As well as an estimated 360-plus churches, some concealed a good few hours hike or festival procession into the wilds, Skopelos can also boast a wealth of splendid monastic buildings, including the Evangelismos (Annunciation), just one of three Byzantine monasteries overlooking the town.


Bronze Age and Roman sites and even the foundations of Staphylos’s Peparethos can be seen at Stafilos, Loutraki and Sendoukia, their histories recorded in the small folk museums in Skopelos and Glossa.