Skopelos is a spectacularly beautiful island and the villa is in a stunning location
Across the island there are a variety of local amenities and tavernas offering traditional Greek fare. However, for a wider variety a visit to Skopelos Town should not be missed. The harbour is the hub of Skopelos Town; here, you can enjoy one of the mouth watering traditional dishes accompanied by a glass of chilled Retsina in one of the many waterfront cafes, bars and tavernas.
This mountainous island offers many natural ravines, gorges and miles of old mule tracks winding across the island for walkers to explore and admire. You can join an organised walk to go bird or butterfly watching or explore the beautiful countryside with a picnic. The narrow streets of the old town are well worth a visit, and an organised walk can be taken. The pathways and stairs are quite steep but the magnificent views make the effort worthwhile!
The beaches are a must – choose from sand, shingle or sheltered pebble coves. Whichever you choose, the crystal clear water lapping the shore will appeal to swimmers, snorkellers and divers alike. Boat trips are available from many bays and should you wish, inter-island ferries let you explore the nearby islands.
Steeped in history, everywhere you turn in Skopelos there is a reminder of the rich culture of Greece. There are ruins in Glossa dating from 400 BC and ancient walls from the Byzantine time. Skopelos Town itself is built at the foot of a Venetian Castle, whilst at Cape Gourouni the northern most point of the island, the monastery of the Aghios Taxiarchos, can be found. Built on the ruins of a 7th century Byzantine church and featuring a working lighthouse, with spectacular views.