Dec07042022

Last update10: 11: 28 AM

English
Hellenic Seaways

anastasia apartments
back You are here: Home Skopelos The rest of the island

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.