The greenest island in Greece
Skopelos is the greenest island in Greece as 80% of it is clad in pine forests that end in azure waters on golden coasts. The green of the pine trees, the dense forest mix with the deep blue of the sea, the traditional Pelion architecture, the rugged natural monuments create a pure island atmosphere of untold beauty.
The town of Skopelos, with its small white-washed houses, narrow paved streets, innumerable little churches, has preserved its island colour. The old town of Skopelos is proclaimed a listed traditional settlement and is part of the national heritage. Glossa is the second biggest settlement on the western end of the island, a small picturesque and unspoilt hill town, distinctive for its many traditional county chapels and the ruins of ancient towers and buildings.
When you visit Skopelos don’t forget to visit its Byzantine Monasteries, the pirate’s graves, the unique ancient sculpted tombs, the Episcope and Ai Yiannis Castri, the picturesque magic chapel built on the top of a steep rock known worldwide from the film “Mama Mia”. The coast in the south and west form the magnificent verdant beaches of the island.
• Population: 5.700
• Size provinces: 67km2
• Honoured as a Traditional Settlement of outstanding beauty
• Green & Blue Island, declared by the International Organisation of Biopolitics
• Folklore Museum
• Medieval Castle
• 350 places of worship