is the beaches!
BEACHES CLOSE TO SKOPELOS TOWN
Inside Skopelos Chora, there is Ammos beach. Ammos Beach is organized and there are also a beach volleyball and a beach bar. It is a sandy beach with shallow sea waters. Ammos beach is on your left of the main port.
Stafilos is a sandy beach with large rocks. It is organized with a beach bar. There is also a restaurant. The distance from Town is just 4 km. Staphylos beach is named after the Cretan legendary Prince Stafylos.
Once again the pine trees embrace the sea. The combination of green and blue dominates the landscape. From the bus stop to the beach there is a steep 500-meter downhill.
Velanio Beach is next to Stafylos. You just need to cross Stafylos beach and climb the rock. It is a secluded beach with sunset views. The beach has white sand, small pebbles, and crystal clear sea waters
Velanio has officially been declared a nudist beach. It is the only nudist beach in Skopelos.
Because you can’t go to the beach hungry but after the sea, your appetite is whetted, let’s see some places for a good breakfast and lunch in Skopelos Chora.
First of all, you should taste the traditional Skopelos cheese pie. Therefore, visit “Michalis”, inside Chora, to taste different versions of the traditional recipe.
In Greece, we say “the good day is seen from the morning”. What better way to start the day than with a delicious breakfast. On the beach, you should visit either “Karavia Cafe“, “Anemos Coffee Brunch“, or “Kochilis Bakery“. Near the port is the “Kanela” bakery, do not miss it.
RESTAURANTS AND TAVERNAS
In Skopelos, they cook plums with pork, another special dish is Dusky grouper stifado! There are several choices… Skopelos Town is a heaven of taste.
In Chora, you will find classic taverns with local delicacies that will be unforgettable. In the old port, you will find the “Kyratso”, “Molos” and “Kymata”.
If you would like to taste the famous Greek souvlaki, then visit “Magali” or “Kantina Tasos Eleni Nasta”. “Olivo” is a great choice for pasta, while “Gousto” and “Pizza La Tana” serve excellent pizza.
The grill meat lovers should visit “Peparithos” and “Mylos”. While “Zoupa” and “Rodi” offer more gourmet options.
On the left of the port visit “Stou Dimitraki” for greek mezedes.
We will make a special mention of the ouzeri of the famous rebeti Giorgos Xintaris. Anatoli, high in the Chora’s castle, is the definition of the Greek summer. George Xintaris and his two sons, Antonis and Thodoris, play Greek rebetiko music every night.
Well, now it’s time to look at the nightlife options. The truth is that there are plenty of options to satisfy all tastes and needs.
In Skopelos Town, there is a jazz atmosphere. In order, to find it out visit “Platanos” jazz bar” in the old port and “Mercurius” cocktail bar in the new port.
If you do like the cocktails then visit “Vrachos” all-day cafe. Vrachos is also famous for its magnificent view.
In the cobblestones, there are also many choices, such as the “Screwdriver” cafe cocktail bar and “Paraporti”. Another very interesting choice is the “Skala” cocktail bar, near the old port.
“La Costa” bar club and “Ntokos” cafe bar, just a few meters from the new port, are great options for party lovers.
Having the time do not miss the opportunity to visit the church Panagitsa of Pyrgos, at the end of the old port. This fabulous church is the trademark of Skopelos. The best time of the day is during the sunset. Climb the stairs and get lost in the amazing sea view.
You can also visit the monasteries on Palouki Mountain, opposite Skopelos Chora. Iera Moni Sotiros, Moni Timiou Prodromou, Moni Agia Varvara, Moni Evangelistrias, Moni Taxiarchon, Moni Agias Annas, Monastery Pano Panagia. All monasteries of Mountain Palouki offer breathtaking views to Skopelos Town and the Aegean Sea.
Skopelos Town can be the perfect place for a well worth weekend.
Tip 2: On the other hand, if you finally feel a strong need to get out of the town limits, there is always the excellent choice of Adrina Hotels. In Panormos of Skopelos, a 20-minute drive from Chora, Adrina Taverna is a one-way street to culinary pleasure.
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