Skopelos is a beautiful island located between Skiathos and Alonissos. Its picture-perfect setting and its unspoiled charm make Skopelos a popular holiday destination, especially for families and couples. Skopelos has become one of the famous Greek islands as one of the filming locations of the Hollywood movie Mamma Mia. The picturesque church of Agios Ioannis Kastri, where the wedding scenes of the movie were filmed, is known as the Mamma Mia church!

Local products and dishes

The island is a blessed land with fruit trees of all kinds: chestnuts, figs, almonds, plums, lemons, and oranges, among others. It also has wild greens, krithmum and tzitzirafa (Pistacia terebinthus), wild asparagus, and mushrooms. Thick forests cover nearly 80 percent of the island, making it the greenest island of the Aegean. Its waters provide fresh seafood, thrapsala squid, lobsters and all sorts of fish. You can procure many of these on the island, often directly from the producers.

The Agrotourist Women’s Cooperative of Glossa carry on the tradition, producing traditional products from wine byproducts, like petimezi, moustalevria, and retseli, and also make Skopelos-style tiropita and bread, as well as traditional sweets: chamalia and rozedes (almond-based sweets), spoon sweets, marmalades and pan-baked sweets.

While on Skopelos, don’t miss out on other traditional dishes, like the gouper stifado, meat with quince, pastry shells with rice and octopus with horta.

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