Agios Ioannis Beach, Skopelos

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Relax on a picturesque beach and visit a charming church at Agios Ioannis Beach. The small seaside area, boasting soft sand and turquoise waters, is home to the impressive St. John on the Castle church, perched upon a craggy rock. Hike up the 110 narrow steps that lead to the church to be rewarded with superb coastal views. Movie buffs may recognize the building from scenes of the hit film "Mamma Mia." Step inside to admire elaborate icons and ancient holy objects. If possible, make your trip to the beach by boat to best appreciate its dramatic scenery. The walk up to the church involves some sheer drops and sections without a handrail which may not be suitable for those uncomfortable with heights. Using our international travel planner, Skopelos attractions like Agios Ioannis Beach can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This beach is located where the Church of the same name and where you were filmed a few scenes from the movie Mamma Mía. What is striking in this beach is the Church on top of a rock, is spectacular. We went by taxi from the village of Glossa (it cost 30 Euro full travel, i.e. one-way and return) because there was no space on the tours, there to take them or buy them several days earlier. The advantage of taking taxi is that enjoyed from more time in the place can be. Take into account that in this place there are no transport and only a small restaurant of bottled beverages and water.
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  • Beautiful little beach with the clearest waters I have ever seen. It does get busy with Mama Mia pilgrims, some boats strand themselves onto the beach. Not many facilities here and it is a bit of a cl...  more »
  • A gorgeous place and a must to see. We walked from Glossa to Agios Ioannis beach and climbed up to the chapel. It was a magnificent walk and only took us an hour and a half. The beach was clean and be...  more »
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