SKOPELOS ISLAND – GREEN ON BLUE
Where the dense pine forest meet the blue sea, Skopelos Island was declared a
“Green and Blue Island” by the International Organization of Biopolitics in 1997.
It is no wonder why Skopelos was chosen to film the majority of the movie "MAMMA MIA."
Glossa/Loutraki (where the Hotel is located) is the first port of Skopelos yet its best kept secret. It is the quiet side of Skopelos Island and therefore has not been commercialized. It is here that you will still see donkeys in the cobblestone streets of Glossa, a rare site nowadays.
Loutraki, known as Selinounda in ancient times, has ruins all around the area such as roman baths, remains of Athena’s temple, and a marketplace. This shows the civilization and prosperity that flourished on the island.
Close to Glossa is Agios Yiannis (St. John) a church/monastery located high upon a rock. It is a breathtaking site. It was the site of the wedding scene in the movie "Mamma Mia". Our hotel, Hotel Selenunda, is the closest one to this church. Many of the beautiful beaches nearby Glossa were featured in the movie.
The Hotel Selenunda, completed in 1996, is perched on the hillside of Loutraki. It is a prime location close to the sea and the village, but very quiet, as it is away from the main road. The views from the hotel are spectacular. The morning sun arrives late and sunsets are the most beautiful that you will see anywhere. Rooms are tastefully designed with traditional wood and tile and are all self contained studios or apartments.