The town of Skopelos has been declared a traditional settlement. Arriving in Chora, feel free to wander and get lost in the narrow alleys and admire the houses and buildings with the characteristic island architecture.
There are many churches, chapels and monasteries in Skopelos. A well-known is Panagitsa of Pyrgos, located at the edge of the harbour. An imposing church that deserves your visit!
A little further you will find all that is left of the Venetian castle – built there since the 13th century – the view from there is stunning.
In the center of Chora is the Folklore Museum of Skopelos, which is housed in a traditional building, dating back to 1795.
While in Skopelos you also have to visit the chapel of Agios Giannis located in Kastri near Glossa. The chapel is built on the top of a rock of 100m height and to get there you have to climb some stairs, 112 more or less. Do not be fooled by that fact, the view there is enchanting and will surely compensate you! That chapel showed off in the movie “Mamma mia”, so if you have seen the movie, the place will look familiar to you!
A still remarkable monument is the Sentokia. These are tombs carved at the top of Mount Karya. The location is the tallest of the island and from there you can admire the other nearby islands like Alonissos and Skiathos.
Skopelos is famous for its beautiful beaches! All its beaches are bloated with dense vegetation, so you will feel like you are in paradise! Many of its beaches can be accessed only by sea. The only thing that is sure is this: Your beach experience will be taken from a fairytale – or in this case, a Hollywood movie!
The most famous is the Kastanis beach, where the film “Mamma mia” was shot. This beach connects with Milia, another beach with a bit of a narrow path, organized and easily accessible by car.
Another beautiful, sandy beach is Stafylos, access to which is by wheels. From this beach you can go to the Velanio beach, a quiet place with a rich, natural landscape and an official Nudist Beach.
Do not miss to visit Panormos beach, which as it is said by the locals, offers the best sunset on the island!