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Dear readers of Skopelosnews. A friend of mine has lost this bag on Skopelos near Mylos Square. If you have found it can you please write to my email: daphneskopelos@hotmail.com or leave a comment.

Thank you

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The Municipality of Skopelos, with an unanimous decision of the Municipal Council  has decided to host an honorary event for the Non-Profit Organization"Skopelos Trails" and its representative Miss Heather Parsons, who has offered and continues to offer invaluable work in the recording, cleaning and maintaining the paths on our island. Everybody that wants to honor her and her work please come to the event. 

The municipality recognizes the enormous effort and contribution Heather has given. Her work has upgraded the standard of living on the island and contributed to the protection of the natural environment of Skopelos not only for the citizens of Skopelos but also for the visitors to our island. 

The event will take place on Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 20:00 hours in the building of the open air cinema "ORFEA". Take a left on Platanos square along the optician, the supermarket and in the next block of houses is a iron door which leads to ORFEA.

After the award ceremony, a discussion and a meet and greet will follow with members of the town council, the municipality and all present to get acquainted because the municipality would like to get in closer contact with the foreign inhabitants that are living on the island of Skopelos.

Stamatis Perissis

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Last week all owners of properties in Skopelos and other areas have received an email about the registration of their properties in the National Greek Land Registry (ΕΘΝΙΚΟ ΚΤΙΜΑΤΟΛΟΓΙΟ)

If you have not registered your property you should do this. The local National Land Registry office in Volos could do this first registration for you. Make an appointment with them and ask which papers you need to bring (see below for telephone number and address) and you pay for the registration or a civil engineer, an architect, a lawyer could maybe help you with this and you pay them for their help.

The e-mail message you received is only in Greek as far as I could find out and the message has to contain your name and the username otherwise it is spam. With the username and password that you or your accountant uses to enter your taxfile (Taxisnet) you can also gain access to: www.ktimatologio.gov.gr

The message in the email says (translated by me)

June 6

To the real estate owner in the areas of Magnesia and the Sporades

2022 is the start date of the pre-posting of cadastral data.

You have time until July 20, 2022, for updating your contact details on the website www.ktimatologio.gov.gr you can check, confirm or correct the registration of your property, thus avoiding bureaucratic difficulties that cost time, money and hassle. Once you have found your property you can print out the details.

To be able to access you need your username and your password that give you access to your tax file (TAXISNET) If you don’t have this information you should be able to get those codes from your accountant or the person that does your taxes.

Via the link you will see your property descibed and designated on a map of Skopelos.

Specifically you should see and check on the pages related to your property:
The description and legal information of your real estate property (address etc.)
(found in the cadastral table) The boundaries of your plots (found in the cadastral table)
If you agree with the details of the pre-post, you do not need to take any further action.

If you do not agree with any of the data, you can submit a request for a review of data (until July 20, 2022), electronically at www.ktimatologio.gov.gr or the cadastral office, by appointment.

In case you have not declared your real estate property in the Greek National Land Registry, you still have the opportunity to do it electronically at www.ktimatologio.gov.gr or at the local cadastral office by appointment.

Telephone Volos National Land Registry office:
+ 30 2421025288
Request for editing of information about your property

here are the steps to gain access

Click on Περισσότερα in the green block

Click on Προαναρτηση


Click on ΕΙΣΟΔΟΣ

Fill in your tax codes

Click on Αποστολη

Find and fill in on the menu ΜΑΓΝΗΣΙΑΣ and ΣΚΟΠΕΛΟΥ

You find your property or properties and how it/they is/are registered in the National Land Registry and you can print out the pages to check the details. If something needs to be changed ask somebody to help you with that.

Exit your tax file

Good luck!!

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Glysteri beach 26 May 2022

We live in a paradise and

We fight over unimportant matters

We live in a paradise and

We are impatient

We live in a paradise and

Are in a hurry

We live in a paradise

And we don’t realize it half the time

We live in a paradise

And we are safe

Today I could not stop thinking and feeling so sad and angry about the innocent children and teachers who got killed in Texas. They thought they were safe in their school but unfortunately that was an illusion.

And we are in paradise

Let’s take care of it, protect it, get recycling going, treat the animals well, respect the sea and everything that lives in it.

This is paradise!

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Wednesday and Thursday there will be more power cuts on Skopelos. Both days between 06.00-07.15 hours and on Wednesday in Loutraki between 08.00 and 16.00 hours.

Below is the letter (in Greek) from the electricity company to one of the regional newspapers.

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I never knew how the undeground garbage storage worked. Now I know. It is clean, simple and smart.

Two more underground storages are being placed in the harbor zone in Skopelos town. I imagine they are placed all over the island.

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Strange clouds

Hanging over Mount Palouki…

Good morning !!!

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Last night, in the major churches, on Skopelos town, Elios, Glossa and Loutraki the Εpitafio procession was held.

Easter Epitafio 2022

The word epitaphios is an adjective meaning “funerary, happening on a grave”.

Within a liturgical context, this is also the name of an icon, usually made of cloth and richly embroidered, depicting the body of Christ being laid in the grave, often by the Virgin Mary and some disciples.

byzantineEpitaphios cloth, circa 1300 A.D. (Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki)

On Good Friday morning, the icon is placed on a platform, resembling a bier, typically topped with a kouvouklion, an elaborately carved wood canopy. In most cases, the canopy is heavily decorated with ornate flower arrangements, ribbons and sometimes candles.

Christ Church Easter Epitafios 2022

Throughout the day, people can come into the church and venerate it. In the evening the service begins; near the end of the ceremony, the canopied platform bearing the icon is lifted on the shoulders of priests or churchgoers (usually four to six people) and carried through the streets. Members of a congregation go to the church that they belong to and they will only walk in this particular Epitafio procession.

The clergy lead the solemn procession, chanting hymns such as “Oh my sweet springtime”- the Virgin Mary’s lament- while the bells ring the funeral toll. The congregation follow carrying candles. They usually chants along with the priests. In towns with more than one parish, the processions starting from different churches may converge to a single spot, where they temporarily stop and a common hymn is sung before they resume their routes. 

In Skopelos town this is the case and four churches normally join in the procession. This year two churches with its congregation walked the whole route and one church a smaller route. One other church did not join in this year. Young and old joined the Epitafio procession this year. A lot of people have come to Skopelos to be part of Greek orthodox Easter this year.

At 24.00 tonight it is Easter, those that are on Skopelos will hear the church bells and fireworks! Κάλο Πάσχα ! Χριστός Ανέστη !

Source: https://www.greeknewsagenda.gr/topics/culture-society/6686-the-tradition-of-the-epitaphios-procession and skopelosnews

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Panormos on Sunday afternoon

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In the middle of it

At the moment we are in the middle of a big storm with a lot of wind that has caused damage to properties close to the sea. We have had a couple of electricity cuts but so far so good the electricity cuts were only for a few minutes.

The photos are from the beach of Glyfoneri today and the winds were not so strong yet. It has rained a lot during the day and we received again a government warning to not leave the house without a very good reason.

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