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Skopelos (Greek: Σκόπελος) is the largest of the Northern Sporades islands. It is situated east of Mount Pelion and Skiathos and north of Evia. Skopelos is the greenest island in Greece, more than half covered by a virgin pine forest. The lush emerald forest and deep-blue sea and sky combine to create an unrivalled natural beauty and ecological balance that has survived for nearly 4000 years. In 1997, the International Organisation of Bio-politics officially proclaimed it "Green and Blue Island". Similarly, the town of Skopelos was honoured as a traditional settlement of outstanding beauty by Greek presidential decree in 1978.

There are plenty of sights in Skopelos, and you need several days to see them all. There is the colourful main town of Skopelos, a unique place to enjoy walks through its charming maze of narrow streets; or enjoy a drink followed by a delicious meal at one of the many cafe-bars and restaurants lining the waterfront. You can visit the Byzantine and other historical sites and monuments, such as the pirates' graves at Sedoukia and the tomb of the mythical King Staphylos. You can, of course, admire the unique landscape - Skopelos' mountains with their many wells and pine trees, the picturesque bays and the wonderful beaches with their clear waters. The latter include some of the most beautiful in the Aegean: Staphylos, Velanio, Agnondas, Limnonari, Panormos, Adrines, Milia, Kastani, Elios, Hovolo, Armenopetra, Kalives, Glyfoneri, Glysteri, Perivoliou, Keramoto, Chondrogiorgos. The film "Mamma Mia!" was mainly filmed on Skopelos.

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