Located between Skiathos and Alonissos, Skopelos is a beautiful island that attracts mostly families and romantic couples. It mostly became famous to the world when scenes of the Hollywood movie Mamma Mia were filmed there few years ago. Particularly, the impressive church of Agios Ioannis Kastri is known as the Mamma Mia Church. The beaches of Skopelos island have crystal water and they are ideal to enjoy a long day under the sun. Town and Glossa, the two main villages of the island, are constructed on top of a hill and offer great view to the Aegean Sea. Ferries to Skopelos Greece depart from the mainland ports of Volos or Agios Konstantinos.
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Travel guide to Skopelos, Greece
Skopelos distinguishes for the lush greenery, the exotic beaches and the picturesque villages. It became widely famous when scenes from the Hollywood movie Mamma Mia were shot there.
Have a look in our travel guide about Skopelos and find out the most important villages, beaches and sights to visit on the island. Through our photos, 360 pictures and detailed maps, you can get a better understanding of the location.
Things to see and do
The island of Skopelos is one of the Greek islands of the Ionian Sea and it belongs to the Sporades islands group. Located between Skiathos and Alonissos, Skopelos island is a great place for families and romantic couples. The green nature of the island create a relaxing atmosphere. The beaches have crystal, blue green water. Some are organized, while others are totally remote.
Skopelos Town and Glossa are the main villages on the island, with traditional architecture, delicious restaurants and sea views. An interesting sight is the Church of Agios Ioannis Kastri, known as the Mamma Mia Church as scenes from this Hollywood movie were filmed there. Also in the surroundings of the Town, there are many Byzantine monasteries.
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Skopelos Town, the capital of the island, has a large number of rooms and studios, ranging from basic to luxurious. These upscale resorts offer large pools, jacuzzi and even spa therapies. Glossa, Loutraki and Panormos also have a good variety of accommodations, with few hotels and traditional studios. Finally, some apartments and rooms can be found in the beaches of Neo Klima, Glyfoneri and Stafylos.
Highlights in Skopelos
Skopelos Town is a picturesque place constructed amphitheatrically on the slopes of a hill. Surrounded by greenery, many hiking trails start from the town and lead to old monasteries.
Panormos is one of the most beautiful beaches in Skopelos. It has crystal waters and is surrounded by beautiful green nature. Part of this beach is organized.
The small church of Agios Ioannis Kastri is known today as the Mamma Mia church, after scenes of this famous Hollywood movie were shot there. It is located close to Glossa village.
Located on the southern side of Skopelos, the bay of Stafylos has blue green waters and relaxing atmosphere. Few studios are found along the beach.
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