Skopelos is the second biggest island in Sporades complex and belongs to the administrative regional unit of Magnesia.
It is also known as “the forest island” for being the leafiest island in Greece. The biggest part of its terrain is covered by extremely beautiful pine forests that end up to beautiful beaches and gulfs.
The town of Skopelos conserves the insular characteristic of narrow paved streets and picturesque white houses. The biggest villages are Glossa, Klima, Elios. From Glossa can be seen Skiathos and Pilio.
In antiquity the island was named Peparithos, by Dionysus and Ariadne’s son. First habitant of the island was the other son of Dionysus, Stafilus.
- The ruins of ancient Peparithos’ wall
- The church of Episkopi dated back to 17th century
- The Holy monastery of Evaggelistria (Daponte) with the wooden carved iconostasis and the icons dated back to 14th century
- The Holy monastery of Metamorfosis Sotiros
- The Holy Monastery of Timios Prodomos, founded in 1612, which has icons that dated since 16th century
- Glossa with the traditional color and the many chapels, like the one of Taxiarches, at an altitude of 300m with amazing view, the church of Ai Giannis at Kastri, built on the top of a rock at 100 meters’ high.
- The picturesque lighthouse at the edge of the island near to Loutraki
- Skopelos’ Photographic center
- The carved tombs dated back to the Roman era at Sentoukia
- The archaeological site of Asklipieio (4th century B.C.)
Agnontas, Stafilos, Panormos, Elios, Milia