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Skopelos is a Greek island in the western Aegean sea. Skopelos is one of several Greek islands which comprise the Northern Sporades island group. The island is located east of mainland Greece. Skopelos is also the name of the main port and the municipal centre of the island. The other communities of the island are Glossa and Neo Klima (Elios). The geography of Skopelos includes two mountains over 500 meters; Delphi (681 m) in the center of the island, and Palouki (546 m) in the southeast. With an area of 96 square kilometers. Skopelos is slightly larger than Mykonos (85 km2) and Santorini (73 km2). The nearest inhabited islands are Skiathos to the west and Alonissos to the east.

Skopelos has gained a great deal of interest as it features as one of the locations used in the motion picture musical 'MamaMia!', starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan released in 2008.[ Mamma Mia! - The Movie ]

After seeing “Mamma Mia!”, you will have seen the wedding, which takes place in the spectacular Agios Ioannis church, situated 329-feet high on a sea rock that juts out over the Aegean Sea. The church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist, and is one of over 350 on the island of Skopelos. Part of the Church was damaged by the 1967 earthquake, but it has now been reconstructed. There are over 100 steps carved into the rock which lead up to to the chapel.

Skopelos in the news:

'Mamma Mia island' bucks tourism trend [CLICK FOR VIDEO]
Many holiday destinations in Greece are struggling because of the international financial crisis.
But one island is reporting its best season in years, thanks to what has become known as the Mamma Mia effect - Skopelos is where most of the smash hit movie was filmed.

MAMA MIA! - Movie Trailer:

Hotels and accommodation in Skopelos, Greece

Skopelos does NOT have an airport - so for access from the UK most travellers fly to nearby Skiathos Airport, Skiathos International (JSI), then take the Ferry or Hydrofoil, 'Flying Dolphin' to the island.

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Map of the Sporades, Greek islands showing the location of the island of Skopelos, Greece.

VR Skopelos - visitors since 011208 to the virtual tour of Skopelos, Greece
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