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Agia Marina spring

Skopelos has many springs. We have a list that was put together by Adonis Kesmetzis from the water company. We will try to gather general information about the history of these springs and how to get there. Please contact us with information that you have and we will make a separate page for all of them.
Agia Marina is one of my favourites. Even now, the end of July, the water flows not only from the tap but also from the hole next to it. I take my drinking water from there, others say you should not…. comments please !!!

Walk to the Agia Marina spring.

Dont’ forget water, a snack and suntan lotion and you should wear a hat and good walking shoes with socks. Time needed: about 1,5 hours.

Starting point: The port entrance.

Start walking along the road leading out of the village, follow this road straight ahead to the t-junction and turn left and follow the signs to Stafylos.
The first part of the walk is on asphalt. You will pass 2 petrol stations and the supermarket Carrefour. Just after the supermarket you will see a sign on your left saying Monastery of Agios Ioannis Kotronaki. Turn left here, you are now on a dirt road.

Start walking on the dirt road and keep going up until you reach the beginning of an asphalt road. Start walking on it and after a few meters there is a t-junction. Turn left here.

Follow the dirt road and keep walking up until you see a water reservoir on your right hand side. Keep walking up and on your left you will see an abandoned monastery and some goats kept behind a fence. The road slowly bends to the right and after that slowly to the left. In that left corner is a small shrine

Follow the road up and with great views on you left hand side you reach the spring and the church of the holy Marina.

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