Skopelos island is the largest and greenest in the Sporades with lush pine-covered mountains sweeping down to sheltered beaches and coves. It is simply beautiful and traditionally Greek, one of the reasons why it was chosen as a location for the recent movie 'Mamma Mia'.
Seven white churches and white Pelion slate roofed houses cascade down the hillside from the ruins of the Venetian castle above. The old town is a maze of quaint cobbled streets and steps, with virtually a church on every corner – there are 125 in the town alone!
The bustling harbour front is very cosmopolitan with cafes, bars, and tavernas and a large selection of restaurants invite you to taste the traditional cuisine and local fish and produce.
Boat excursions depart from the waterfront for the neighbouring island of Alonissos, the 'deserted islands' further north and occasional trips around the coastline.