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Skopelos - Chora of Skopelos Chora of Skopelos
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Skopelos - Beaches of Skopelos Beaches of Skopelos
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Skopelos - Food in Skopelos Food in Skopelos
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Skopelos - Churches and Monasteries of Skopelos Churches and Monasteries of Skopelos
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Skopelos - Glossa & Loutraki Glossa & Loutraki
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Skopelos - Asklepion of Ancient Peparithos Asklepion of Ancient Peparithos
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Skopelos - Folklore Museum of Skopelos Folklore Museum of Skopelos
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Skopelos - Church of Agios Ioannis Kastri Church of Agios Ioannis Kastri
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Population: 4.960
Description: Covered by dense forests up to 80% of the area, Skopelos is considered the greenest island in the Aegean. She became known throughout the world in 2008 from the film "Mamma mia!", Where raised beaches and beauties. The oldest traces of life on the island date back to the 16th century BC, with Minoan civilization being present at Stafylos, while in the following centuries there are some historical evidence. At the beginning of the 5th century BC the island flourished with Peparithos, a powerful city-state, thanks to the wine trade. In the centuries that followed Skopelos was a base of pirates and exile convicts. In 1204 it was conquered by the Venetians was ruled by the House of Gkizi until 1538, which was conquered by Barbarossa and starts the Ottoman domination. During this period Skopelos experienced major economic boom, as the Ottoman government was quite tolerant. The islanders took part in the Revolution of 1821 and the island received many refugees from Macedonia, Thessaly and Euboea, and in 1829 joined the independent Greek state. The naval shipbuilding tradition and art have played a very important role in the economic, and cultural development of the island, since the local sailors brought to the island ideas and objects from distant cultures, thereby opening a window to the world. Today Skopelos is less cosmopolitan than Skiathos, but has retained much of its traditional character, which combined with its natural beauty to make a unique destination, especially for those who love quiet holidays. Access to the island is very easy, from the port of Volos, from the port of Agios Konstantinos Fthiotidas and at times from the port of Thessaloniki.

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