The beautiful Skopelos Island is one of 100 beautiful Sporades Islands on the Aegean Greek Sea at the north east of this beautiful sea, North of the beautiful Euboes Island and east of Pelion peninsula on the main Greek land.
It is immediately at the northeast of Skiathos and it lies between this island and Alonnisos. The name is of such musical and lovingly livelihood intent. Just say Skopelos and test it in the movements of your lips.
The island forms with other islands the Thessaly Region. The highest areas in the island, which is about 96.229 square kilometers are at Mount Delphi and Mount Palouki.
There are more than 5,000 inhabitants in the beautiful Skopelos Island, where the communities of Elios, or Neo Klima and Delphi live with others, since the earliest days the Greek Islands know inhabitants.
The Greek legend has it, that Staphylos (Staphylus or also Stafylos) who was the son of the god of wine Dionysos and the princess Ariadne of Crete founded the beautiful Skopelos Island.
Skopelos was known in the late Bronze Age as Peparethos (Peparethus). It was the theatrical ground of the Philoctetes, by Sophocles, which was performed during the Festival of Dionysus in 409 BC.
In the play, one of the merchants of the wine was lost on his way to the beautiful Skopelos Island, which was rich of grapes and wine. See the useful resources section of the page.The island was the shooting place of the British musical, romantic and comedy movie, Mamma Mia, which was written by the British playwright Catherine Johanson.
The film is based on the famous songs of the Swedish musical pop group ABBA including one by the same title, composed by Benny Anderson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and produced by Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman in 2008. For movies see iWatchBesTV.com
Gaius Plinius Secundus (Pliny the Elder) wrote in his book "Natural History" through which he documented the beautiful nature of Skopelos and other places in Greece including many islands during the ancient Greek times.
Thereafter, discoveries revealed through excavations in Staphylos in 1936 a royal tomb that belongs to the Mycenaean era in Greece. The chaeological findings including the royal tomb related it to the Minoan during the era ruled by Stafylos (or Stafilos). See the useful resources section of the page.
Olive groves, orchards of almonds and plums, pine forests and vineyards cover the surface of the beautiful Skopelos Island smoothing the nature and providing its pleasures to both, the inhabitants and the overseas travelers.
The cliffs are at the north west near the coastal areas and the beautiful pebble and sandy beaches are at the sheltered harbors at the south eastern coast and other places there.
The main large settlements are at the capital and main port Skopelos Town and the western coast in Galossa Village and around it in about 3 kilometers at Loutraki, the second port of the beautiful Skopelos Island.
Skopelos Town lies in the most beautiful places in the southeast of the island, on Skopelos Bay; and the buildings, including white houses were built on the hillside and up to the fortress with many churches culminating the top southeastern coast.
As the other important beautiful Greek Islands, the beautiful Skopelos Island has daily ferry connection with Agios Konstantinos, Alonissos, Skiathos and Volos. Ferry tickets run by the Hellenic Seaways near the new quay and Lemonis Agency at Pension Lemonis at the end of the quay.
The hydrofoil ports are at Skopelos port and Loutraki port in Glossa at the northwest and they both serve Alonissos and Skiathos. Hydrofoils also run between Skopelos port and Agios Konstantinos and Volos and the tickets are sold in the two travel agencies in Skopelos mentioned above.
The local transport in the beautiful Skopelos Island runs the bus terminal and they are eight buses daily from Skopelos Town that serve the areas to Glossa and Loutraki, three busses run to Panormos and Milia and two busses to cover the area to Agnontas and Stafylos.
In addition, several outlets of car rental and motorcycle rental at the harbor of Skopelos Town hire vehicles for driving tours roundabouts, while the taxi service at the buss stop on the waterfront offers services to many locations. The water taxi on the waterfront serves Glysteri Beach.
Skopelos waterfront has two quays, the old one is at the west of the harbor and the new one is at the east of it. The National Bank and some ATMs are on the waterfront. There are also several cafes, travel agencies and shops along the waterfront at the right behind the dock.
Skopelos cruise boats take sea tours around the island and reach the marine park in Alonnisos. The bus station is few meters from there and the main square of the town called Plateia Platanos or Souvlaki Square is on a short distance from it.
Agnontas with its small port and beach is about 11 minutes drive southwest of the capital city of Skopelos beautiful Island. It is about minutes drive west of Stafilos.
Andrines is about 9 minutes drive south of Glossa and 22 minutes drive northwest Skopelos Town.
Glossa is the second settlement after Skopelos Town. It is accessible by the local bus that could take about 30 minutes drive towards the north-west. Down from this settlement are many Skopelos beautiful beaches.
Limnonari is about 21 minutes drive south of Andrines and 17 minutes drive from the capital. Milia is about 13 minutes drive northwest of Limnonari and 18 minutes west of Skopelos Town.
Stafylos, Stafilos, or Staphylos is about 6 minutes drive at the south of the capital. Loutraki port is about 16 minutes walking down the road from Glossa to the south-west of the settlement.
Where to eat and drink and entertain?
Taverna Agnanti, Ilias Taverna and Finikas Taverna and Ouzeri are down at the south side of Skopelos Bay and close to each other.
Ilias Taverna is at a short distance from Skopelos harbor and at the southeast of the town. Finikas Taverna and Ouzeri is at a short walking distance from Ilias Taverna.
At a short distance from this area to the north is the Blue Sea Cafe Bar and Internet Cafe. It lies at the northeast on the harbor of Skopelos Town and at the south of this area is Skopelos Holidays Hotel and Spa with a restaurant.
Moraitis Kontoulis is near the Blue Sea Cafe. Anna's restaurant is about 6 minutes walking west of Skopelos Town. Dynamic S.A. is about 13 minutes walking north of the capital.
The Agnanti Restaurant and Bar in Glossa Village serve traditional Greek cuisine since more than 60 years providing Greek food and wine. Stamatakis family opened the restaurant in 1953.
It is in Loutraki Village about 27 minutes at the north west, east of Glossa Houses and north west of Pension Platana. At the south of it are Skippers Cafe Bar and Petrino Cafe, Bar and Pizzeria.
Oasis Apartments in the maritime Elios Village (New Klima) has a restaurant. It is about 9 minutes at the north of Andrina and about 10 minutes south of Agnanti on the western coast.
Molos Restaurant and Taverna is at Rigas Hotel at about 3 minutes west of the harbor in Skopelos Town. Anemos Espresso Bar is on the waterfront at Skopelos Old Port. Platanos Jazz Bar is at a short walking distance northwest of the dock.
Skopelos night clubs has traditional music performance starting as usual from the midnight. They are near Skopelos port, the Kastro and the post., where you could have good time enjoying the nightlife of Skopelos.
Gaius Plinius Secundus (Pliny the Elder), the Greek tireless researcher and writer is the author of the encyclopedic Natural History. The book includes the natural history of the beautiful Skopelos Island, as feel as the other beautiful places in Greece.
His authoritative works on an unrivaled compendium of Roman knowledge include table of contents of the others and of authorities; mathematical and metrological survey of the universe; geography and ethnography of the known world; anthropology and the physiology of man; zoology; botany, agriculture, and horticulture; plant products as used in medicine; medical zoology; minerals (and medicine), the fine arts, and gemstones.His book, Natural History is an astonishingly ambitious work. It ranges from art to astronomy and from geography to zoology. In an acute observation with often wild speculation, it offers a fascinating view of the world as it was understood in the first century AD.
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