Archaeological sites – Monuments
History, legends, folklore, and ancient myths leave a trail from the past into the present…Are you going to follow it? Archeological sites of the island will stand by your side as useful companions on your trip.
Many monuments such as the ancient rock cut graves in Sentoukia (“Treasure Chests”); the tomb of Prince Staphylus containing his famous sword in the bay of Staphylos; and the ancient sanctuary “Asclepieion” in the region of Ambeliki will take you back in time.
The citadel walls of the ancient city of Panormos at the namesake bay, the old farmhouses called Pyrgi (“Towers”), and the ruins of the Roman baths in Loutraki have their own story to share with you.
Moving through the centuries, the 13th-century Venetian Castle of the Gyzi family, built at the highest point of the city, offers us a “taste” of Byzantium and the Middle Ages. You can find more than 20 ancient chapels adorned with frescoes and pebbled floors surrounding the Castle, while another equally important Venetian monument is the Diocese (Episkopi) of Skopelos.
And the journey continues, as pieces of Skopelos’ rich history “ “find refuge” in various parts of the island…