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. Using our international travel planner, Skopelos attractions like Agios Ioannis Sto Kastri can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Very excellent service location but wants "pneymonia" climb. The beach near, from the best of the island. Well difficult path to reach by car, wants patience, as well as a lack of parking!!! worth a visit.
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  • Like who will enjoy the climb and the views, then you can go also Baden but the beach is very small and is without an umbrella man then kicked if you would like to stay longer and everything is already occupied.
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  • Small lovely beach ideal in the morning. Unfortunately we went in the afternoon and the sun had already set, it was already cold and there was shade. You can get 2 sun beds for 5 euros which is ok and...  more »

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