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Agios Ioannis Beach, Skopelos

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Beach · Nature / Park
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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  • The beach is near the famous Mamma Mia Chapel so if you are visiting the Chapel, you can have check this beach out as well. It is only 200 metres walk from the Chapel, on a small pedestrian path...  more »
  • fantastic view, prefer to visit early in the morning or late in the evening, have a bottle of water with you  more »
  • An Amazing, breathtaking and iconic place. The day we visited the place it was cloudy and windy. The big waves only made the rock even more magical.  more »
  • The chapel of St John is beautiful. The beach itself is nice if a little wild and can be wavy. Still it was pretty uncrowded until a giant boat full of tourists literally beached itself and then proceeded to gas us with awful diesel fumes. That killed it somewhat.
  • The beach itself is fine but nowhere says that the sunbeds have a price and a lady come after we stayed for 2 hours and prepared to leave to tell us that we have to pay 7 euro. Should come at begining and let us to choose not after we stayed already. She started to yell to us to go in our country and other ugly words. For the staff 1 star.
  • Excellent location for evening choice. You can find on the top hill a small Chapel Agios Ioannis for panoramic views.
  • Just a perfectly clean water....jump in and cool down...
  • I was thinking to give 4 stars because don't have a shower place after swimming. But in the end, it doesn't mean so much, you have to enjoy sea.

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