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Monasteries in Skopelos

There are more than fifteen monasteries on Skopelos, but only four are inhabited. The most interesting ones are located in the mountains east of Skopelos Town. I think that the Nunnery of Evangelismou is the nicest, not least for the formidable views of Skopelos Town. In the same area lies Metamorphosis (Sotiras on the sign) and it is a monastery with a single monk. Continuing the road from Metamorphosis you come to Varvaras and Prodromou.


Sotiras Metamorphosis.. Skopelos.

Sotiras Metamorphosis Monastery.



Varvaras is no longer in operation, the municipality has bought the monastery, it was renovated in 1998 and is now operated as a museum. In the very beautiful monastery, you can buy local products such as spices and honey. The Nunnery of Prodromou is close to Varvaras. Both Varvaras and Prodromou are located extremely beautiful and worth visiting just for that reason.


Varvaras Monastery. Skopelos.

Varvaras Monastery.

The monasteries are generally open from 08:00-13:00 and 17:00-20:00. Remember that you must be properly dressed when visiting a Greek monastery: arms and legs must be covered.

Even if you are not normally interested in monasteries, I think you should go here, for if you do not fall head over heels for the beautiful buildings, you will surely do so for the beautiful scenery, and the stunning views of Skopelos Town.


View over Skopelos town.

The lovely view over Skopelos Town is worth the trip up to all the monasteries.


The island's most famous church, is of course Mamma Mia Church.


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