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ABOUT Skopelos , Sporades

Skopelosone of the greenest islands in Greece since the majority is covered by virgin pine forest. The beauty is not left untouched even his Hollywood producers chose to return here the movie “Mamma Mia”, thus making the island a renowned tourist destination in the world!sk2

 

History

Skopelos has been inhabited since the Neolithic Age. According to legend, founded by Stafilos, son of Dionysus and Ariadne, who gave her name Peparithos. The name of Stafylos has taken the modern village located within walking distance from the country and the beach, where in 1936 unearthed archaeological finds of the Minoan Age. Among the first to colonize the island believed to be Cretans explorers who introduced viticulture in Skopelos and other crops.     In the course of centuries, Skopelos inhabited by Macedonians, Romans, Byzantines, Venetians and Ottomans, until the proclamation of the First Greek Republic 1832. In World War II it was occupied by the forces of German axis while in 1944 joined the administrative area of ​​Magnesia Thessaly apartment. Skopelos kept alive numerous customs and traditions, and the structure of society could be described matriarchal. The population of not more than five thousand in total.       Thanks to its architecture, with tall and narrow stone houses, wooden balconies and the rooftops of Pelion plate, the town of Skopelos was declared in 1978 a traditional settlement. The island has more than 300 Byzantine churches.

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The parties can visit the island of Skopelos are countless: Traditional officially classified as preserved settlement of Chora of the island with its numerous churches and wonderful religious monuments. The tour in the crystal narrow streets of the country is a unique experience. Even in the capital of the island, the Venetian Castle Gizi of the old Diocese, the Folklore Museum, the Ancient Asklepion in Ampeliki, the home of writer Paul Nirvana.

 

Food – Wine – Tastessk1

Skopelos island is known for its unique cuisine with seafood and its sweets. There are plenty of opportunities in Skopelos to eat out as there are plenty of beach bars, restaurants and the ever ubiquitous taverna all available throughout the island.
Local produce, such as fish, olives, figs, and honey all feature prominently on the menus along with traditional Greek favourites such as Feta cheese. Also, As the island has several vineyards, local wine is also widely available alongside wines from other parts of the world.

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