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On Tuesday, November 3, visit the Shell 'gas stationBalla Bros.in the Language of Skopelos.

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Marinas

 

The island also has three organized marinas in Skopelos, Nea Klima and Loutraki. Each of them has the ability to accommodate all types of yachts as there is a large capacity of reception.

 The largest marina is that of Skopelos, followed by the other two.

Guests can stock up on fuel, food and water. 

Ports

 

The island of Skopelos has two main ports and an auxiliary:

1) The port of the city of Skopelos.

 2) The port of Loutraki, which is a port of the village of Glossa.

3) The port of Agnontas, which is used only in case of bad weather that is not possible to access the port of Skopelos.

Local Traditional Products

 

In Skopelos the visitor can find honey, oil, exceptional sweets and cheese products. The most famous traditional product on the island is the twisted cheese pie, which is made with village leaf and unlike the other pies is not baked but fried in virgin olive oil.

It is also worth trying the wedding sweets hamalia which are made from local almonds. Also look for the dried Skopelos plums and the egg-free dessert of the spoon.

Plum is a fruit rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium, cellulose and magnesium.

How will you come?

 

There are regular itineraries all year round from Volos and Agios Konstantinos.

 The port of Agios Konstantinos facilitates those coming from Athena and is located on the Athens-Lamia national road. From both ports the journey by boat takes about three and a half hours while with catamaran and the flying dolphin almost two and a half hours.

 Those who visit the island from Agios Konstantinos, ask the agency that will book the tickets for the buses that start from Athens and have a return by ferry. For those living abroad ask for charter flights to Skiathos from which Skopelos is very close.

INFORMATION: (SHIP AGENCIES)  

LANGUAGE. TEL.24240-33435

 SKOPELOS. TEL. 24240-22767

 VOLOS. TEL. 24210 23 415

AGIOS KONSTANTINOS. TEL.  22350-31989, 31920

Beaches

 

ΣΑΦΥΛΟΣ

At 4 km south of the settlement of Skopelos, the visitor meets the wonderful bay of Stafylos, with its crystal clear waters and the small holiday settlement. It is located on the central axis that runs through the southwest side of the island and connects the two ports of the country with Loutraki. In the surrounding area, there is abundant vegetation, many caves, impressive rocks and several rocky islets, unique touches in a wonderful painting.

 The impressive sandy beach of Stafylos, closes to the east by the homonymous cape, which is an important archaeological site of the island. At the edge of the beach on the rocky peninsula, traces of a prehistoric settlement have been found. A tomb was found, which contained weapons, a sword with a golden handle, jewelry, pottery, stone and metal utensils, while older evidence of habitation of the island, which date from the Mycenaean era, are preserved. Velanio is a picturesque sandy beach, just as beautiful as that of Stafylos. It is the nudist beach. It is located to the east and is separated from the bay of Stafylos, by the homonymous cape.

 In this place, which is essentially a single archaeological and residential site with Stafylos, ruins of Roman baths and other buildings of antiquity have been identified. According to the legend, the eagle of Zeus flew over the island and chose this beach, for the residence of Stafylos, grandson of Zeus and son of Dionysus. The Romans took advantage of the hot springs that existed by the sea, building luxurious baths.

 In this way, they could enjoy the beaches and the natural time. The Roman baths were called Velania, hence the name of the area. The second place of Skopelos where we meet Roman baths is Loutraki. In both we have samples of the existence of ancient and important settlements, which proves the importance of hot springs that were known to the inhabitants of the island before the Roman era.

IGNORING

Following the route to Loutraki, in a historic location, we meet another seaside settlement, Agnontas. It is about 8 km from the country, has a wonderful sandy beach and is a safe natural harbor. Due to its extremely protected location, it is an alternative port, in cases where ships can not reach the port of the country due to the weather.

It is also a shelter for fishing and recreational boats. The name of the area is due to Peparithios Olympian Agnonas, who landed at this point returning as an Olympian from 59η Olympiad (569 AD)

LIMNONARI

Northwest of Agnontas 9,5km from the center of Skopelos, we find Limnonari beautiful beach with very fine white sand, closed bay, with crystal clear waters, ideal for swimming and water sports.

