Skopelos Sights & Attractions
The dense pine forests of Skopelos mix with the deep blue of the sea, creating a picture of amazing natural beauty. This is an idyllic place to relax in crystal beaches, such as Stafylos, Panormos, Agnondas, Milia, and others. The picturesque towns of Skopelos and Glossa are great for a stroll while hiking paths in the center of the island lead to monasteries and chapels. Such a chapel is the most famous site in Skopelos today: the chapel of Saint John Kastri, also known as the Mamma Mia church, after shots of the famous Hollywood movie was filmed there.
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This is the church were scenes from Mammia Mia were filmed. It stands on top of a rock and gives amazing views of the island.
The Monastery of Timios Prodromos is located 6 km east of Skopelos Town. Constructed in the 17th century, this monastery is open to the public. It hosts a small museum with holy icons, ecclesiastical relics, and old public papers.
The Monastery of Panagia Evangelistria is located 3 km east of Skopelos Town, on the slopes of a mountainside. Surrounded by lush greenery, this monastery was established in 1712 and gives a gorgeous view of the island.
The Museum of Cultural Heritage and Library Perseus Athineos opened in July 2008 in Glossa village. It is the result of the continuous effort of individual people to keep the history of their island.
The Photographic Centre of Skopelos hosts exhibitions, lectures, seminars and workshops of photography.
The fortified monastery of Agia Varvara (Saint Barbara) is worth seeing for its beautiful frescoes dating from the 15th century. It is located in close distance to the capital, near the monastery of Prodromos and the monastery of Metamorfosi.
The Monastery of Taxiarchon is located in a mountainous area amidst green nature. The road goes up to a certain spot and then visitors follow a trekking path.
The Folklore Museum of Skopelos is housed in an 18th-century mansion donated to the municipality of Skopelos by Nikolaidis family. It hosts traditional costumes, icons and paintings, ceramics, old furniture and many other pieces that depict folklife on the island.
The Gourouni Lighthouse, on the northern part of Skopelos, is one of the oldest lighthouses in Greece, built in 1889.
The Venetian Castle is located in the main town. It is built on the ancient ruins of the city of Peparithos. It was built on this hill during the domination of the Ghisi family, during the 13th century A.D.
The Monastery of the Transfiguration of Christ (Metamorfosi Sotira) is located 3 km east of Skopelos Town, in a lush green area. It was founded in the 16th century and it hosts an exhibition of rare icons and books.
The legend says that on the location Sendoukia at Mount Karia, Skopelos, there are the graves of pirates. In fact, on this spot, there are ancient graves carved on the rocks.
Drakontoschisma is an impressive rock that looks as if it has been cut by a person. The access is only possible from the sea
The museum is housed in the house of the Greek writer Pavlos Nirvanas (whose real name was Petros Apostolides), built in the first half of the 19th century.
It's a building of the 18th century located in Skopelos town and it is used as a museum with traditional clothes and objects of the everyday life of the locals.