Skopelos  

 


Skopelos - Sporades (Greece)

SKOPELOS. Skopelos is a Greek island in the northwest of the Aegean Sea. It lies between the islands of Skiathos and Alonissos, not far from the coast of Pelion situated on mainland Greece.

The capital of the island is Skopelos town. Skopelos island is about a 100 sq.km., the length of the coastline is 70 kilometres. The most striking aspect of this island are the approximately eight million pine trees that are present here. The tree which grows in abundance here, is a type of pine tree that easily multiplies his self,  the seeds are dispersed by the wind and dense forests are created.

On the island are a dozen of mountains 300 to 600 meters high. The highest mountain is Mount Delfi, which is 620 meters high. Skopelos has many, especially smaller ones, sandy and pebble beaches. Some beaches are accessible by car, other beaches not,  this has to do with the hilly, sometimes steep relief of the coastline.

 If you sail with a boat around Skopelos, you will see many small beaches. These beaches often, can only be reached with a hired boat or on foot. The island is also known for its many hiking trails, many tourists who regularly come back to Skopelos, come just for walking and enjoying the beautiful nature.

 Another phenomenon on Skopelos are the many churches and monasteries. It is estimated, there are three hundred eighty churches on the island.

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JustGreece.com Agnontas | Skopelos Sporaden | De Griekse Gids foto 12 - Foto van De Griekse Gids JustGreece.com De groene oostkust van Skopelos | Sporaden | De Griekse Gids foto 9 - Foto van De Griekse Gids JustGreece.com Vuurtoren Kaap Gourouni | Skopelos Sporaden | De Griekse Gids foto 1 - Foto van De Griekse Gids JustGreece.com Agios Ioannis Kastri | Mamma Mia kerkje Skopelos | Sporaden Griekse Gids 24 - Foto van De Griekse Gids JustGreece.com Skopelos stad | Sporaden | De Griekse Gids foto 17 - Foto van De Griekse Gids JustGreece.com Glossa en haven Loutraki Skopelos | Sporaden | De Griekse Gids foto 4 - Foto van De Griekse Gids JustGreece.com Skopelos stad | Sporaden | De Griekse Gids foto 97 - Foto van De Griekse Gids JustGreece.com Palio Klima (Oud Klima) | Skopelos Sporaden | De Griekse Gids foto 15 - Foto van De Griekse Gids JustGreece.com Stafylos | Skopelos Sporaden | De Griekse Gids foto 10 - Foto van De Griekse Gids JustGreece.com Panormos Skopelos | Sporaden | De Griekse Gids foto 22 - Foto van De Griekse Gids JustGreece.com Agios Ioannis Kastri | Mamma Mia kerkje Skopelos | Sporaden Griekse Gids 44 - Foto van De Griekse Gids JustGreece.com Skopelos stad | Sporaden | De Griekse Gids foto 13 - Foto van De Griekse Gids JustGreece.com Haven Loutraki bij Glossa | Skopelos Sporaden | De Griekse Gids 15 - Foto van De Griekse Gids JustGreece.com Klima-Elios en Hovolo | Skopelos Sporaden | De Griekse Gids foto 16 - Foto van De Griekse Gids JustGreece.com Stafylos | Skopelos Sporaden | De Griekse Gids foto 15 - Foto van De Griekse Gids

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Sights and tips on Skopelos

  • The capital of Skopelos town, also called Chora. It is a beautiful traditional town with beautiful houses, narrow streets and more than a hundred small churches.
  • Agios Ioannis Kastri, the church made ​​famous through the filming of the movie "Mamma Mia".
  • Palio Klima (Old Klima), a village originally almost completely abandoned, after a major earthquake in 1965 but is again restored in the original style and in the summer comes to life.
  • Glossa, the second, main town of Skopelos (with harbour).
  • Panormos with its distinctive fjord.
  • The many monasteries scattered around the island. These may be visited by tourists, but beware, at noon they are usually closed.
  • The beautiful wooded countryside of Skopelos.

Beaches on Skopelos

Skopelos are many beautiful sandy and pebble beaches. The best known beaches are those of Stafylos, Kastani, Milia, Hovolo at Klima Elios and Agnontas. Many beautiful beaches are not accessible by car, but on foot or by boat.

How to get on Skopelos

Skopelos has no airport and is only accessible by boat. Most tourists arrive from the island of Skiathos, in Skiathos is an international airport. A boat trip from Skiathos town to Skopelos town takes about one hour. Others fly to the city of Volos, from the port of Volos there is twice a day a ferry to Skopelos and the other Sporades. Skopelos is connected by ferry with the ports of Agios Konstantinos (Greek mainland), Volos, Skiathos, Alonissos and Skyros.

 

Average temperature Skopelos
January
12.1°C
February
12.4°C
March
13.4°C
April
16.2°C
May
19.4°C
June
23.5°C
July
25.2°C
August
25.3°C
September
23.0°C
October
19.7°C
November
16.4°C
December
13.6°C


Foto's Skopelos - Skopelos in beeld

Kastani | Skopelos Sporaden | De Griekse Gids foto 6 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Stafylos | Skopelos Sporaden | De Griekse Gids foto 11 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Milia | Skopelos Sporaden | De Griekse Gids foto 2 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Agios Ioannis Kastri | Mamma Mia kerkje Skopelos | Sporaden Griekse Gids 37 - Foto van De Griekse Gids

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