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Skopelos Island

Family trip to Skopelos Island with children. Ideas on where to go with your child

GREECE Skopelos, Thessaly and Sporades Islands Skopelos is an incredibly picturesque island. Despite the fact that the island is situated not far from mainland Greece, it is not touched by civilization. Active and curious children will definitely love the island. Skopelos is a perfect place for long walks. It is hard to get lost here, the length of the island is only 20 kilometres and the width is only 5 kilometres. In spite of the small size, there are various natural and historical attractions. So, your child won't be bored here.
Skopelos is one of the most picturesque beaches in Northern Sporades; only 20 kilometers share it with mainland Greece. It’s rather large and is the second largest island of the … Open
Even the smallest children will be able to climb Mount Palouki. Its height is only 567 meters and there are several routes to it. The Mount occupies a small uninhabited peninsula. Mount Delphi is the highest mountain on the island. If your child is fit enough, you can take him and climb 681 meters above the sea. The road to its peak is tortuous and steep but there are amazing views where you can take great pictures.
Sendoukia Graves are located close to the mount. It is the most magnificent site of the island. You should definitely show them to your child. Firstly, it is the most visited place on the island. Secondly, scientists still don’t know what is this place. The objects are conventionally called graves. Moreover, nobody knows the age of the graves. The monument is a good example of difficulties which can be faced by scientists and archaeologists. Copyright
Skopelos is a small island but there are many catering establishments on it. They are called «taverns» in Greece. Taverns are places which are mostly visited by the locals. They have a … Open
Be sure to walk along the streets of Skopelos Town, the capital of the island. You can see the ruins of the Venetian fortress Kastro here. It was built in order to protect the settlement from the pirate raids. Every child will be happy to see a place where brave knights and beautiful princesses lived. Moreover, there is still the foundation of the ancient Acropolis which situated on the place of Kastro. If your child loves art, be sure to show the church of Agios Athanasios to him. It has wonderful frescoes from the 16th century. However, the church is not only well-known because of its interior. The church is the oldest on the island, it was built almost 1000 years ago.
The Folklore Museum of Skopelos Town is a perfect place where your child can become acquainted with the life and customs of the ancestors. Its exposition shows how people lived, cooked, washed clothes and spent their free time. The construction of the museum was built in the 17th century. It was damaged by the earthquake in 1963 but it was restored in 1971. Those children who are interested in church architecture will be happy to visit Skopelos. There are more than 350 churches and monasteries of different age on the island. They seem to represent all of the architectural styles.
Despite the fact that tourism is developing on Skopelos, it is still a quiet place. The atmosphere on the island is so relaxing that even straight workaholics forget about their work and all … Open
However, if your child is not interested in history and cult buildings, he won’t be bored here. More than 100 beaches are available for your child on Skopelos. Glysterti is a perfect pebbled beach. Emerald waters and light grey sand attract a lot of tourists to this place. Limnonari is a small sandy beach surrounded by pine trees. The beached is organized with sunbeds and umbrellas. Pebble Adrina or Panormos are beaches where you can take a boat and go on a sightseeing tour around the island. Active children can try waterskiing, snorkeling, yachting or open sea fishing.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Skopelos Island and surroundings

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Amusement parks near Skopelos Island
♥   Amusement park 'Ta Aidonakia Luna Park' , 121 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Allou Fun Park' , 128.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Zoos and gardens in/near Skopelos Island
♥   Zoo 'Zoological Park of St Paul' Thessaloniki, 128.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Things to visit with your kids in Greece

You can look into Aqua Land water park on Corfu. There are dozens of various slides, several swimming pools and an outdoor jacuzzi. Adults like the kamikaze coaster, which is one of the most extreme rides in Greece. A large number of tropical plants grow in the park, so it literally drowns in the picturesque greenery. There is another large water park, WaterLand, in Thessaloniki. There are numerous water slides and rides. Guests can go through an artificial storm in one of the pools, or sit a restaurant or bar. There is also a basketball court, courts for tennis, and a football field. Events with famous Greek performers and thematic performances for children and adults are frequently held there. … Open
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Interesting places to visit with children around Skopelos Island

Guide to sightseeing and entertainment for children in Skopelos Island - parks, attractions, museums, zoos, water-parks. All fascinating and educational sites of Skopelos Island, which are must visit and see for your child. Find out the best discovery routes and places for kids (local theaters, exhibitions and museums), where you can spend quality time together. Skopelos Island for families with children. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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