Skopelos, one of my favorite islands in Greece, situated between other two pearls of Greek islands, Skiathos and Alonissos, Skopelos is the third, actually the middle one, of the Northern Sporades island group. Only reachable by sea, the island has quite small, with an area of 96 square kilometers and it's one of the most greenest and beautiful island I've ever seen.
Skopelos is still quite underdeveloped and I think that his glory days are yet to come. Right now the island is most popular as the destination where the famous movie Mamma Mia (which had a sequel-prequel last year) was shot.
As I mentioned the island is still not that well developed and doesn't offer many things to do there are several which are a must upon your visit. Just sit back, relax and enjoy reading!
Mamma Mia church - the most significant landmark of Skopelos island, situated on 25 kilometers from Skopelos town, or about an hour drive. A must visit signseign and when you reach there make sure to climb all of the stairs to the hill where the church of Agios Ioannis Kastri is located. Amazing landscape will be revealed before your eyes. Since the church is on the east side of the the island you won't be able to enjoy sunsets so make sure you visit it before late afternoon, so you can have a proper lighting in case you want to take some shots.
Mamma Mia beach - after you're done with the church, the beach is located right below it, there is no way you can miss it. It's has a quite small beach line with no sunbeds or umbrellas, so make sure you have towels. The beach of Mamma Mia is my favorite from all of Skopelos beaches because of its rocky nature, don't understand me wrong, there are places where you can put your towel and take a rest, but there are lots of big, huge if can say rock in the water, making it a picture perfect location, not to mention on the yachts that are resting in the bay.
Walks in the town of Skopelos - the small town of Skopelos is one of the most picturesque places I've ever seen. Very similar to the more commercial island of Santorini and Mykonos and as much as romantic as well, Skopelos offers the same streets with small white houses and blue windows and many, many flowers on every porch. It's not that illuminated by night as the other islands I mentioned above, which can be considered as con, but there is this huge pro, where you don't the crowded streets as well, thus taking a perfect shot for you instagram is easy, or if you're not into that you'll just enjoy the views without someone taking their turn to take some photos.
Explore Amarandos Cape - last, but not least on my list is to visit the Amarados cape near the village if Agnontas in the southern part of the island. The crystal clear and turquoise water makes it a perfect location if you into snorkeling. Easy to reach by car, quad or whatever you've rented, Amarados is a perfect place to spend the day. After snorkeling you can sit on the port at one the few restaurants and enjoy fresh seafood while staring into the blue waters.
Skopelos is one of those places where I've left my heart and will for sure come back to one day, in fact, I have an agreement with my girlfriend to visit it yet again in the year of 2022, something we promised each other on our first visit there.