Monday, 8 August 2016

An Island in Greece - On the Shores of Skopelos


The old and well known book "Gates of the Wind" by Michael Carroll, retitled and with a different cover photo.

Paperback

Price: £10.99
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A great find for Grecophiles 
"I enjoyed this book. It's not a page-turner, but it's a lovely quiet read and has some invaluable descriptions of such things as olive-pressing and charcoal-burning; if you love Greece, or boats, you will find this book a great addition to your library. And it makes me want to visit Skopelos and Skiathos and the nearby islands to see how much have changed since this book was published in 1965." by JB

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Skopelos authentic wedding costume

The collection of Greek costumes, at the Benaki Museum in Athens, includes complete outfits from many different regions. Between them we spotted an authentic traditional wedding gown from the island of Skopelos.
The Benaki Museum ranks among the major institutions that have enriched the material assets of the Greek state. It is also the oldest museum in Greece operating as a Foundation under Private Law. Through its extensive collections that cover several different cultural fields and its more general range of activities serving more than one social need, the Benaki Museum is perhaps the sole instance of a complex structure within the broader network of museum foundations in Greece.

Sunday, 31 July 2016

NAUTILUS studios and apartments

Budget holidays close to Skopelos town.
For details, please visit their web site at: www.skopelostravel.net/nautilus/


Wednesday, 8 June 2016

The lighthouse on Psathoura Island



A 19th century monument


  • Type of construction : Circular
  • Year of construction : 1895
  • Height : 28.90 metres - Focus : 40
  • Coordinates : 39°N30, 24°E11
  • Signal : a white flash of 1 sec / 10 sec
  • Illumination Range : 17 nautical miles

The lighthouse was first operated in 1895 and is located on the North side of the uninhabited island of Psathoura, which is part of North Sporades chain. This impressive stone building is one of the tallest in the Aegean Sea and was constructed from 1893 to 1895 by Skopelite stone builders who used the local dark volcanic stones of the island.

The Psathoura lighthouse belongs to the Lighthouse Network of Magnesia consisting of five stone lighthouses; the lighthouse on Trikeri, the lighthouse of “Gourouni” on Skopelos, the lighthouse on Psathoura, the lighthouse "Argyronisiou" and the lighthouse of “Repi” on Skiathos.

In 2001 it was characterized as a monument for historic preservation by the Ministry of Culture.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Around Stafylos bay



It was a lovely day today, however not enough wind for sailing! 






Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Spring is here again !





with all its lovely flowers...


Throughout April and into May, spring flowers will be in bloom, brightening the whole island.