 

PANORMOS

Panormos is the first settlement that the visitor encounters on the west coast of Skopelos. It is about 12,5 kilometers from the country. It is located in a closed lace bay, in the middle of the route to the port of Loutraki.

Its name is probably related to the fact that it is the base of boats of all kinds. The natural port of Blo is considered one of the best shelters for sailing and fishing boats. It is an ideal area for a quiet vacation. Here the visitor enjoys the unique sunset, the unique route to Cape Myti, the wonderful beaches of Linarakia, Milia, Kastani, Hovolo. Panormos is one of the three large and fortified cities of ancient Skopelos. At the top of Paliokastro hill, above the settlement of the beach, the ruins of the ancient fortified citadel are preserved.

 Its wall is preserved in very good condition, while it presents quite interesting masonry. Remains of other buildings can be seen on the slopes. A passable path leads from Paleokastro to the cave of Panos. Spilia is the only monument, place of worship of Panos in Skopelos.

 

MEN

Andrines are located between Panormos and Milia, it is a beautiful point of small bays with organized beaches.

APPLE TREE

The most beautiful and largest beach of the island, with golden sand. You will find it after Andrines.

 Organized beach, gathers a lot of people, has umbrellas, sunbeds, has crystal clear waters and if you want to be isolated you will find small quiet bays behind the rocks. Opposite Milia, is the small pine island Dassia.

 

CHESTNUT

 Η beach Kastani is 14 km from centre of her city  Skopelos and is located right next to beach of Milia. It is an organized beautiful sandy beach with crystal clear waters that compose a wonderful landscape.

      It is very busy because the foreign film Mamma Mia was shot there.

ARMENOPETRA

Armenopetra is another hidden beach for visitors and is not crowded because it is not organized. This beautiful picturesque beach is located after the village of N. Klima going to Glossa.

LANGUAGE

For a swim from Glossa we go to beautiful beaches: typical is Mark beach, where the pines reach the sea. The descent to the beach is ensured by a paved road. The path, located in a lush forest, helps nature lovers to combine swimming with a wonderful walk and walking

. At Monopati, 7 km east of Glossa, we find one of the most beautiful areas of Skopelos. It is a spectacular, steep and pointed rock, which projects through the waves and joins the mainland with a narrow strip of land.

 Another beach of Glossa is Perivoliou is about 7 km from the village.

 

Hey YANNIS

Another wonderful organized beach that is worth visiting the visitor is the beach of Ai Giannis tou Kastri, with crystal clear blue waters and overlooking Alonissos.

 The well-known foreign film Mamma mia was shot in the area of ​​Ai Giannis with the participation of famous Hollywood stars.

 

LOUTRAKI

After Glossa we meet its port Loutraki which is the first port that the visitor encounters when coming from Skiathos. Behind the port there is a clean sandy beach where the tourist can take an afternoon swim and enjoy the sunset which at that time is amazing. 

