Skopelos is one of the islands of Northern Sporades, the most green island of Greece, with dense forests covering most of it and good tourist infrastructure, while preserving its traditional character.
The port of Skopelos connects the island by boat with Thessaloniki, Volos, Agios Konstantinos, Kymi and Mantoudi of Evia.
A rental car from Imperial Car Rental will be the perfect transport for your island tours.
In antiquity Skopelos was called Peparithos and was famous for its wine, Peparithios wine.
It was inhabited by Cretans, led by the son of god Dionysus and Ariadne, Staphylos, who gave the name of the brother of Peparithos to the island and has left until now the custom of wine drinkers for the construction of houses, temples and ships.
During Hellenistic times it was renamed to its present name, Skopelos.
In the 4th century, the bishop and saint patron saint of Skopelos, Saint Riginos, according to the myth, killed the Draconsthisthama Dragonfish, the dictator who struck the island for four hundred years.
During the Frankish period Skopelos belonged to the Venetian family Gizis.
It was ravaged by Barbarossa in 1538 and was enslaved by the Turks until 1830, when it joined the newly established state of Greece.
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The town of Skopelos is a preservable traditional settlement with characteristic architecture, a majestic view and beautiful cobbled streets in its picturesque alleys. Chora and the whole island are full of wonderful ecclesiastical monuments, numerous old traditional churches, chapels and monasteries.
In the capital of the island you will see the Venetian Castle of Gyzi, the old Episkopi, the Folklore Museum, the Ancient Asklepieion in Ambelia, the house of the writer Pavlos Nirvana, the chapel of Agios Ioannis with 112 stairs and a breathtaking view.
Buy unique gifts, black-figure pots, thumbnails of real ships, wrought knives, oil paintings, embroidery, from the traditional artists' workshops of the island that have worked for centuries clay, wood, glass, metal, fabric.
You will be impressed by the special choices and the special atmosphere and character in the cafes and bars.
Apart from Hora Skopelos, the Imperial Car Rental car gives you access to the other picturesque settlements of the island, Glossa, old Klima, Elios, the Mycenaean tomb in Stafylos, the Asclepieion in the east of Hora, near the sea.
Loutraki, the second port of Skopelos, built on the ruins of ancient Selinountas, owes its name to the Roman baths that functioned here.
Also interesting are the many monasteries of the island, built in the 16th and 17th centuries, such as Evangelistria, Sotira, Prodromos, Panagia Eliotissa, Taxiarches, Agia Varvara, Agia Anna.
Imperial Car Rental Rentals ensure your comfortable tour of the unique natural beauty of Skopelos with unique biodiversity, running waters and ravines, splendid forests, picturesque bays, endless beaches, idyllic landscapes, goats with goats, Mediterranean seals in the North Sporades Marine Park which make it a small paradise in the heart of Greece, more than just a tourist destination.
The beach of Glossas, Loutraki beach, Armenopetra, Neo Klima, Elia, Hovolos, Kastani, Milia, Adrini, picturesque Panormos with Panormos beach, Limnonari, Agnontas, Stafylos, Velanio, Glisteri, Vathia, Glyfoneri, Agios Ioannis in Kastri, Cave, Perivoli are some of the splendid green beaches you will remember forever.
It is worth visiting a daily boat trip to neighboring Alonissos, Patitiri, Alonnisos port, Kyra-Panagia islands with the Byzantine monastery, Jura, Psathoura and Blue Cave with stalactites.
Your holidays in Skopelos will be indelibly marked in your memory as one of your finest trips, thanks to the convenient transportation offered by the Imperial Car Rental car rental service.