Glossa on Skopelos

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Glossa is located approximately 20 kilometres from Skopelos Town and is believed to have been inhabited since antiquity. The village is built amphitheatrically along a ridge that leads down to Loutraki. Parts of the village is car-free, the transports are many times made with donkeys. Visitors must kindly park outside the village, where the road turns down to Loutraki, which is the port of Glossa.

The town plan is Greek irrational and the architecture comes from plan 7B, applicable to all Greek mountain villages. If one stray away from the main street one are met by a confused heap of worn alleys and grassy steps that leads unruly little anywhere. The houses are very beautiful, many have colourful wooden balconies, just like in Skopelos Town.

One street is called Nirvana. One wonders about the choice of the name, do it comes from Buddhism where Nirvana stands for the highest goal of the religious quest, or from the American pop group with the same name? Hardly the latter. :-)

Glossa is a very nice acquaintance where the Greek everyday life comes first, and tourism in the tenth place. Taverna Agnanti is an exception, where style and class comes before the typical Greek. Despite the slightly more luxurious interior (not to be expected in Glossa), a visit to Taverna Agnanti is a must. The food is amazingly delicious, the service exemplary and the views over the sea adorably beautiful. The taverna is located on the main street, you can not miss it, signs are all around. If it is fully booked, you will find another taverna at the beginning of the village, and the views is almost as nice.

Glossa village. Skopelos.

One of the many stairs in Glossa.

Glossa. Taverna.

Taverna in Glossa.

Glossa. Skopelos.

Here you can see the whole Glossa. There are few accommodation options in Glossa so you will be directed to stay in Loutraki where there are more hotels and pensions. Book hotels in Loutraki here »

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