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Archive for August, 2018

Glyfoneri this morning

Pure heaven.

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Goodbye Helen and Michael

Helen and Michael are having a yard sale on Sunday 2nd September 2018, at 3.30pm, prior to leaving Greece for good on 04/09 to resettle back in the UK. Mainly kitchenalia, bric-a-brac, and DVDs etc. plus a few bigger household and outside items. Everything priced to sell. We would be pleased to see you if only to say goodbye after a really good 14/15 years here. For further information call Michael on 24240-24032 or 6969431541.

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Last night and this morning Skopelos has had very bad weather. A lot of rain and thunderstorms with a lot of lightning. The power has been out for many hours last night and early this morning in many places on the island. The power came back around 09.00 hours.

This video is from Yiannis Chatzitriakosas and shows Skopelos town last night without electricity and lightning.

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The Spyrou Skopelos Experience hotel and apartments chain have taken the initiative to voluntarily clean the area around Panormos tomorrow, Wednesday the 29th of August. Mr. George Michalis has taken this initiative and I admire him for it. The meeting point is hotel Skopelos Green Bay in Panormos at 09.00 hours in the morning. Please come in pairs so it is easier to work together. Rubbish bags and gloves are provided. Bring a hat, wear sensible shoes and take something to drink and to eat with you. I am going, you?

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The start of the dance festival on Saturday!

The letters that you see in the video are Φ Α Ρ Ο Σ which is the organization that the festival supports. Faris is a non profit making, registered charity, founded in Skopelos in 2006 with the aim of offering palliative care services to the local community.

Video: the Vories Sporades blog.

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Early in the morning

To drive around the island early in the morning is a treat. The colors of the trees, the quiet villages, the sea and the atmosphere on the beaches. There is more room to breath. Oh how I love it.

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Dancefestival

For the 6th time Skopelos will have the three days dance festival Diamantis Paleologos with hundreds of dancers from Greece and abroad coming to the island to perform. It starts on Saturday the 25th of August until Monday the 27th. Place to be: the amphitheater of the elementary school on the ring road. All evenings start at 21.00 hours. On Saturday evening all dancers will gather in the harbor and will start dancing from there. Then they will go up to the amphitheater.

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