Photos from Paul.
I am a reader of Skopelosnews from afar [Ireland].
The five masted sailing ship anchored off the Skopelos shore is the Royal Clipper and is part of the same cruise line as the Star Clipper which has been a regular visitor.
The Star Clipper visited Skopelos on the 12th May last and Mary and myself had the good fortune to be passengers and visitors to your lovely island.
We had a lovely lunch at Molos and just dodged the rain shower.
We followed McGilchrist’s little blue and white book for a walk around, starting with Panaghia tou Pyrgou and ending near the Demarcheion/municipality building just as the clouds started darkening.
We saw many of the churches but not all on the list as they are difficult to find. Some were open, and I was particularly impressed with Agios Michail.
Just before Agios Michail, we stopped at a little cafe for a cup of coffee and a very nice lady there was able to assist us in finding that church and filling us in on its history.
I got some sketches done with the aim of turning some into paintings. Our visit was all too short and we would love to have had more time and similarly with Skiathos.
The Star Clipper itself should be with you again around the 9th of June and as far as I know you should see the Royal Clipper again sometime in July and also August. Usually, the ships visit Skiathos the day before Skopelos.