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Sea kayaking in Skopelos
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We visited Skopelos for Paska and joined Neil on a guided sea kayak tour, it was a wonderful and peaceful way to explore this beautiful island.



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Fantastic cozy holiday
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We arrived to Skopelos one day in the middle of August last summer. We stayed in the lovely village Glossa, a charming place, quite lively, with many beaches around. Just by walking down the alleys, you will see the fantastic whitewashed houses with the balconies and the roofs and the small picturesque shops.

Loutraki and Klima are good beaches with fish taverns to eat at noon. It was a delight to have lunch by the sea with a wooden pergola to protect you from the sun, just after a refreshing swim! Ah this is Greek summer! Rent a motorbike and go to many beaches, Skopelos of course is not that famous for the beaches as Skiathos but it has a wonderful relaxing atmosphere.

The prices were low comparing to Skiathos, which I visited in 2010. The hotels were family and cozy, loved them!



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The blue and green island
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Visiting Skopelos was just great. After we had a coffee in the port of Agios Konstantinos, we took the ferry and in few hours we arrived in Skopelos. This place is blessed with the colors of nature, green and blue, as forests cover much of the island. The capital of Skopelos is decorated with fine whitewashed houses and balconies with colorful flowers. There are various shops that are hidden in the corners of the narrow streets. There are hundred of churches and chapels as well as numerous cafes, restaurants and taverns. Try the local food in the traditional taverns, you won't regret it.

The beaches were the best feature of this island but unfortunately we didn't have time to visit those we wanted. However, Stafilos beach and Panormos were my favorite, close to the town with exotic waters. Few beaches were rocky, so you need to be careful where you step. Always beware of the urchins in these rocky beaches, it has happened twice to step on an urchin in Greece and trust me it hurts awfully! Panormos is also a nice beach. When in Skopelos, rent a car or bike for a couple of days and go to the inland villages, they are all wonderful.



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Lots of hiking opportunities
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Getting to Skopelos was a pleasure. We took the ferry from Volos, sailing first to Skiathos and then on to Skopelos. The scenery along the way was amazing. Greece is always a place that is in my mind and always my first choice for a holiday, though to be hones, I sometimes feel that I go there too often. The world is a big place and I still have things to see and visit, but when I feel the need to go to Greece, there is nothing that I can do. I have to go. I have been there countless times. Skopelos Town was beautiful with a lot of little streets to explore. There are "camera opportunities" at every corner.

The island is green and pleasant, unhurried and peaceful, easy to get around and geared for the tourist or hiking enthusiast. We took a bus to Glossa and then walked along a very good road to Agios Yiannis chapel, perched on its rock surrounded by the sea. The walk was amazing, up and down hills, through olive groves with stunning views of the sea, the coast and Alonissos in the distance. The food was always very good, restaurant, coffee shops and taverna staff helpful, courteous and very friendly. Food and drinks were a bit expensive but we knew that this would be the case, as most islands through the world are the same.

The only negative thing that I can ever say about any part of Greece (and I have visited many, many parts, both touristic and non touristic) is the litter that people leave behind. Once the general population and tourist alike realise how much this damages the environment as well as how it impacts on the countryside, things will be a lot better.



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Follow the steps of Mamma Mia
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I couldn't wait to go to Skopelos once I learned that some scenes from Mamma Mia were filmed there!!! The small chapel of Saint John on top of the rock was a magnicifent site alone, not to mention that this is where the wedding scenes were shot!! You go up some narrow stairs and from there you see the sea and the mountainous parts of the island. Bad luck, the church was closed but this didn't reduce my joy to see this site!

We stayed only for 3 days in Skopelosand our hotel was in Glossa but we rented a bike to go around. Skopelos Town was a bit more traditional than Glossa, which seems more like a tourist village. Panormos and Hovolo were amazing beaches. Stafilos was also good but we lost our way there and it took us about three hours to get, so our mood was a bit spoilt. Put signs on the road, please, it is not necessary that all people have that a good sense of orientation!!!

