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A significant part of the regular Glossa summer has re-opened for the month of August – and maybe beyond.The Alexander Sideris gallery in central square will be open every day from 9.00 – 13.00 and 18.00 – 21.00 and everyone is encouraged to visit with their families and friends.On display are 15 paintings by Alexander Sideris which show not just the quality of the artist’s work, but also the urgent conservation needs of the collection.

Alexander Sideris was born in Glossa in 1895 and emigrated to the USA at the age of 15. He studied art in Paris and New York where he lived until his death in 1978. He always wanted to return to his beloved Glossa, but sadly that was not to be. Two years before his death he donated 42 of his paintings and his library to the Church in Glossa. Over time, the collection has deteriorated. Responding to the state of the paintings and the need to improve the gallery where they are displayed, a non-profit group was formed last November.

The Urban non-profit company: “Alexander Sideris, great artist of Glossa, Skopelos” (Alexander Sideris Association for short) aims to conserve the paintings, house the exhibition appropriately, make the artist and the collection better known and to use these works to benefit Glossa and the wider population, in collaboration with the Church which owns the paintings and the gallery.

All this will need support. Volunteers are sought to keep the gallery open and money is needed for conservation and other improvements. From a single donation to a Life Membership of the Friends of the association, there are many ways to help financially. Full details are in the gallery.

We are waiting to welcome you to visit and experience this important part of Glossa heritage.


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With the same dj, in the same club, with the same style of music!

If there was a relevant category in the Guinness book of records, this party would rightfully claim the title.
So let’s recall… For 20 years this party in the Glistra bar has been unforgettable.
The music of past decades played by Dj Palai amazes the audience!
Everybody dances together, no matter their age and all become one until early morning hours.
20 years ago we started and we celebrate tonight again.

Friday August 10, 2018 at 23.30 in the most beautiful club on the island, Glistra – Loutraki Skopelos

Contact number 6986103492

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Although Skopelos is a small island, fortunately there are still a lot of local traditions alive that have to do with food and daily life.

To show to visitors and locals what these traditions are, the cultural and folklore association of Skopelos organizes a Skopelos week. The week will start on Monday 13th of August with a plum night. Skopelos has many plum trees and several families have big ovens and dry plums. These plums are fantastic to cook in bean soups and with pork. Other plums are made into sweets. The plums are being exported of the island into Greece and some even abroad.
Start of the party on Monday the 13th is at 20.30 hours at the municipal cafe in the middle of the harbor.

During this week I will explain more about the Skopelos week. You can see the dates on the poster above.

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The last wonderful night was last night and now SIFFY 2018 is over. These photo’s are from Frode Andersen who was one of the assistants. Thank you Frode for all the hard work and all the other assistants too !

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Tonight at nine o’clock the SIFFY festival will end with the showing of the movies made by the children. The place to be is the amphitheater of the elementary school on the ring road. Entrance free !

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These handmade baskets are fabricated by people who visit the island for the summer and try to make some money. I don’t want to photograph them where they work. It is outside in the open air. The baskets are handy to store stuff. You can find them near the bus station.

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The first two days of SIFFY (Skopelos International Film festival of Youth) have been amazing. The kids are playing with the theme Philotimo which means love of honor. Do something without asking something back.

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