Tourist attractions

  • The Folklore Museum which presents the representation of the Skopelos house, with the characteristic elements of home equipment and tools, objects and functional spaces. There is a wonderful collection of traditional costumes with all the variations. You will also see models of old ships that highlight the art of Skopelos shipbuilders and much more.
  • You can visit the house museum of the author Paul Nirvana.
  • The ruins of the temple of Asclepius on the south-east beach of Skopelos bay, dating from 4ο century BC .. Older and recent excavations are slowly revealing buildings of the time and many tributes, statues and inscriptions of classical and Hellenistic times.
  • The ruins of the Venetian fortress, the Castle. Below the Castle is the acropolis of classical times with the wall of ancient Peparithos, parts of which are preserved in several places. To the west and northwest of the Castle. Within the area there are many small churches, such as that of Ag. Athanasios, which was also the first metropolitan church and preserves magnificent frescoes of 17th century.
  • One of the most famous monuments of Skopelos is the famous "Chests", the only ancient tombs carved in the rock, probably of Late Roman times, located on the site of Mount Karya. The place is somewhat inaccessible, but an afternoon walk will surprise you with the beautiful panoramic view of the surrounding islands.
  • The churches of the Assumption of the Virgin with the chapel of Ag. Anargyron (complex four-column domed church, with an inscription of 1676 above the south gate and slate roof - like most temples of Skopelos). Its iconostasis is wood-carved, richly decorated. An inscription above the Beautiful Gate states that the iconostasis was built in 1683 by the Cretan Antonios Agorastos.
  • The churches of Agios Nikolaos, Evangelismos where the miraculous icon of the Archangel Michael is kept.
  • The temples of Ag. Georgiou tis kyratso (with the pebbled floor and icons of 16th and 17th century), of St. Michael Synnadontos, with abundant use of marble sculptures of members in its masonry, especially sarcophagi. Also of Panagia Faneromeni, single-aisled with the inscription of 1711 above the west door and icons 17th and 18th century.
  • The monastery of Evangelistria with an excellent iconostasis covered with gold leaves. It is built on an inaccessible side of a gorge with an excellent view of the city and with the fortress appearance, associated with the difficult years, when famous pirates looted the islands of the Sporades. In fact, a marble founding inscription of the Daponte family of 1712 is preserved. To the left of the entrance is the newest chapel of Ag. Nikolaou and on the right the kitchen, the oven and the Bank of the Monastery.
  • The Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Savior It is located opposite the monastery of Evangelistria and was founded between 16th and 17th century, as the still surviving in the monastery sgilio of the Patriarch of Constantinople Cyril II, which was published in 1636 and declares it cruciform, considers it as long ago existing.

Monasteries that are still worth visiting are those of Panagia Livadiotissa and the Monastery of Timios Prodromos (17th century) with amazing interior decoration.

LANGUAGE SIGHTS

The church of Ai Giannis in the NE of the island and is at a distance of 7 km from the language. The church is built on a rock 100m high and you have to climb its 130 steps.

· Also the monastery of Taxiarchis with its excellent iconostasis.

· You still have to visit the few visible relics of ancient Selinos, near today's Loutraki. On the hill of Paleokastro are preserved large parts of the strongest fortification of the Classical era, as well as ruins of buildings. Among the modern houses of the village, walls of Roman buildings are preserved at a great height.

Near the sea to the south-east of Loutraki are visible the hot periods of the Roman period, from which you consider that Loutraki got its name.

Tradition and Culture

 

The people of Skopelos maintained their tradition, intact over the years. In the city or in the villages, in every corner of the island, the manners, the customs, the traditions occupy an important part of the daily habits.

 At festivals and celebrations, women wear their traditional costume. The silk long dress with the colorful embroidery on the edges, the thin silk short-sleeved shirt, the head embroidered with gold embroidery with gold coins, create a wonderful festive atmosphere and refer to other older times.

 The traditional island dances, brought from mainland Greece, spread the fun.

 Local festivals and festivals are of particular interest. The festival of Agios Riginos on February 25 in the church of Agios, is an important event for the island. Homemade sweets and Turkish delights are offered during the service. On June 24, it celebrates the monastery of Agios Ioannis the Forerunner, 6 km from the country.

 It is preceded by a vigil at night and food is offered. The same happens on August 6 at the Monastery of the Transfiguration. On December 4, it celebrates the Monastery of St. Barbara, 6 km from the country. Here for food is offered to the guests fish plate or cod.

       The Municipality of Skopelos also organizes important events. The cycle of these events usually closes with the feast of Damascus. Roasted plums and wine are offered to the public, as well as fine products of the island. The folklore elements of Skopelos are rich and everyone encounters them at every step.

   They remain alive and seal the daily life of the locals. Churches unique in the whole island, famous monasteries, unique nests of tradition, the visitor meets at every step. Byzantine carved iconostasis, unique prayers to the Creator, archeological sites, wonderful people full of humanity and feelings.

Story

 

THE ISLAND OF PEPARITHOS

The island of Peparithos, today's Skopelos, was perhaps the most important of the "pre-Magnesian islands" as Strabo calls it in his geography. The oldest traces of habitation of the island to date are located at Stafylos and date back to the Mycenaean era (16th-14th ai. e.g. ) A tomb of the same era was excavated here with gifts, such as a golden sword handle and a bronze double ax.

