Attractions, Beaches & Things to Do on Skopelos
Port of Skopelos Town
Well-functioning main-port regularly connected with Skiathos, Alonnisos, Volos & Mantoudi, Evia and acquires more routes in the summer season.
Folklore Museum of Skopelos
Founded in 1992, after the building donation to the municipality, it includes artifacts that highlight the cultural richness of the island.
Chora of Skopelos
Main island settlement standing for its traditional architecture, the cobblestoned narrow streets, and the numerous churches and chapels.
Skopelos Cruises & Boat Tours
A daily trip to nearby islands, or chance to reach beaches and other secret spots where parts of the "Mamma Mia!" movie were shooted.
Skopelos Cheese Pie« Skopelitiki Tiropita »
Traditional deep-fried twisted cheese pie with hand-made phyllo dough.
Church of the Virgin Mary (Panagitsa Tower)
An island-trademark, the picturesque white chapel visible to each guest who enters the port.
Agia Varvara Monastery, Skopelos
The oldest monastery on the island, founded in 1648, has an exterior that resembles a medieval castle as well as a great view of the sea.
St. Riginou Monastery
Dedicated to the patron Saint of the island is situated to a beautiful spot, while it was founded in 1728 and rebuilt in 1960.
Timios Prodromos Monastery, Skopelos
Founded in 1612, it served as monk's monastery for almost 3 centuries, but since 1920 it is a nunnery.
Glystéri Beach, Skopelos
Picturesque & peaceful small-pebble beach at the north island coast, and a place that hosted many outdoor shootings of the movie "Mamma Mia".
Stafilos (Stafylos) Beach, Skopelos
Sandy & small pebble beach in a bay in the south of the island. It is surrounded by a pine forest, while it is organized and has a lifeguard.
Limnonari Beach, Skopelos
Organized white fine-sand beach located in a wind-protected bay with dense vegetation. The mainly calm waters are shallow and turquoise-colored.
Port of Agnontas, Skopelos
A port that is used as an alternative in case of bad weather and north winds that make the main port of Chora not reachable.
Panormos Beach, Skopelos
Located at a wind-protected bay of dense vegetation, it's a small pebble beach with medium-deep waters, beach bars, and a lifeguard.
Kastani (Mamma Mia) Beach, Skopelos
Exotic scenery of unique natural beauty that hosted the shootings of the "Mamma Mia!" movie.
Milia Beach, Skopelos
One of the most famous & organized beaches with small white pebbles, turquoise waters, green surroundings, and a magnificent sunset.
Hovolo Beach, Skopelos
Not organized & remote white sand & pebble beach surrounded by steep white cliffs. Difficult access through the water and slippery rocks.
Neo Klima (Elios), Skopelos
A relatively new coastal settlement dating from 1981, that is located approximately 24 kilometers away from the Chora of the island.
Chapel of Agios Ioannis of Kastri, Skopelos
100 m. above the sea, a small church where Sophie’s wedding in the “Mamma Mia!” movie took place.
Considered a refuge for monk seals (Monachus monachus) and dolphins & it's an exclusive destination for nature lovers and diving enthusiasts.
Port of Glossa, Skopelos« Loutraki »
Glossa village has second-largest island port, that gets a summer route to Agios Konstantinos & welcomes ferries which also reach Chora port.
Located on a slope at the northern-west part of the island, the picturesque Glossa is the second-largest settlement of Skopelos.
Questions & Answers about Skopelos
Why Visit Skopelos?
- Fusion of tradition, nature, gastronomy, and welcoming spirit.
- Its dense vegetation makes it the greenest island of the Aegean Sea.
- The biggest part of "Mamma Mia! The Movie" scenes were shooted on the island.
What is Skopelos, Greece?
Covered by dense forests up to 80% of its area, the Greek island of Skopelos is considered the greenest island in the Aegean. It became famous throughout the world in 2008 through the film "Mamma mia!", which showed everyone its beaches and beauties. Today Skopelos is less cosmopolitan than Skiathos, but has retained much of its traditional character, which is combined with its natural beauty. All this makes it a unique destination, especially for those who love quiet holidays. The access to the island is very easy, from the port of Volos, from the port of Agios Konstantinos Fthiotidas, and during the summer season from the port of Thessaloniki.
Which are the most important points of the history of Skopelos, Greece?
The oldest traces of life on the island of Skopelos date back to the 16th century BC, with Minoan civilization being present at Stafylos. 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 and it was ruled by the House of Gkizi until 1538. The raid of the pirate Barbarossa started the Ottoman domination. During this period Skopelos experienced major economic boom, as the Ottoman government was relatively tolerant. The islanders took part in the Revolution of 1821 and the island received many refugees from Macedonia, Thessaly, and Euboea, while in 1829, it joined the independent Greek state. The naval shipbuilding tradition and art 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.