Monday, 19 August 2013

The Greek island of Skopelos
The Greek island of Skopelos
It is known that Skopelos could be the greenest of all several islands of Greece as soon as you have spent some time checking out this enchanting place it is a hard claim to reject. With five million pines, fifty thousand olive trees and simply five thousand residents it is a place where the natural world dominates and the heat of the beaches is bordered by the cool of the woods.

Additionally, there are many broad leaf trees to be noticed with nice chestnuts, walnuts and oak trees and Skopelos has become famous for the output of plums which are dried in the many plum ovens that creates one of the many architectural features seen through Skopelos.

The two towns of the island - Skopelos and Glossa - are also of great charm their gorgeous houses with tiled roofs, colorful shutters and balconies overhanging narrow alleyways winding up the hills they are positioned on creating a charming but real environment in which to have a residence. Skopelos town is the capital of the island and has all the contemporary services you could possibly require but walking around up from the mulberry tree lined harbour front, through the myriad of lanes, passed the countless small churches, to the medieval castle you could be in any of the past few centuries.

Skopelos is a generally unspoilt island, which has avoided the forces of mass tourism but has a good mix of overseas travellers and inhabitants with Greek visitors and the local population.

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