Glossa is the most striking town on Skopelos, sharing its architecture with the villages of the Pelion, but its views with no one, except perhaps Palio Klima: the breathtaking vistas of the Skopelos coastline, Skiathos and beyond can be seen from its restaurants, bars, squares and even streets. It is as old as Skopelos Town, but its history is overshadowed by ancient Selinous, which stood on a hill above its port, Loutraki, below.

 

Loutraki is the island’s second port and the first the visitor will encounter on a ferry from Skiathos. It has some of the finest tavernas on the island, a splendid Byzantine church and tower, and the remains of Roman-era Selinous, in the vestiges of Roman baths and other structures still visible along the shore.