The Old Olive Mill
By Sofia, Nov 24 2019 10:53AM
Skopelos' Old Olive Mill, with its outbuildings and outdoor space, is a lively and popular location for people of all ages and nationalities to meet and share time in beautiful surroundings with friends while they sip coffee or drinks and discuss local politics or social events.
It was not always like this. When the Old Olive Mill (together with the Orpheus Cinema) was first built in the 1920's by the agricultural cooperative of the island as an olive oil mill, it was was a proud working community centerpiece. At that time, the location was on the edge of Skopelos Town but the growing town, together with relocation of the port and other important administrative buildings since then, has given the Old Oil Mill its new social role in the centre of the commercial side of the town.
It now provides a stylish and characterful leisure compound of restaurants, pizzeria, cafes, bars and a unique bicycle sporting outfit, unlike the mainly male dominated 'καφενέων' (coffee houses) elsewhere in Greece.
For some, this experience is an inseparable part of modern everyday life; spending time in the company of friends in the Old Olive Mill.