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The cultural/folklore association of Skopelos has organized a three day dance festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The place to be is the amphitheater of the elementary school on the ringroad near the Aperiton hotel. Every day they will start at 20.30 hours. Except for the adults and children members of the cultural association of Skopelos also participating are the children’s classes of the women’s association of Skiathos and the cultural association of Alonissos. Please have a look at the poster for specifics of every evening. The poster was designed by Mr. George Poulios from the Vories Sporades blog link to the blog

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The Kastani beach bar is almost ready. Last Sunday we saw several trucks with handmade wooden beds arrive and the lawn has been laid and is been watered. The beach bar house needs to be finished off and then they are ready to go. It will not look as simple as the beach bar in Mama Mia’s scene does your mother know !

Summer here we come !!!

A home please

These three beautiful boys (pointer cross) are about three months old. They were found on the street and are looking for home! They’re currently housed at the vets (Vetcare) on the road to Stafylos. Anyone interested? +30 2424024410. The dogs stay in a bigger cage but they were put in this cage to get a good photo.

Foreign press

We all know that the newspaper shop closed but due to several requests from readers I found out that Jannis who has the cigarette kiosk, at the end of the harbor opposite the Platanos Jazz cafe, sells foreign newspapers and magazines. It is difficult to get the full range but if you are here for a while ask him if he can bring your newspaper. It might be there already but it will be good to ask him. Thanks Jannis!

This news comes from the Facebook page Astra Skopelos TV but it is all over the newspapers too.

Golden Star Ferries has shown an interest for the Thessaloniki-Sporades line.
The company requested approval to launch its high-speed boats from 15 June to 9 September 2018.
The Golden Star Ferries company submitted in writing yesterday, Friday, to the ministry of maritime and island policy for the emergency launch of its boats (Superspeed and Supercat) on the Thessaloniki-Sporades line.

In the letter, it also states that there was a “strong recommendation from the mayor” of Thessaloniki (Mr. Boutari) for this connection.

Windows

I cannot understand why some church windows are so small. Protection against bad weather, pirates, the sun? And some of these churches don’t have electricity! Agios Athanassios on the Kastro.

Non-EU travelers will be required to hold an International Driving Permit (IDP) together with a valid national driver’s license if they wish to rent vehicles in Greece.

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