Situated to the east of mainland Greece in the Aegean Sea, Skopelos is a fairly large island of almost 100 square kilometres. It is one of the greenest of the Greek islands, being mainly covered with pine trees which grow right down to the crystal clear turquoise waters producing a spectacularly beautiful setting.....
HTML Comment Box is loading comments...
Situated to the east of mainland Greece in the Aegean Sea, Skopelos is a fairly large island of almost 100 square kilometres. It is one of the greenest of the Greek islands, being mainly covered with pine trees which grow right down to the crystal clear turquoise waters producing a spectacularly beautiful setting. There are two mountains on the island, each around 600 metres high and, as much of the 67 kilometres of coastline is made up of cliffs, there are many small, beautiful beaches and coves which are only accessible by tracks or in some cases only by boat. However, there are several wonderful beaches that can be reached by road. Only a few kilometres from Skopelos Town, Velanio is a lovely beach, part of which is popular with nudists. Hovolo, which is made up of three coves has very few tourist facilities, although there are tavernas where you can enjoy a meal of fresh fish. Another lovely beach, Panormos, where there are some sunbeds and umbrellas, is set in a bay and is a great place to watch the sun set. The capital and main port is Skopelos Town, a very pretty place with whitewashed walls and red roofs spreading up the hillside and offering great views. Outside the village of Glossa there are some ruins of the Temple of Athena and also of some Roman baths. There is plenty of local entertainment to be had in Skopelos, although this is not the place to go for a lively night out clubbing. The island’s economy is mainly dependant on tourism and it is also famous as the main location for the 2007 film "Mama Mia", particularly the church at Agios Ioannis which is perched on a rock above the beach and has spectacular views. Skopelos is a 45 minute ferry ride from Skiathos, where there is a small airport.
*Credit and thanks to Georgios Pazios, Jon Corelis 2, Vangelis Beltzenitis, John Karakatsanis, Stefanos Titanas, Georgios Pazios and Ant83 for the photos featured on this page.
Want to see your photo on this page? Why not send it to us? We promise to consider every photo we receive, although we cannot guarantee publication.