By Sofia, Sep 19 2017 05:24PM
Guest blog by Sappho Lauder and Simon Elton
Looking back on our time on Skopelos, what has struck us most is the warmth and generosity of the locals who have welcomed us with open arms. There's Sofie who has given up her time to show us some of the hidden secrets of the island
Our host, Elena, has given us delicious pots of homemade orange marmalade and plum jam, as well as an abundance of fruit and vegetables from her garden, and fresh eggs "για το μωρό", from the farmer next door.
Filios, from the incredible Rosemary cafe, always has time to stop and chat to us - and squeeze Raphael's cheeks - while his mother cooks up a storm in kitchen, including some of the best pies on the island!
Florian from the amazing Linarakia taverna in Panormos remembered us from when we got married on Skopelos two years ago and was so excited to see us return with our son! He always ensures there's a table for us, and goes out of his way to try and secure us sun beds in the shade.
Even the bakery, fruit and veg shop and butchers in town have made us feel incredibly welcome, and at home, by offering Raphael free bananas, knowing our regular coffee orders and helping out with our Greek when we get stuck!
We hope that when (because it will be a "when") we return to Skopelos we get to know even more of this beautiful island and the people who live, work and call Skopelos their home.