Skopelos is the greenest island in Greece. Half of its territory is covered with virgin pine forests. Its blue waters, golden coasts and its villages of traditional Pelion architecture create an impressive natural image.
The island became famous all over the world when Hollywood producers chose it to shoot the movie “Mamma Mia” since it is the favorite destination for tourists from all over the world who come in search of the beautiful landscapes they watched in the film.
Skopelos belongs to the group of the North Sporades Islands and has three main ports: Skopelos, Agnontas and Glossa.
Hora (Chora), on the north coast, is the capital of the island. Its ancient name was Peparithos, of the son of the god Dioniso and Ariadne, who was the first inhabitant of the island.
Chora is situated on a hill and extends around a castle. The medieval castle with its panoramic views of the Aegean Sea, stone houses, flowered courtyards, cobbled streets and a number of Byzantine churches, create a typical image of a Greek island.
Glossa, the second largest village on the island, is 25 km north of Chora. It is distinguished by its traditional character and the ruins of old towers and buildings that have been discovered by the area.
Palio Klima is a picturesque village near Glossa that suffered serious damage during the 1965 earthquake.
Neo Klima or Elios, located 18 km from Chora, below the forest of Vathias at an altitude of 688 m, is a new settlement that was built in 1981. It is very close to the beautiful beach of Hovolos.