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4 Reasons to Visit the Island of Skopelos Greece

4 Reasons to Visit the Island of Skopelos Greece

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View of Hovolo Beach on the Greek island of SkopolosSkopelos is one of those islands that has a rugged charm that has allured people for centuries. Part of the Northern Sporades group of islands, this island has a steady stream of visitors throughout the peak tourist season. Though more and more people find the island each year, the crowds aren’t what they are at some of the larger islands. Still not convinced that you should visit this island? Here are some of our favorite reasons:

Unspoiled Paradise

Because Skopelos is off the beaten path, it has remained relatively unspoiled. This means that those who do visit have access to everything they expect from a Greek island without all the crowds. It’s perfect for those who love to create a vacation on their terms and not let the crowds dictate what they do. Viewing natural scenery that has been untouched for centuries is one of the charms of this island. If your main draw is the scenery, be sure to check out the Sporades National Marine Park, which not only has great scenery, but also many fine examples of Aegean marine life.

Skopelos Town

The main town on the island, Skopelos Town is just as charming as the rest of the island. The town itself hugs a few steep hills, and the winding roads that work their way through the inclines only adds to the charm. While here, visitors can take in the sights, such as the Agios Michali, one of the island’s oldest churches. You can also find all the typical things that make the Greek islands so great – beaches, nightlife, and plenty of restaurants and tavernas to give you a glimpse of the local character. While here, be sure to hit one of the traditional tavernas late at night to enjoy the traditional, soulfoul rebetiko music.

Gorgeous Beaches

Though the island is small, it does have some pretty beaches that are worth a visit. These beaches have all the character of a typical Greek beach, but without the volumes of people. This means that if you want to travel to Skopelos during peak season, you’ll find that the beaches have a steady flow of visitors without being oppressive. Some of the best beaches include Panormos, Stafilos, and Kastani, all of which are easily accessible from Skopelos Town. If you actually want to experience a busy tourist bustle, Loutraki Beach, which is further away from Skopelos Town than the other beaches, is one of the most popular beaches on the island.

Local Flavors

One thing that Greece is known for is its delicious and healthy cuisine. On Skopelos, you’ll be treated to all the same favorites that you can find all over Greece with the addition of some local favorites. Make sure you eat some Greek lobster before leaving the island! One popular dish, Astakos Giouvetsi, is a lobster dish served with orzo pasta and is definitely worth seeking out. Other seafood favorites include grouper fish and sea urchins, which are considered a delicacy. If you love sweets, don’t miss the amygdolata, which is an almond cookie made with marzipan.

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Storm update 21.14 hours photos Mike from Panormos, Agnondas and Stafylos

I am shocked. All the damage and destroyed places. I hope they can rebuild everything.


As a major mopping up operation continues, Skopelos is still reckoning the extent of the damage during the massive electric storms and rainfall last night, Tuesday. The inundation of rain waters from Mount Palouki and the hills towards Stafilos wreaked the most damage along the road running from the harbour to the T-junction on the periferiko road, where hotels, restaurants, shops and offices were flooded, and also along the road above the Ammos town beach. The storm waters undermined part of the port car park where a culvert carries the ‘underground river’ beneath the road into the sea, collapsing part of the car park and tipping cars into the sea. Premises along the paralia were also inundated, and the force of the waters broke water mains and has left some parts of Skopelos Town without water supplies.

We hear that there was also extensive damage to properties at Agnontas, Kastani…

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Wel of geen Euro

Wat gaat het worden, wel of geen euro.

Is het verstandig om uit de euro te stappen of wordt het toch een deceptie en blijkt de eurozone toch de juiste.

Ik weet het niet maar het gaat enorm veel geld kosten. Ik weet wel dat de Grieken de dupe worden van het gesteggel tussen de Noord Europese banken en de Brusselse politiek.

Wat vinden jullie?

Geen crisis in de Grieksewijnen

Griekse wijnenDe situatie in en rond Griekenland staat in schril contrast met de ontwikkeling rond Griekse Wijnen. De vele roadshows die de Griekse wijnproducenten door de wereld hebben gedaan werpt zijn vruchten af.

Griekse wijnen worden steeds populairder en komen op steeds meer wijnkaarten permanent aan bod. En terecht! Wijnen gemaakt van authentieke Griekse druiven zijn spannend, vernieuwend en verrassend goed gastronomisch inzetbaar.

De internationale waardering zien we nu ook weer terug in de vele prijzen die er zijn uitgereikt door Decanter. De kwaliteit in de breedte groeit.

Tot de beste behoren m.i. nog altijd

  • Gerovassiliou,
  • Alpha Estate,
  • Kir Yianni,
  • Wine Art Estate,
  • Biblia Chora,
  • Manousakis Winery,
  • Argyros,
  • Papaioannou,
  • Papagiannakos.

Zij bewijzen jaar in jaar uit op constant niveau te presteren.


Uw wijnhuis
foto van Griekse Wijnen.