Agnontas is a small village with a port about eight kilometres from Skopolos town. The port provides an alternative docking place to the main Skopolos harbour if weather is bad. The harbour is naturally protected from bad weather making it a preferred port for fisherman whose catch can be seen in the water front tavernas.Continue reading “Agnontas port”
Skopolos has enchanting little beaches and coves around every bend and corner and the tiny Glifoneri beach is no exception. The tiny little cove is at the bottom of a steep hill, with a handful of houses.
Glysteri is a stunning spot for a swim and as it’s early we have the place to ourselves for a while! A rocky peninsula leads to a sheltered bay with a pebbled beach backed by white hills and green trees. One of the few northern beaches of Skopelos, Glysteri is located in a small coveContinue reading “Glysteri beach”
Milia is another extremely beautiful beach with glimmering white sand and turquoise waters, ideal for swimming and diving. The long, white sandy shore stretches for nearly a km alongside the enchanting landscape. We end our beach day where we started it at beautiful Panormos beach.
A flying visit next to the Mamma Mia beach – Paralia Kastani. One of the sandiest beaches on Skopolos (as most are shingle or pebble) this crescent of sand had a starring role in the Mamma Mia hit film. Verdant green pine forests tumble down almost to the water while crystal clear waters lap theContinue reading “Paralia Kastani”
Glossa is the second largest village on Skopolos after Skopolos town itself – but don’t expect a bustling metropolis! Glossa has great views out over Skopolos and is known as the Balcony of the Aegean. Built about 300 metres above Loutraki Port, this is a sleepy little hamlet set around a small village square. There’sContinue reading “Glossa”
Mamma Mia we’re in for a climb with the next sight seeing stop . . . we’re heading to the tiny chapel of Agios Ioannis Kastri. Made famous for being the little church in the Abba inspired film Mamma Mia – it’s where the high octane matriarch Donna (played by the ever marvellous Meryl Streep)Continue reading “Agios Ioannis Kastri”
Panormos Beach is a wonderful sweep of pebbles leading into perfect waters. The term Panormos is ancient Greek, and was mentioned by Homer, meaning “sheltered harbor” or “sheltered moorage The large, bowl shaped bay consists of a long, fine pebbled beach, lots of small coves.
We’ve spent seven days on Skiathos so we’re now on the move to the next smaller island of Skopolos. The islands are well served by regular ferries so we’re onboard and off!
As with all Greek Islands, Skiathos has a lovely old capital town (chora) full of maze like alleys, colourful flowers and a plethora of cafes, shops and eateries. The harbour has a view of the Bourtzi fortress and an attractive tumble of white washed houses. We meander upwards to discover where the locals live asContinue reading “Skiathos town”