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Agios Ioannis Sto Kastri, Skopelos
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Relax on a picturesque beach and visit a charming church at Agios Ioannis Sto Kastri. 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. Make Agios Ioannis Sto Kastri a centerpiece of your Skopelos vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Skopelos trip itinerary builder.
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  • A beautiful place to which leads quite Crete road) to get to the top, where there is a tiny church you have to climb after a significant number of steps:) With mountains views:)
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  • Graphic part. Difficult to reach but worth it. Very nice view. The stairs are not too difficult to climb. Just don't go noon because the bars will burn and will be under the Sun.
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  • Beautiful spot. Beautiful route to drive. Go early because the craziness of Skiathos comes around 11 am and then you can walk over the heads. The Church is small and is not the one in the film is used. But if you see it lying on the rock than doing it something with you.
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