Situated between Skiathos and Alonissos, Skopelos is so idyllic and picture-perfect that Hollywood chose it as a set for the famous movie "Mamma Mia." Since then, hundreds of movie fans climb every day the steps to the chapel of Agios Ioannis to experience themselves those beautiful cinematic moments.
According to Greek mythology, Skopelos was founded by Staphylos, son of the Greek god Dionysos, and in antiquity it was known as the island rich in grapes and wine. Today, Skopelos is known for its pine forests, olive groves, plum orchards and almond tree fields that reach down to white-pebble beaches and secluded coves. Skopelos Town, both romantic and elegant, is adorned with pink bougainvillea vines shading secluded alleyways that are home to shops, galleries, bars, and tavernas. Traditional villages and hundreds of picturesque chapels spot the island’s rugged landscape.
A laid-back island, rich in history and culture, Skopelos offers simple pleasures: world-class views, pine-scented sea breeze, and unpretentious accommodations overlooking the deep blue waters of the Aegean. The days here start with a leisurely stroll along the harbor to the Venetian castle and end late at night with live rebetika music near the hilltop.