Telegraph: Is Skopelos the perfect Greek island?

“Skopelos has nearly everything a visitor to Greece could ask for,” says the columnist.

In a feature article that praises the Greek island of Skopelos, Oliver Smith, a columnist of the British Telegraph newspaper, states that Skopelos has nearly everything a visitor to Greece could ask for, including “authentic hilltop towns, empty beaches, and characterful tavernas.”

In a feature article that praises the Greek island of Skopelos, Oliver Smith, a columnist of the British Telegraph newspaper, states that Skopelos has nearly everything a visitor to Greece could ask for, including “authentic hilltop towns, empty beaches, and characterful tavernas.”

Only ten years have passed since the popular Mama Mia! film was shot on Skopelos, and yet it is hard to believe that film had anything to do with this island, says the journalist, whose seven-day stay on Skopelos passed blissfully free of reminders of Meryl Streep and Abba!

“Far from becoming home to themed bars and overcrowded beaches, Skopelos has maintained a refreshing authenticity,” he says, adding that “for many visitors it epitomises the appeal of Greece as a holiday destination — unspoilt island life; unpretentious food and accommodation; quiet beaches; walks through green, mountainous interiors; and a complete removal from the stresses of modern life.”

The island has no airport, so the quickest way to get there by air is via neighbouring Skiathos. The hour-long ferry ride is very interesting as it skirts the island’s rocky and forbidding northern coastline before Skopelos Town comes into view, as unexpected as it is eye-catching, the article says.

“It is one of the most beautiful ports in the country, the archetypal hillside sprawl of dazzling white walls topped with terracotta tiles, with a ruined Venetian fortress overlooking, and dozens of chapels scattered within,” says Mr. Smith and goes on to describe his experience on the picturesque island.

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