These findings, as well as the place name of the area that has been preserved for centuries, refer to the mythical inhabitant of the island, Stafylos, son of Dionysus and Ariadne and grandson of Minos and it seems true that Radamanthis donated Peparithos to the Prince of Crete , the sea empress of that time, In fact, the island owes its name to Peparithos, brother of Stafylos.

Homeland of Olympian Agnonas and historian Diocles (3th αι π.Χ. ), the island in historical times was Tripoli, according to Skylakas Karyandeas, that is, it had three cities. Those cities were Peparithos in the place of today's Skopelos, Panormos in the place of the current homonymous settlement and Selinounta in the place of the current settlement of Loutraki Glossa.  

THE CITY OF PEPARITHOS

The homonymous city of Peparithos island, a colony of the Chalcidians during the period of the second Greek colonization in 8ο e.g. ai. are located in the current city of Skopelos which has been continuously inhabited since ancient times until today.

In classical times the 5ο and 4ο ai. e.g. It is part of the Athenian alliance, as evidenced by testimonies, inscriptions and other sources, a fact that contributes decisively to its economic prosperity, which is reflected in the minting of silver and bronze coins. The 5ο century, within the Athenian alliance, Peparithos, contributes to the common fund of the Athenian alliance three talents, as the largest economic power of the region while Ikos, today's Alonissos, contributes 1500 drachmas and Skiathos 1000 drachmas.

In classical times, the Acropolis of the city of Peparithos was fortified with a very strong wall, a small part of which is preserved at Kastro at the highest point of the settlement. Thucydides mentions that during the earthquake (426 BC) a tidal wave was created and part of the city, its Rectorate and a few houses were destroyed. Higher, to the west and northwest of the Castle, at the sites "Kanaki Lakka" and "Raches - Agios Konstantinos" are preserved sections of well-built retaining walls that we conclude from peparithic coins and other indications.

 After the end of the Peloponnesian War, Peparithos and the other islands were occupied by the Lacedaemonians, but Havrias returned them to the sphere of influence of the Athenians to join the second Athenian alliance. The consequence of the close relationship of the islands with the Athenians, was to get involved in the dispute of the latter with Philip II of Macedonia, who occupied Alonissos and the present island of Kyra-Panagia.

 Finally, after the occupation of Peparithos, the whole area came under the occupation of the Macedonians. During the Hellenistic period and Roman times, Peparithos, as well as the other islands of the northern Sporades, were the scene of conflicts between the Greeks and the Romans and ended in withering at the end of antiquity. During the predominance of Christianity in Greece, the island was illuminated by its first bishop and martyr Agios Riginos.

 

 

 

The rest of the island

 

LOUTRAKI

The port of Glossa is Loutraki, which is why it is called Skala tis Glossa. It is the second port of Skopelos. Its important advantage is that it is located 10 nautical miles closer to Central Greece, and Volos, than the main port of the country. It is also 6 nautical miles from the port of Skiathos with which it has visual contact.

The name Loutraki is obviously due to the hot baths, located on the southeastern edge of the bay since Roman times. On the left side of the bay are the ruins of the ancient city of Selinounta which was founded by merchants and sailors of Chalkida. We meet them opposite Skiathos and Evia on the naturally fortified hill of Paleokastro. The area has been inhabited since 8ο ai. e.g. up to 4οai. A.D. It acquired a special glamor during the Roman era, when it was a spa town and reached the place of Katakalos.

 The findings reveal a prosperous city, with aqueducts, public buildings, aqueducts, public buildings, handicrafts, walkways. The Silinos or Seilinos, to whom Selinounta owes her name, were the mythical followers of Dionysus and are often identified with the Satyrs. Their representation went through many stages until it came to the last known version.

 The one who presents them, stocky comedians with big bellies, drunk with a bag of wine in their arms. The Sarcophagi found in ancient Peparithos and Selinounta, have been imported from Assos in Asia Minor and reveal the island's participation in the maritime trade network of the Roman Empire, in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Adriatic.

