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Quick Facts: Skopelos
Pronunciation Sko-Pell-Lhos
Transportation Ferry and Hydrofoil
Main Attractions Excellent beaches, walking, Museum of Folk Art
Food Good quality eateries
Accommodations Many good hotels

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Skopelos Greek Island Skopelos has 96 sq. km of land mass and 67 km of coastline. It is 41 nautical miles from Evia and has a population of about 6,000. This is a wonderfully beautiful island and very green. It is far less commercial than Skiathos and has many beaches, some sandy, some pebbled.

Skopelos has avoided the cash-in-quick pitfalls of some of its close neighbors and is favored by discerning travellers because of its fragrant pine forests, lovely beaches, and two charming towns.

Island Features

Skopelos Greek IslandYou can take a night fishing excursion, a round-the-island sail in an old wooden schooner, a diving trip, watch a herd of wild goats, or walk amid the olive groves on Skopelos.

There is an abundance of local produce as the island is mainly comprised of fertile plains.

There is a nightclub scene if you want it but it's easy to avoid if you don't. Skopelos Town skirts a semicircular bay with an old and a new quay. Most ferries and hydrofoils land at the new quay. Near the new quay, you'll find shops, cafes, and the bus stop.

Beaches are pebbled, and mostly along the southwest and west coasts, where it's more sheltered. There are no campsites on the island.

The island's interior is dotted with traditional stone farmhouses, many of which are still occupied. Others are used only during harvest time or on celebratory days. The distinctive outdoor prune ovens usually can be seen at these farmhouses. These houses offer a glimpse into the rural lifestyle that has all but disappeared in modern Greece islands.

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