This very British-sounding combination in fact finds a mirror in two of the island’s specialities, bread-making and fruit preserves.

 

Although wheat has never played a part in the island’s agriculture, and its last miller, in Palio Klima, retired some years ago, Skopelos produces a wide range of local breads that can compare even to those of a wheat-growing island such as Lefkada. Skopelos Town alone has six bakers, and islanders are proud home breadmakers.

 

They apply similar skills to their ways with its abundance of fruits, in preserves and other, more potent, fruit products.