The fact that Skopelos, an island in the Western portion of the Aegean Sea, remains an unspoiled gem is rather surprising because the film, Mama Mia!, which starred Meryl Streep, was filmed here. Sure, there are plenty of people journeying to the island for the sole purpose of reliving their favorite scenes. However, that’s not all it has to offer. This is one of Greece’s quintessential island paradises and a popular destination for travelers from all over the world who are in search of a classic Greek island experience.
There is also an air of mystery surrounding the island, particularly in how it got its beginnings. It was said that Skopelos was founded by Staphylos, the son of Dionysus (the God of wine) and Princess Adriadne from Crete. Because of who founded it, the island was always associated with it wine culture and has been since Ancient Greece. Today, visitors flock to the island to drink the wine, eat the food, and experience what this paradise has to offer. Here is some advice on what to do while visiting.
Skopelos island doesn’t have an airport so the only way to get to the island is by boat. The most common is by ferry. The island has two major ports – Skopelos and Loutraki. Ferries run daily with an increased schedule during peak tourist season. In Greece, ferries are a relaxing experience with great views of the islands.