The most important and well-known archeological site on Skopelos island is Staphylos, located on a rocky peninsula that used to host a Mycenaean settlement.
The site’s significance is demonstrated through the archeological excavation conducted by Professor Nikolaos Platon, whose findings, including remnants of Mycenaean walls, reveal that the island was inhabited during the Mycenaean era.
Certainly, the most notable archeological discovery was an imposing sword with a forged, 32cm-long gold handle inside the tomb, which belonged to King Staphylus. This emblematic and unique sword is exhibited at the National Archeological Museum of Athens.
Behind Staphylos lies Velanio beach. Archeological excavations in the area revealed traces of a settlement during the Mycenaean era. It is worth noting that individual monuments are frequently discovered corroborating the Peparethian ancient societies’ productive activities.