You will love the taverns at the beach and if you find any traditional honey in a kiosk, buy it. I bought the best honey from an old in the open market of Glossa!



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Full of romance
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Skopelos is full of romantic couples and families, so you can easily assume that it is about a remarkably beautiful and peaceful island! It is like a mix of green and blue color pallet, densely pine tree-forests lead to deep blue seashores! But do not try to follow every dirt road the you meet hopping that ends in an even nicer beach, in most cases they are leading to nowhere!
Swimming during nightfall in Panormos beach covered with fat pebbles is an unforgettable experience, like you swim in a river with golden water as the sun sets in the depth of the horizon...
You want nightlife? Sightseeing? Don't go to Skopelos.
Local taste not-to-miss the cheese twist pies and the chaimalia treat. I generally noticed that it is not a remote and small island as others, so it has well made tourism infrastructure and of course some shots of the film Mammia Mia were taken there! Let's see how good you are in recognizing those scenes!



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Choose taverns for the view
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We had visited Skopelos before, so we actually knew the island. Skopelos is one of my favoutire Greek islands, it combines everything and all kind of styles: not cosmopolitan and not isolate either, with great beaches and sights, lounge cafes and loud bars, in a word it is adorable. Glossa is a lovely vllage to stay and most ferries that come on the island dock there. We stayed both times in Maria's, some lovely apartments a couple of km outside Glossa but with nice view from the balcony and a small beach in front. For other beaches, I suggest Loutraki and Agnontas. Stafilos is also very picturesque but in the afternoon it gets very crowded. If you are driving, pay attention to the roads. Skopelos is mountainous and some road parts are difficult, especially for new drivers. For food, all taverns are good so you will more probably choose taverns depending on the view. Prefer small taverns in hills above the villages, they always have the best view to the green hillsides and the blue sea. My kids, 12 and 14, loved Skopelos and I was feeling safe to let them play or walk in the streets alone. This island makes me feel so good!



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Pristine and beautiful
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I found Skopelos more pristine and authentic than Skiathos. Skiathos was busy and noisy, while Skopelos was the exact opposite thing. Our hotel was in Glossa and we were on the beach all day. Glossa and Stafilos were the best beach, but go early because after noon they get very crowded and you can't find any umbrella for some shadow. The only bad thing were the buses. There are no good buses on Skopelos, itineraries are never kept and they are always crowded. After two days of suffering with buses, we rented a motorbike to get around in ease. Villages are ncie but do not have the noticeable architecture of Cyclades. The best spot of the villages is on top of them from where you can see all the area. You get the best pictures from there! Otherwise, there is not much to do. There are no sites to see, not even a castle. You just swim, eat and relax, which is what vacations are for, after all!



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Amazing and undiscovered
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we are always making vacation in Greece, every time another island. This year, we went to Skiathos and Skopelos. Skopelos is amazing, ambiental, undiscovered, authentic. We liked it a lot! Greek home made food is delicious there, althought due to touristic development it is from year to year more rare to get. Hospitality of people and traditional tavernas are great. Frappe is the favourite summer wake-up. You just have to relax and explore the native island. Driving through pine trees is excellent. The only thing to take of is to organize more public events, such as concerts, open air theatre plays or balls.



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Take your bike with you
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Skopelos is really a paradise. The beaches are fantastic, the sea is clean and transparent, calm as a swimming pool. The temperature is ideal, reasonably hot (not higher than 27-28 degrees at noon), always dry, with some lovable breeze. Even in the peack season, I was able to find beaches to stay alone all the day long. If you are looking for the beach life, choose the west coast (Panormos side), the beautiful beaches are there, and this coast is sheltered from the strong wind. Best beaches: Panormos Bay from Adrina, Velanio and Armenopetra. Local food is also exquisite, if you choose small taverns. I don't recommend the touristic restaurants in front of the marina in Town. As for nightlife, the only village with some movement is Skopelos town. Follow me, go on Skopelos with your bike, it's FUN.



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