 

LANGUAGE

At the northwestern end of the island we find the area of ​​Glossa. It is semi-mountainous and includes the town of Glossa and its port Loutraki, the first port that the visitor of Skopelos encounters coming from Skiathos. Glossa is 25 km from the country and is the largest village in population of the island. Beautiful settlement, with traditional physiognomy and architecture, strongly reminiscent of the respective villages of Thessaly. It has picturesque alleys and wonderful views to the sea, Skiathos and in the background Pelion. It is surrounded by pine forest and several crops. The church of the Assumption of the Virgin dominates in the center of the village with its characteristic bell tower. Older temples are the Small Seat of Agios Apostolos, the temple of the prophet Elias and in Loutraki, Agios Nikolaos, while the temples of Panagia Eleftherotria at the entrance of the settlement, Agia Triada, 3,5 km northeast with a wonderful view are of interest. There is a Folklore Museum in Glossa where the visitor admires the traditional architecture and the culture of the locals. The museum telephone number is 24240 34221.

VINE

Between Elios and Glossa we find the semi-mountainous village of Klima. It is 24 km from Chora. It is built amphitheatrically on green slopes, has stone houses and still retains, despite the passage of time, several elements of traditional architecture.

The village consists of two settlements, Ano Klima and Kato Klima which was founded in 18ο by the inhabitants of the neighboring language. The church of the village was founded in 1828. From the square of Kato Klimatos, the view is wonderful, especially at sunset. In the stream that separates the two settlements, there used to be olive mills.

 With the earthquakes of 1950 the village began to decline and many of its inhabitants today are in Elios. The inhabitants are hospitable people. In ancient times, the traditional festivals of Agioi Anargyroi, Panagia Eliotissa and Agia Paraskevi, gathered a lot of people.

OLIVE

Neo the middle of the west coast of Skopelos is Neos Klima or Elios. It is 19 kilometers from the country. It is a coastal settlement, created in recent years by the inhabitants of the neighboring village, old climate. We find it in a wonderful location with dense pine forest. The fishing village, with its wonderful tourist infrastructure, owes its name to the small swamp created by the estuary of the torrent that springs from Mount Delphi. The abundant waters of the area are the reason that the beautiful forest reaches the sea. Its sights include the temples of Agioi Anargyroi and Panagia Eliotissa. The forest of Vathia, above Elios, is the most characteristic forest of the island. The beautiful beaches, the many waters, the beautiful forest that is reflected in the waters, the climate of the area, created the conditions for accommodation in the most beautiful resort of Skopelos, with the important infrastructure. The beach, in front of the settlement with the estuary, is the big sandy beach of Elios.     

 

The town of Skopelos

 

The beautiful town of Skopelos, seat of the homonymous municipality and central port of the island, is located on its eastern side, in its most flat and fertile part, at the bottom of the bay that bears the name of the island. Its ancient name was Peparithos and it was identified as today with the name of the island. It is the main place of residence of the island, with important hotel units and a place suitable for its exploration starting point. The modern city is built on the ancient city.

 The settlement that has been characterized as a traditional monument, is a classic example of folk architecture of the Sporades and combines the Aegean elements with those of the settlements of neighboring Pelion.

 It is built amphitheatrically and stretches from the top of the hill of the ancient citadel and the medieval castle to the waterfront. Narrow streets, uphill cobbled cobbled streets full of flower pots, stone-built two-story houses, bridges that connect the house with each other, courtyards decorated with bougainvillea, plenty of white, cleanliness, small squares that all serve as a magnificent churchyard, revealing the settlement. In the uphill paving, wide stairs are inserted, which become a meeting place of the locals. The view from everywhere is wonderful.

 The sea, with the boats in front, completes the enchanting image. In the evening, the smell of basil, the flickering light on the cobbled path, the music that spreads everywhere, fascinates the visitor.

 At the top of the hill, in antiquity, dominated the acropolis of Peparithos with the temple of Athena. Today in this place are the ruins of the medieval Castle, built in 13ο ai. on the ancient citadel with ancient building materials. From the strong wall of the ancient city today is visible only a small part, dating to classical times.

 We reach the castle following the stairs from Panagia tou Pyrgos, at the edge of the Port. The castle today is an integral part of the city. Opposite the church of Ai Giannis, in the heart of the homonymous neighborhood, is the house where Pavlos Nirvanas lived his childhood. This is a typical Skopelos house, with a wooden balcony. It was bought by the municipality of Skopelos and today operates as a museum of his personal belongings.