Skopelos Geography

Skopelos Geography
Information about the geography of Skopelos, Greece

Skopelos is the second largest of Sporades Islands, in the Aegean Sea. It is located east of Pelion and north of Evia, and its history is strongly connected to the neighboring regions. Skopelos has an area of 96 sq.km, a rugged coastline of 67 km, 17 km long and 8 km wide. The highest mountain of Skopelos is Delphi, situated in the center of the island, and it is rising at an altitude of 680 metres.

The second highest peak is Palouki, 566 metres high, located in the eastern side of the island. Between those two mountains, to the north east, is the large bay where Skopelos Town is located. The second bay is on the south and is called Agnondas. Skopelos has 5700 inhabitants mostly living from agriculture, seafaring, farming and tourism (during the summer).

The island belongs to the province of Magnesia and forms the municipality of Skopelos. There are four settlement on Skopelos which are the capital and main harbour Skopelos Town (4000 inhabitants), the second harbour Glossa (1300 inhabitants), Elios (350 nhabitants) and Klima (50 inhabitants).

The geography of Skopelos amazes every visitor, mostly with the countless beaches and coves found around the island. More than 50% of the area of Skopelos is covered with a virgin forest of pine trees. Because of that and of the clear waters of the island, Skopelos has been officially proclaimed, on July the 5th 1997, Green and Blue Island by the International Organisation of Biopolitics and it is a preserved area.

Map of Skopelos

Map Skopelos map View the map of Skopelos with the main villages, beaches and sightseeing. Also, location of the port.
View: Map of Skopelos

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