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Public transport in the country is of high quality. The fare is quite affordable. Buses run not only inside the cities, but also connect all the regions of the mainland. There are buses every day from 5am to 12am. Night routes also run in the big cities and along the most significant roads. Inside the city, it is also possible to move around on trams and trolleybuses. Since 2000, there is a subway in Athens. Underground lines still don’t cover all parts of the capital of Greece. However, the subway is used by local residents and is popular among tourists. There are a lot of taxi services. Unlike European countries, the price of a ride is not too high. The cost of landing is 1 euro;1 km of the way will cost you from 10 to 50 cents, depending on the date, the time of day, and the city. Greece has a well-developed railway network. The express train is very popular. You will find comfort and service in the first class. Second-class cars often don’t have air conditioning and can be quite dirty. It is also possible to travel in a sleeping car. … Open
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Skopelos Island sightseeing

As noted above, the number of religious sites on the island of Skopelos is incredibly large. In the capital, there is one of the most beautiful monasteries, Zoodochos Pigi, located on the coast. That’s a classic architectural monument of local style. Spacious stone terraces surrounding the monastery would be great for admiring the sea views. One of the most popular entertainment options is climbing Mount … Open

Cultural excursion through Skopelos Island - things to see

The history of Agios Ioannis Kastri Church building deserves your attention. According to the legend, one of the local inhabitants saw a girl on the top of the rock. She asked him to come here and take the icons. It was a long and difficult road. He had to climb the rock and cut steps. The icon was on its top. It was sent to the nearby church. But the icon disappeared on the first night and appeared on the top of … Open

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Tourists preferring accommodation in luxury design hotels have to attention to Prince Stafilos. It’s close to the city center; this hotel is designed in compliance with local traditions and is complemented by original items in past centuries style. Guests are offered to start the day with a hearty buffet breakfast; during the day gourmets can taste various national delicacies represented in the restaurant. … Open

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There are many almost empty beaches on Skopelos. For example, Stafilos Beach is located not far from the capital. It is a wild beach where you can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and rich nature of the island. Velanio Beach is more popular among tourists. It is a pebble sandy beach where you can play volleyball, try surfing or waterskiing. There is a party on the beach at night. Glisteri Beach is famous for the … Open

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The best fish and seafood dishes can be found in psarotaverns near the shore. Moreover, you can bring your catch and ask to cook it for a reasonable price. There is a wide choice of fish dishes on Skopelos: from fried gilt-head bream to grilled sea bass, stewed octopus and taramasalata. Be careful when ordering a dish. There can be «*», «k» or «kat» indications in front of the name of the dish. These … Open

Traditions and mentality of Skopelos Island

Remember that some of the common gestures have their own meaning on Skopelos and in Greece. For example, when Greeks want to say «no», they raise their eyebrows and their whole head upwards, while softly clicking with their tongue. It means «no». When locals signal to somebody to join them, they extend their arms with their palms facing downwards. Greeks touch or pat the lower lip with the index finger when … Open - 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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