Hiking Retsina Trail Skopelos


Skopelos is one of the islands of the Northern Sporades, the second island in the series after Skiathos. It has an area of ​​approximately 96 sq. km and a perimeter of 67 km. It has two mountains, Palouki (565 m height) and Delfi (680 m height).

Full of thick forests covering almost 80% of its area, it is considered to be the greenest island of the Aegean. Skopelos Town is a traditional island town with typical architecture and beautiful cobblestone streets. It has been declared a traditional settlement. Its nature is stunning and there is a network of stone-built cobblestone paths and paths, surrounded by plane trees, pine trees and cool springs.


The Retsina Path is one of the many old paved paths (cobbled streets) of Skopelos. These paths were the old roads of the island before the bulldozers came to make roads for cars. Many cobbled streets have been destroyed, but fortunately some of their great parts are still preserved. Of course, they had been abandoned as islanders preferred to approach their property with the vehicle rather than walking or mule (and who could blame them!) In recent years, many of these forgotten trails have been re-discovered by volunteers, these were marked and mapped and they are at the disposal of the hikers. These cobbled streets are works of art and craftsmanship. It was so constructed that they could last for centuries and hard use. They pass through shady forested areas, away from traffic and dust and of course are ideal for mountain trekking.

The "Retsina path" was the main link between Skopelos Town and Elios (Neo Klima). It was used by the resin collectors, who made their living from the collection of retsina from the pine trees. They handed her to the Reservoir Cottage at Elios Beach and from there was transported by boats to central Greece.
The trail crosses all Skopelos in its central part, with wonderful views in several places.

Length: 11,16 km
Maximum Altitude: 446m.
Duration: 4 hours (net hiking time)


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