In the harbor just right from the Panangitsa tou Pirgo church a 3×3 basketball tournament will start at 17.00 hours. Tomorrow and Sunday it will continue, also starting at 17.00 hours. 3×3 (pronounced 3 on 3,3 by 3 or 3×3), known also as streetball or streetbasketball is a form of the game played three a side on one hoop.

Promises, promises

Grabbed from Taxydromos Newspaper

Grabbed from Taxydromos Newspaper

More news direct from the PR dept. of Hellenic Seaplanes, this screen grab is from the 26 August edition of Taxydromos.
The text reads… “From Skopelos and Alonissos to Volos the first flights of seaplanes in our area which are expected by April 2015″

The rest of the story appeared on page 10 and said in brief that travelers will be able to reserve seats and buy tickets by October.

Company VP Michael Assariotis said “Even in the winter there will be at least a basic service. That is, a morning and an afternoon flight”

Gerard Diepeveen, photographer and Skopelos lover has made a still movie of Skopelos. Lovely pictures Gerard and thanks for the effort!

IMG_9342 A photo of a very fidgety butterfly sticking its proboscis in every available carpel in a search for nectar.


After receiving the poster for the festival we noticed that the festival is in the harbor of Loutraki and not in Glossa. It says so on the poster.

Friday the 29th and Saturday the 30th of August the cultural association of Glossa organizes another traditional dance festival in Loutraki. 14 dance groups from all over Greece will come and dance. All dancers will walk around Loutraki at 20.00 hours in their traditional costumes. At 20.30 the program starts (on both days)


The Mamma Mia! movie filmed on Skopelos and starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Julia Walters, Colin Firth and many others is showing at the Orfeas open air cinema on Wednesday at 21.00 hours. The Orfeas can be found just past the Platanos square near AP supermarket and the Gousto restaurant. Tickets are 3 euros per person, all funds raised going to the renovation of the Orfeas venue.


The children’s movie Despicable Me will be shown on Thursday at 9pm. Friday Mamma Mia! again, Saturday Despicable Me, Sunday Mamma Mia! and Monday Despicable Me.

New mayor

On Sunday mr. Christos Vasiloudis and all municipal councillors were sworn in for a 5 year period. Good luck to all of them. Christos Vasiloudis mentioned that everybody will work hard to make the daily life of everybody on the island easier, they hope to improve tourism on the island and they will make an effort to fulfill the promises they made during the election campaign.



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