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Change

The skies around Skopelos are impressive the last couple of days and they could be a sign of change.

From the first of September the new elected mayor will start working with his council members. The mayor elect has had many encounters with organizations and individuals to hear their thoughts about many subjects and plans for the future. Last Friday he had a meeting with “foreigners, non Greeks”

Most municipality councils in Greece will work differently from the past. The council members on Skopelos for instance will have to work together to get a majority to approve proposals because the three parties have 7, 6 and 4 council members. For a majority they would need 9 council members. It will be interesting to see how this cooperation will work out in the future. If it is for the benefit of all on Skopelos I hope they can work out their differences…..

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Tonight at 19.30 hours there is a meeting in the Xenia building opposite the children’s playground. The meeting is organized by the new elected mayor Mr. Stamatis Perisis and his council members. All foreigners that are on the island are welcome to come and speak with them about their concerns, opinions about the island. They can ask questions and hopefully a fruitful discussion will take place about the future of Skopelos.

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Getting there

The work on Milos square and the road leading to it, is in full swing. The square has been reinforced from below and new tiles are being put on.

The whole length of the road is being dug up and in certain places pipes and reservoirs/tanks are being placed so the excess water coming into this area is being led away, the right way. These are guesses by somebody (me) who is not an engineer of course. Please correct me if I am wrong.

It is funny to see that home owners who like to park close to their house are slowly forced to move their car higher up and on the ring road.


The only way this can be reinforced is place a really, really big machine in front of the cars at the end of the working day.

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Today from 09.00 hours until 15.00 hours there will be no water in the area of Karavotsakisma, Ambeliki, Milou and Livadi. This area is around the coastal road leading to the monasteries and above Skopelos village, Aelos hotel and Sunrise village etc. The traffic will be stopped at certain times also because roadworks are going on there too.

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What better way

Good morning. Driving down to work I saw this in front of me. The first “cruise boat” of the year. What better way to start the day !

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Louise and her family took a boat trip to Skopelos from Skiathos on Saturday the 11th of May to visit the Mama Mia church and spend time in Skopelos town. She had taken her grandads funeral memorial card with her as he loved the Mama Mia movie. They sat in a bar opposite the harbour( Karavia bar) waiting to board and get the boat back to Skiathos. She accidently left her cam corder at the bar.

Skopelosnews has been twice to the bar and asked if they found anything but they did not. We are now trying the power of the internet by posting this and maybe finding Louise her stuff.

If anyone knows anyone that has visited the bar and found it, please contact Skopelosnews, no questions asked. Louise is heartbroken at the loss of so many memories.

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Work work work

Finally I have the feeling that things are progressing on Milos square and the road leading to it. The drainage system is in place for the water coming down from the Raches road and heavy machinery is making holes in the area below Kastro so cement pillars can be situated and this area can be better supported.

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