Monthly Archives: August 2015

Koukounaries

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August 2015 –  Skiathos, Greece

Photo taken by Vasiliki Papacharalambous

The busiest member of the Sporades group Skiathos, the most cosmopolitan island in the Northern Sporades, is truly a paradise on earth, with lush pine forests and crystal-clear azure waters.

Despite the rapid growth in tourism here in recent decades, the island is still picturesque and unspoilt and blessed with more than 60 beautifully clean beaches. The most famous is Koukounariés, which has been declared the third most beautiful beach in the Mediterranean.

When you add in its bustling nightlife, it is only natural that the island attracts thousands of young visitors every year… and even more Cypriots!!! 

Skopelos

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August 2015 – Skopelos, Greece

Photo taken by Vasiliki Papacharalambous

Skopelos was founded by Staphylos,  one of the sons of the god Dionysos and the princess Ariadne of Crete.

The beauty of the bays, natural harbors and cliffs that steeply fall into the sea in the greatest part of the coast is breathtaking.

Skopelos and its neighbour Skiathos were the filming locations of the 2008 film Mamma Mia. The wedding procession was filmed at the Agios Ioannis Chapel near Glossa while “Does Your Mother Know” was performed at the amazing beach of Kastani Bay.