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This manderin tree was almost killed in January of 2017 by heavy snow on Skopelos. This year it has an enormous amount of fruits on every branch. It seems it is afraid something simular will happen this winter. Like it is saying:”let’s get as much fruit on my tree as I can”


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Do you want to learn how beer is made? Come tomorrow to the little coffee shop at 11 and you can see how. The Skopelos brewery Spira together with the little coffee shop are organising it. Walk up from Ambrosia sweetshop and the Vakratsa mansion and the coffeeshop is on your right.

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Στεκι in Greek means spot, hangout. Rigas Hotel on Skopelos starts ”a Steki”, a place with a warm and cozy atmosphere for every hour of the day. The organizers of Στεκι hope that it will become a place where people can meet and play chess, bridge, board games etc.

Στεκι will have it’s grand opening on Monday November 19th at Rigas Hotel Skopelos at 19:00 p.m.
Come and see, everybody welcome.

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(don’t worry, I did not pick these)

It will be exiting when we hear the first stories of edible mushrooms that were found. People will try to find out where they were found and if there are many.

Last year we were collecting olives and at some point we were gathered at the olive press when the press broke down and we had to wait for a couple of hours before it started to run again. Instead of going home and maybe lose your spot in the line to have your olives pressed, several people jumped over the fence and started to collect mushrooms. Many came back with bags full of them and everybody in the olive press got some.

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Sunday evening around 21.00 hours the Cultural and Folklore organization will reenact a Skopelitan wedding for visitors and inhabitants of Skopelos. How was a wedding organized in the old days, what were people wearing, what were people eating? You can see it all when you come to the old harbor on Sunday. Afterwards you can dance too!

The trachana night was wonderful on Friday. The trachana was delicious! One was a little bit saltier than the other but really nice ! Really great organization!!

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Don’t know what trahana is? Come and see tonight around 20.30 hours at the municipal cafe in the center of the harbor. It’s delicious !!! Trahana is being made the old fashioned way.

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Skopelitan week

Tonight is the start of the yearly Skopelitan week where products of Skopelos and traditions of the island are being shown and can be tasted. Tonight you can learn about the plums of Skopelos. I am sure you can taste them too. There are many ways to use them in dishes and as sweets!

Get to the municipal cafe at around 20.30 hours and you will be in for a treat!!

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