Centre of Skopelos: In the beautiful centre of Scopelos it is worth
On Skopelos you will find some of the most beautiful beaches in the Greek Aegean Sea. They are all famous for their crystal clear waters as well as they are surrounded by inumerous pin trees. We wouldn' t exaggerate if we said that on some of them the pin trees approach the water.
If you reach Skopelos by yacht or hire a boat you will have the chance to swim in splendid isolated beaches, while by car, motorbike or bus you will be found on the endless beach of Milia, the small Adrines, the unique Kastani, on Panormos, Hovolo, Limnonari, Stafilo and Velanio which is one of the most superb beaches of the island which always attract the most fanatic nudists and those who can tolerate walking.
Before reaching Glossa on your right there is a way leading to the small church of Sain John of Castri. This tiny church is set on the top of a rock of about 100m hight. You can get to the top going up 106 steps on the rock. From there the view to the see is magnificent. The small, isolated beaches with the crystal clear waters add more beauty to the place.
The whole island is covered with pin trees which makes the way from the centre of Skopelos to Loutraki - following the basic way, 37 km in length, an unforgettable experience for all the senses, as the visitor has the possibility not only to admire the lush nature of Skopelos but the beaches which in majority are found in the south part of the island as well.
The Asklipiio of Skopelos is considered to be the most ancient area of the Aegian sea. Excavations have brought to light amphorae, red-fighered attica clay, parts of statues and coins, dating the temple back to the 4th centure until Hellenistic period. At the archeological site one can find a kiosk with a small number of archeological findings to admire.
On Skopelos there is a number of worth seeing monasteries found in particular places. Around the centre, there are about 15 churches and monasteries and all over the island the number goes up to 40. Most of them are located on the north part of the highland of palouki. Those worth visiting are " Moni Euagelistrias", "Moni Metamorfoseos Sotiros", "Moni Zoodohou Pigis", Moni of Saint Barbara, Moni Timiou Prodromou as well as the church of Saint Regino who is the protector of Skopelos.