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Archaeological sites, classical antiquity, roman history, byzantine history, medieval history, venetian, etc.
Museums, archaeological museums, byzantine museums, history museums, galleries, folklore museums, coin museums, maritime museums, war museums, etc.
Monasteries, nunneries, places of worship, etc.
According to mythology, the first settler of Skopelos was Peparithos, from whom the island got its ancient name. From other sources we are informed that it was inhabited around the 15th century BC by Cretan settlers, who arrived on the island from Knossos, led by the brother of Peparithos, Staphylos, son of the god Dionysus and Ariadne. The Cretans introduced …
CUSTOMS 1st of SEPTEMBER or "PROTOTRYITIA" September 1, in Skopelos, was considered the first day of the year. After all, it is the ecclesiastical "New Year". It was also called "Prototryitia" or "Prototrygitia" because on that day the harvest began. The housewife either leaves a glass of water outside the house from the night before or goes to the tap …
HIKING ROUTES In addition to the beautiful beaches with crystal clear waters, the island of Skopelos is famous for its wonderful nature. For those interested in exploring the surrounding area, we recommend some great hiking trails. Skopelos - Stafylos - Valanio Beach (old road) Duration: 1 hour and 10 minutes Distance: 5km. Starting from the town of Skopelos, you walk …
Sea & Mountain
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