Made famous by Mamma Mia, the Greek Island of Skópelos may be a popular island for travel however, it is known for having a lower key and better taste than other more well known and popular Greek Islands.
Referred to as the greenest of the Greek Islands, much of the island of Skópelos is actually covered in old growth pine forest still today. Part of the Greek island group called the Sporades, it is famous for its history its natural beauty and for its wine. From stunning golden sand cove beaches to pine forests, olive groves, vines, castles, monasteries and more, take a closer look at this one of a kind destination for travel with Island Trader Vacations Reviews.
While the island has certainly gained in popularity in recent years since the film with some taking advantage of the name to offer “mamma mia” boat tours and the like, they are just s small taste of all that this wonderfully remote and exotic island has to offer. Monasteries, geologic features, ancient settlements, prune drying ovens, and quaint villages dot the landscape.
Hora is a must see destination for any visitor to Skópelos. Located in the west, Hora is picturesque to say the least. Architecture representative of the area and its culture, historic sites, fine taverns and plenty of tourist traps are never far here. Near to Hora you will find a number or popular historic and natural sites including historic monasteries as well as stunning beaches and hiking routes. Elsewhere on the island settlements including Glossa, Neo Klima and Palio Klima offer plenty to see and do including ruins, beaches, taverns and restaurants and other attractions as well.
Outside of the urban areas the island of Skópelos is home to a variety of flora and fauna including about 60 species of birds, and a variety of mammals, amphibians, reptiles and domestic animals as well. This part of the Northern Sporades is most well known as the primary breeding area for the endangered Mediterranean Monk Sea.
Whether you enjoy history and art or natural features such as mountains, forests and ocean views, this lush and beautiful island is a must see.
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