Going back to Mythology and prehistoric times, Skopelos’ history and is rich, important and interesting. Most sites of the island refer to mythic or historic persons and events.
The mythic king Staphylos, the ancient name of the island “Peparethos”, the name “Skopelos”, first appearing on the maps of Ptolemy, and keeping on up to now, the local traditions, the ruined memories of the remote past, the hundreds of smaller or bigger, old or new curches, the fine mansions and the small white-washed house, all of them blended with legend and history, create the image and the sense of the village and of the entire island.
The first and most interesting sightseeing of the island is the capital village of the island. Since 1978 it has been declared a listed settlement. Tiny houses, side-by-side one another high on the rocky hill, surround the castle, worthy a visit. Hidden in the narrow winding lanes you will find tiny churches, clean and well cared by the worshipers. Lots of small flowers, along with the bougainvilleas in blossom, create a nice contrast to the traditional brown and beige color of the doors and windows of the houses.
And, of course, there is the most beautiful and generous sightseeing, given for free to everyone: the unique view. View to the sea, to the woods, to the scenic settlements, to the rocks and the beaches, to the monuments of man and of nature. And above all, the superb spectacle: the sunset. The sunset of Skopelos. The sunset of your heart.
All beaches accessible by car or motorbike are found at short distance from Marigoula Village; so, you can choose any one that fits your criteria. The closest one is Staphylos, some 4 kilometers far from the hotel; more far away you will find Agnontas , with fish taverns by the sea, the beaches of Limnonari, Panormos, Andrines, Milia, the well organised beach of Kastani, scenery of the famous film “Mama Mia”; there are also the beaches of Hovolo, Glysteri and the secluded beach of Velanio, close to Staphylos (for naturists too), where you will arrive following a small path. It is worth mentioning that the majority of the beaches have both organized space and parts more quiet and sometimes secluded (usually at either end of the beach). Moreover, if you have a yatch you may access numerous beaches, otherwise inaccessible, where you will enjoy the unforgettable experience of swimming alone, in crystal clear turquoise sea, along the overgrown coast.
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