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Ships and Ferries to Skopelos - Sporades Islands.

Skopelos and the Sporades in general are connected
to the ports of Piraeus, Rafina, Agios Konstandinos and Volos. From Skopelos you can also visit the nearby North and East Aegean Islands, the Cycladic islands, Syros, Santorini, Andros, Chios, Limnos etc.

In addition, there are ferry connection from Skopelos ferry to the island of Crete via a third island.

Your trip to Skopelos can be with a conventional ferry boat, by Highspeed or Flying dolphin depending on the day, the time and the ferry company you wish to travel with.

Ferries from Piraeus, Rafina, Agios Konstandinos, Volos
to Skopelos run all year round on a daily basis.
In summer of course there are more departures to
choose from.

1. Volos - Skiathos - Skopelos - Alonissos
2. Agios Konstandinos - Skiathos - Skopelos
Alonissos
3. Piraeus - Tinos - Andros - Skyros - Skopelos
Alonissos - Skiathos
4. Rafina - Tinos - Andros - Skyros - Skopelos
Skiathos - Alonissos
5. Piraeus - Tinos - Andros - Skyros - Skopelos
Alonissos - Skiathos

Attention !
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Skopelos Ferries Sporades Islands

Ships and Ferries to the island of Skopelos in the Sporades
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Travel Guide Skopelos Island Sporades Greece

SKOPELOS > ARCHITECTURE

Architecture Skopelos Sporades Greek Islands Greece

Skopelos’ traditional architecture preserved to this day dates back to the second half of the 18th century and mostly to the 19th and 20th century. According to its morphological and structural characteristics it is distinguished into two basic categories-depending mostly on the liberation from the Turks-the popular and the neoclassical architecture.

A. Local Architecture
Local architecture of Skopelos is considered a part of the northern Greek architecture, adjusted to the local condition and peculiarities of the island and has nothing to do with the local architecture of the Aegean islands, which was developed in the southern islands, mainly in the Cyclades, but also in neighbouring Skyros.

The differentiation of the architecture between the Northern Sporades and the Southern Aegean Islands is mainly due to the climatic conditions of the area; the colder climate of the North Aegean and its vicinity with Pilion had a strong influence upon it.

A.1. Macedonian Type
Many buildings of this category have been preserved at Hora (the capital) of Skopelos and in the other settlements of the island. They have usually either two or even three-storeys, roofed with wooden four-aisle roofs covered with slates. In their most part, they are stone-built, except for the forefront of the last floor, which is built by lath (light wall made of wood and mud) extending intensely out of the template of the building’s base, creating the well-known "sachnisia" of the local architecture, which are perforated by adjoining windows. The ground plans of the houses vary and this is mainly due to the anaglyph of the topography, the existing town plan and the attempt to benefit from the natural recourses such as the sun, the air etc.

They are usually of small extent, because of the narrowness of the available constructive space and therefore are built in vertical axis. On the first level, which was usually semi-basement was the kitchen and the cellars for the storage of the year's products. On the first floor, were the living spaces, dining rooms and bedrooms, while on the last floor, which was usually a unified open space, was the reception room.

A.2. Rural type
They are considered to be the houses, which were built in the Greek countryside in the older times. They were stone-built with one or two or even three floors, armoured regularly with wooden frameworks, whereas on the floor there were parts of "tsatma", which however did not create "sachnisia"-as in the houses of the previous type-but great balconies. These balconies were housed by the extension of the roof or in most cases with separate shelter, the well-known in the area "koukleto" (shelter) of the local traditional architecture. On an edge of these balconies there was a place used as a WC, which was constructed by wooden baseboard, since the vital space in the interior of the house was limited and most of the times the house didn’t have a clear space, where the subsidiary utilities could be placed.

Two characteristic elements of this type of houses were: a) the "sofas", a small space on a higher level from the other rooms; this room was used by the element of the family, and b) the "kuradoros" which could be found in older houses, and was a wooden elevated space supported by wooden beams, having always a fire-place for the heating of the room.

B. The Neoclassical Architecture
With the liberation of the island and its incorporation to the Greek State in 1829, its architecture followed the course and the evolution of the architecture of the newly established Greek state. In the first years there appeared some pompous buildings with evident the neoclassical characteristics as well as the elements of the pre-existing popular architecture. These buildings belonged to rich merchants and captains, who having travelled a lot, were the first to bring the new architectural style on the island. The houses reflect the transitional stage from local to new-classic architecture. As the years went by, the pure neoclassical style was established in all constructions with all the characteristic morphological elements of this style.

Houses of this period were two-storey or even three-storey, stone-built and were roofed as the ones of the previous period. They were symmetrically organized both in their ground plan and on the formation of their sides, and richly adorned with drawn decorative elements such as pilasters with antae capitals epistyles (architraves), friezes, eaves etc. The entrance of each house was usually framed by marble door frames whereas above them was always a balcony, which rested on a marble stone-relief "furusia" (wooden-beams) and was protected by forged rails.

Neoclassicism and its various relative movements was maintained on the island till the first decades of the 20th century and was preserved by the contemporary architecture or as it used to be said the "Architecture between the Two Great World Wars".