Above is the schedule of the Proteus ferryboat coming and going from Volos and Mantoudi the next couple of days. The Erato flying dolphin has broken down several times in the last couple of weeks so people are depending on the boats that can travel. The Proteus does not sail every day yet unfortunately.

Sunday is the last day of Carnival and several parties have been planned in Skopelos, Elios and Glossa. See the posters I have posted last week.

Monday it is clean Monday, most shops will be closed. Bakeries will be open in the morning to get your special bread the Lagana


Spring is all around us

This winter has been fairly mild. On Skopelos we have had some rain and a couple of good storms. Nothing like in other parts of Europe with heavy snowfall and very low temperatures. Lets see what March and April will bring. Tomorrow it’s Valentine’s day. Gonna do something nice for somebody you love ?

It takes quite a bit of time to get a trata built and the crew of the boat has to be absolutely sure they are ready. Some last amendments and then they are off. The captain looks at his watch. Let’s go !!!

Most “Τρατες” are build on a piece of land or in somebody’s backyard. This one is ready to go and Mum sends them her love.

(filmed by Vasilis Tegos)

The last stop of a “τρατα” is the water and this year all boats ended up there as they are supposed to. A lot of the boat crew members had a quick swim too. The water was cold !!.

Thank you Folklore and Cultural organization of Skopelos for organizing this event.

The two light brown dogs are girls, the boy sits in the front. They are about 15 kilos and nine months old. They have been neutered. Anyone ? Contact Natasa; https://www.facebook.com/anastasia.lamprogianni

(poster George Poulios/Vories Sporades blog)

Both days are organized by the Folklore and Cultural organization of Skopelos town.

Sunday the 11th of february the “Trates” will be brought out again. It is a carnival custom that has been upheld for many years on Skopelos. Last year the Cultural organization has tried to teach the younger generation about the custom and even went into the highschool to talk about it. On the day itself one will be built near the car park. Start 14.30 hours.
2017 Τρατες

Sunday the 18th the wedding procession “οι καλές” will start at 14.30 hours and will go through the town.
Οι καλές 2014

Carnival in Glossa

(Poster design G. Rousetis)

Tomorrow Thursday, the carnival festivities will start in Glossa. At 14.00 hours the party will begin on the main square in Glossa. On the 17th there is a party masquee in Cafe Plateia near the church up in the town. Entrance fee 7 euros. On Sunday the 18th the festivities on the main square will start at 13.00 hours.


An update on the baby turtle. The vets on Skopelos managed to removed the hook from inside it’s mouth/neck and yesterday afternoon it has been set free in the waters of Skopelos again.