Skopelos, N. Sporades

Skopelos island

Skopelos Island’s history, untouched natural environment, rich biodiversity, interesting geological structures and important cultural elements, in combination with warm hospitality, adequate infrastructures and qualitative diving services, is an ideal mix that offers memorable diving and crusing experiences.

Skopelos island is part of the Thessaly region and is located between the two islands of Skiathos and Alonissos. Skopelos has an area of 96 square kilometres (37 sq mi).  Skopelos (Chora), with its 3,027 inhabitants (also called skopelitans), is the main port and the municipal center of the island. It is situated in the bay on the northern coast. Glossa is the second biggest village on the island. The other settlements are Elios (Neo Klima), Staphylos, Loutraki, Palio Klima, Agnontas, Panormos. The length of the coastline of Skopelos is 67 km (42 mi). Skopelos has many beaches, some of which are accessible only by boat, along white limestone cliffs and under dense forest and thus deserves its nickname of the “green on blue” island. Among these beaches are: Staphylos, Velanio, Amarantos, Limnonari, Panormos, Adrines, Milia, Kastani, Elios, Hovolo, Armenopetra, Glyfoneri, Glysteri, Perivoliou, Keramoto, Chondrogiorgos.

Outdoor activities in Skopelos

 

Northern Sporades islands

The complex of Northern Sporades islands is a safe and full of hidden beauties, locations ready to be discovered.
The legend says that Sporades were created from the wild battle of two titans, the Otou and Ephialtes. The conflict developed into a stone throwing and the Giants cut huge pieces of land and hurled against each other. Some of these pieces of land fell in the Aegean Sea.
One of the greatest sailing destinations in Greece are Northern Sporades, located in north Aegean sea, a cluster of many small and a few bigger islands, the four most important are: Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos and Skyros. They have enough plantation, mainly pine forests, and the nature is similar to a close famous mount named Pelio, known as the mountain of Centaurs.

 

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