By Sofia, May 24 2020 03:54PM
Skopeos (and 39 steps) is now ready to open for the season. If you are safe and intend to travel, then start planning your vacation by the sea on our beautiful island. Skopelos offers a great variety of fun and interest which, hopefully, will help to get you over the difficulties the world has been going through.
Photography, nature walks, cycling, dining out or picnics, sea sports, local history, local traditions, culture, monuments, intoxicating nature: all of this is here to enjoy and to take back home with you in memories.
I know many who come here enjoy walks, long or short. There are a number of marked trails, which you can follow, or you can be even more adventurous, discovering old paths which have faded away with disuse since mechanised transport became norm! With social distancing, cycling is now a fashionable sport even for the small children of our community.
In one of my earlier blogs, I mentioned Skopelos Cycling, a cycle-hire shop run by Panos and Manolis, both keen and experienced cyclists; Manolis cycled several times to Switzerland! They operate a cycling programme by which they introduce the visitor to the island on bicycles. I presume the water sports line of work; the SUP, stand-up-and-paddle, the diving, kayaking and others will not be left behind in getting their businesses started this season.
There is a lively bustle of activity at the water front right now as the tavernas and coffee shops, gift and craft shops prepare to open. The gourmets will be happy to learn that, among other favoured establishments the well-known Perivoli Garden restaurant in Skopelos town will open at the end of June. In their beautiful, already-full-of-blooms garden, the scent of the flowers mingle with the aromas of the herbs and vegetables grown exclusively for use in their kitchens.
If you are interested in history, culture, traditional lives of the islanders and landmarks in the island's history, then Skopelos is rich in these, although here, stunning nature is what dominates: our small island is a place of clean air and seas, beautiful beach coves, harbours, marine vistas as well as a mountainous interior terrain, valleys and far away mirage of coastlines and islands. It is an island of natural beauty and health.
Come and see for yourself and Stay safe!