Folklore Museum


Occupying a restored 18th-century mansion, this handsome museum features a Skopelean wedding room, complete with traditional costumes and bridal bed, as well as collections of embroidery, woodcarving and other local crafts. It's just inland from the mid-waterfront and signposted.

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2. Kastro


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3. Moni Evangelistrias

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7. Limnonari Beach

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Pleasingly sheltered and sandy white Limnonari, 8km southwest of Skopelos Town and 1.5km northwest of Agnontas, is graced by a couple of summer tavernas,…

8. Stafylos Beach

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