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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  • If you are in Skepelos or Skiathos this is a must see!! You can get there by car, or tour. If you don’t have either one take the bus to Glossa and a taxi will take you there. Take a water bottle with ...  more »
  • Great experience in a charming area of Skopelos Island, to reach the Church and the beach you must travel a winding road that's worth it. Do not recommend to reach the area with a sightseeing trip as the beauty of this place is a must try in relax with few people except in solitude. Besides the fact that the ferries dock right on the beach making it impossible to visit for those who arrive by boat, creating an impressive crowds. Spectacular staircase to reach the Church! Bring a pair of sneakers!
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  • Pay 5 euros for a pitch (two loungers plus brolly) and order drinks/snacks from the kiosk at the top of the hill. Parking can be a problem due to the visitors to the monastery on the top (those cursed...  more »

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As one of the largest and most popular of the Sporades islands, Skopelos offers arguably the greatest variety of accommodations in the archipelago. You can choose from affordable rooms in the island's eponymous capital or the surrounding hills, or adjacent to one of the beaches. The capital city's hotels offer rooms ranging from basic to luxurious and keep you close to good shopping and dining options. If you don't mind driving, explore the surrounding villages, where you can rent a single room or an entire villa from a local family.
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