Category Destinations, Sporades

This green island, with its tree-studded beaches and secluded bays, may be where Mamma Mia was filmed but it hasn’t let fame go to its head. If your holiday priorities are tranquillity, relaxation and natural beauty, then make your way to Skopelos in the Sporades. Layer upon layer of luscious shades of green make a stunning vista of pine trees stretching out to the seashore, where you’ll find hidden coves with fishing boats and winding paths leading through dense forests.

Banish any thoughts of timetables or deadlines and spend whole afternoons just wandering around the picturesque main town. Amidst the cluster of cobblestone streets are tiny chapels and neoclassical buildings. Art comes to life everywhere in Skopelos: in the hand-crafted vases and hand-painted plates and in the embroidery and miniature model boats. The star of the hit musical Mamma Mia, which gave the island its recent fame, will also be the star of your holiday.

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