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Sightseeing in Skopelos Island - what to see. Complete travel guide

GREECE Skopelos, Thessaly and Sporades Islands 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 archipelago; the length of Skopelos is about 20 kilometers and width is just 5 kilometers. It’s ideal for those who prefer hiking, relaxing at beautiful natural places and visiting exciting excursions.
There are more than a hundred beaches on Skopelos to choose from. Stafylos Beach is the closest to the capital. It doesn’t feature infrastructure, and therefore is almost never … Open
In addition to unique nature, the island features a huge number of religious sites. There are more than 350 churches and chapels, each of which has its own unique history. Island's population is less than 5,000 people. It has a very relaxed atmosphere and rhythm of life.
The capital of the island is a charming town of Skopelos featuring unique atmosphere of national colour. The central part of the city is completely given out to pedestrians, it’s very nice to explore it on foot and admire picturesque white houses with colorful balconies and shutters. There are many attractive taverns, shops and workshops at the downtown making trips more interesting. Copyright
There are more than 150 hotels and apartments on the island enjoying high demand among tourists. One of the most upscale hotels is Adrina located in the picturesque resort village of … Open
Be sure to take a stroll along the waterfront and the capital, where you can see colorful fishing boats. They remain one of the most emblematic features of the island. You can see tourists making memorable photos with colorfully decorated fishing boats every day.
GREECE Skopelos, Thessaly and Sporades Islands 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.
Don’t leave Skopelos without a bottle of olive oil. It is highly produced and used on the island. It is obvious because oil is not only a souvenir product here. You will find a bottle … Open
One of the most popular entertainment options is climbing Mount Palouki that is 567 meters high. There are many fascinating hiking trails at its foothills; there you can also see several ancient monasteries and churches. Among them Sotiros monastery surrounded by dense forests is worth mentioning.
GREECE Skopelos, Thessaly and Sporades Islands There are very unusual attractions on the island, including Sendoukia Graves. Graves are located high in the mountains; their name is very conventional, as the exact purpose of these structures is unknown. The exact age of the tombs is unknown too, but they remain one of the most visited tourist sites on the island.
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 … Open
The highest point in North Sporades, Delphi Mountain, can be found on Skopelos. Climbing it is one of the most emblematic and interesting activities. The mountain is 681 meters; its slopes are covered with thick impenetrable forests. It’s recommended to go camping only accompanied by a guide, since trails on the slopes of the mountain are very twisty and confusing. The main attraction of Skopelos is Agios Ioannis Prodromos monastery perched atop steep cliffs above the sea. You can climb the steep stairs to the top of the cliff. This place has become the world-famous landmark began after Mamma Mia movie. This is where several episodes were shot.
Besides the observation of historical landmarks, guests of Skopelos are welcome to make their vacation even more exciting by relaxing on picturesque beaches. Besides its everlasting popularity, Limnonari Beach has managed to retain its natural beauty. Located in an incredibly beautiful bay, this sandy beach is like a magnet for all fans of scuba diving. Panormos Beach is located in the same named bay. The beach is at some distance from the capital, it is an incredibly calm place that is almost never crowded. Travelers seeking true relaxation and untouched natural beauty will be delighted. There are many wonderful places suitable for a walk not far from the beach.
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
Milia is considered the most beautiful beach in Skopelos. It is also the largest beach in the region. A beautiful pine forest grows close to the beach, making the landscape an unforgettable one. Milia is a fabulous place for vacationers with children as the sandy beach is calm, and strong waves are incredibly rare there. Elios is also one of the most notable beaches of the island, even though not many tourists know about it. This beach is located at some distance of the capital and popular resorts, so local people are main visitors of this coastal area. There are several secluded beaches on the northeast of the island, but it is possible to reach them by boat only.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Skopelos Island
♥   Castle 'Skiathos Castle' Skiathos, 17.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Chalkis' Chalkis, 73.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Skopelos Island
♥   National Park 'Ethniko Parko Schinia Marathona' , 112.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Mount Athos' , 134.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sightseeing in Greece: things to see

Peloponnese Peninsula is an important tourist object of Greece. There are many legends connected with the peninsula. Most of them are about the ancient city of Corinth and its grandiose temples and acropolis. The temples of Athena and Apollo have survived in best condition. Both the temples were constructed in the 6th century BC. Macedonia is another popular tourist destination. This part of Greece is not only rich in historic landmarks, but is also very beautiful. Spectacular waterfalls, ruins of ancient settlements, odea and oases – you will see all these and even more in Macedonia. Crete Island is simply adored by travellers as this is a wonderful place with rich history. The most famous sights of the island include Minotaur Labyrinth, Minos Palace and around a hundred of other ancient monuments that tell more about Greek gods and heroes. Every city and region in Greece can strike visitors with their rich heritage and share many interesting stories about past centuries. … Open
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