Skopelos

Woman Killed in Lightning Strike on Greece's Skopelos Island

A woman was killed from a lightning strike on the island of Skopelos on Tuesday as severe weather, bringing thunder, lightning and heavy rain slammed into several regions in Greece. According to the local news site efimerida-sporades.com, the woman was...

Feel the Tranquility of Greece's Skopelos Island

The idyllic Greek island of Skopelos. (Source Pixabay CC- Creative Commons- Dimitris Vetsikas). Belonging to the Northern Sporades group of Greek islands, Skopelos is one of the many places in the country which have never failed to enchant visitors throughout...

Carefree Seal Takes a Nap on Greek Beach (photos)

A young male seal ignored hundreds of bathers at a popular beach in the Greek island of Skopelos and took a nap. People gathered near the sleeping animal to take a closer look at the unexpected visitor. Wildlife specialists warn that...

Huge Forest Fire Breaks Out in Greece's Skopelos

Dozens of fire fighters aided by planes are trying to bring under control a fire that broke out on Sunday in the island of Skopelos. The fire is burning pine forest near the picturesque village of Agnontas. Firefighters were dispatched to...

Greek Island of ‘Kalokairi’ Returns With Mamma Mia Sequel

The fictional Greek island of 'Kalokairi' returns to the big screen on Friday as the singing spectacular Mamma Mia! opens worldwide. The film is a sequel to the 2008 original shot on the Greek island of Skopelos that grossed more...

Qatari Royal Eyes Beach on Greek Island (video)

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, member of Qatar's royal family, has set his eyes on Kastani beach on Skopelos island, where parts of popular movie Mamma Mia were shot. The billionaire sheikh spent a few days of rest with...

Mamma Mia! Producers Ditch Skopelos Turn to Croatia for Sequel

Fans of the smash-hit Abba film musical Mamma Mia! – filmed on the idyllic Greek island of Skopelos – will be delighted a follow-up is on its way. But instead of Skopelos, film-makers will be shooting in Croatia, in a...

Everything You Need to Know About ‘Mamma Mia 2’!

Almost a decade after the original "Mamma Mia" movie hit screens across the world, opening first in Greece, the "Mamma Mia 2" sequel has been greenlit to tentatively premiere in the UK on July 20, 2018, almost ten years...

Greek Fighter Jet Falls During Military Exercise, Pilot Safe

A Greek Air Force Mirage 2000 fell in the area of Skopelos island during an exercise at Monday noon; the pilot is safe in hospital. The accident occurred at 12:18 pm during a training exercise involving two Mirage 2000 fighter...

Tourist Discovers Active WWII Mine off Coast of Skopelos

According to authorities, an active mine from WWII was discovered by a tourist on Skopelos some 70 meters from the beach of Loutraki while diving. Local authorities just announced the discovery of the mine on Saturday, although the tourist found it...