Ferries (at least, the Flying Cat) left normally this (Wednesday) morning, when the three days of storms seemed to abate, and while there does seem to be damage to the car park and other sea-side areas, ferry arrivals shouldn’t be badly affected. The Proteus just arrived from Volos at 12.40pm and I (john) watched it unloading passengers on the port. We are checking out the situation and will report at more length later.
I am so sorry to see Skopelos suffer with these horrendous storms. We due to return to Skopelos for a week on holiday this Friday ( 25th )… should we still come ? Our holiday company do not have any idea of the damage done by the storms and at this point say that we are still ok to go. Please tell me what you think if you can.
A lot depends on your plan. People are working as best they can to clean the port and restaurants will be open. I haven’t seen the beaches yet but I’ve heard Agnontas, Panormos and Kastani have had problems.
If your plan is to explore the island I think that most main roads are open. Sitting by a hotel pool shouldn’t be a problem.
I have just seen some photos from Agendas, the damage there is extensive-even the iconic wooden jetty is now smashed and in pieces. Whole pieces of land in Stafilos have simply been washed away, fences, trees, walls everything.I know Kastani was flooded and I would imagine all the beaches have been affected.
I would imagine that in the best case scenario It will take weeks to months to rectify the damage.Some parts of town are without running water, and I was told by someone from the water company that this could take days to repair….
wir sind entsetzt, welch unfassbare Katastrophe unsere geliebte Insel Skopelos heimgesucht hat und leiden furchtbar mit Euch.
Wir können Euch aus der Ferne , Dir und Deiner Familie und allen Skopeliti, nur aufrichtig wünschen, dass Ihr genügend Kraft habt und vor allem die nötige Hilfe bekommt, so dass Ihr möglichst bald wieder zur Normalität zurückkehren könnt.
Was auch passiert, wir werden Skopelos die Treue halten und immer wiederkehren.