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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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  • We visited in December and walked from Glossa which took 2 hours each way. By 2pm the beaches were shady but the rock with the church were beautiful and we had the whole place to ourselves. A lovely q...  more »
  • Not the best idea to do this in flip flops like I did, if my greek friend who is a local and used to the climb would have told me how steep it was I would have prepared. If you have a fear of heights ...  more »
  • The best part of our trip to Skopelos was our visit to this small and so special Chapel. It is one of the points of interest that make you want to visit a place. When he sees someone loses his words from the beauty of the landscape. I think the pictures that pulled speak for themselves ... It is one of the places anyone seen during his lifetime. Best time to go is in the afternoon heat has fallen because the climb is difficult with the Sun!
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