Skopelos Town

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Skopelos Town: Skopelos Town is the first village ones sees while reaching the port. This little town which is the capital and main port of Skopelos is quite picturesque with lovely whitewashed houses, flower gardens and colorful balconies. Its fountains, its many little whitewashed churches, narrow streets and alleys compose the beautiful setting of the village.

The town is built amphitheatrically amidst lush surroundings with a long labyrinth of alleys reaching the top of the hill where the ancient castle lies. At the bottom of the town, at the port where most of the activities take place during the summer, you will find plenty of restaurants, shops and modern accommodations.

The picturesque Skopelos town has been designated as a heritage settlement. Numerous steep footpaths lead to some of the most beautiful sites of Chora (as the locals call it) like the 13th century castle. Today only ruins of the outer walls have survived.

Inside the castle walls is the oldest church of the town, the 17th century basilica of Agios Athanassios whose initial edifice was built in the 9th century on the ruins of a temple dedicated to Athena. The panoramic view from the top of the castle is breathtaking and truly magical.

In the heart of the town there are many churches and monasteries to visit and the beautiful Folklore Museum that displays a fine collection of ceramics, paintings, frescoes, photos and other traditional objects from Skopelos.

Things To See And Do In Town

Sightseeing

Monastery of Timios ProdromosMonastery of EvangelistriaPhotographic CentreMonastery of Agia VarvaraMonastery of TaxiarchesFolklore MuseumVenetian CastleMonastery of MetamorfosiMuseum of HistoryOld Skopelitan Mansion

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Elli Hotel is a newly constructed hotel situated in a beautiful and quiet location, just a short walking distance from the center of Skopelos Town, the port, and the beach. The hotel offers a swimming pool and beautiful gardens with a patio and shaded gazebo. There is also a breakfast room where a buffet breakfast is served daily. The hotel rooms are spacious and comfortable, with private balconies offering beautiful views, A/C, fridge, and TV.

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Aeolos Hotel is less than half a kilometer from the beach and town center and features a large swimming pool. A buffet breakfast is served on the terrace with the Aegean Sea and Skopelos Town views. Free Wi-Fi access, an LCD satellite TV and air conditioning are provided in all rooms at the Aeolos. Each has a furnished balcony and some offer sea views. The pool bar is stocked with drinks and fresh juices.

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Denise hotel is a short walk from the harbor and all the shops Skopelitian country, which has been declared by presidential decree in 1978 in a traditional village. Skopelos, the second island of the Northern Sporades, covered almost entirely (80% of its surface!) Lush pine forests that stretch to the shore. Its privileged location offers stunning views of the picturesque country with the blue bay!

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  • giacom39 26 Mar 2009
    More traditional than Glossa
    The town of Skopelos is built on the slopes of a hill and has many streets that go up and down, so it is a bit tiring for walking. However, I prefered it from Glossa village because I thought it was more traditional, while Glossa was probably made to be a tourist hamlet. The port is nice and very similar to the ports of other islands: hotels and taverns all lined along the port. There are no sites near the town (or elsewhere on the island), so on Skopelos you can only enjoy beaches and nature, no human creations, except perhaps from a couple of monasteries that you will find on your way.

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