Category Archives: Skopelitissa

27th of June 2020

This photo is an illusion, I think, – or whatever to call it!
Panorama photos are often not what you really see!!!
Anyway, I like it!
I like these boys as well;


Nikos in the middle, “our” bouzouki player, his son “O Mikros”/Marios to the left and “our” guitar player Thanassis. The boys normally plays for us all winter at Karidia and in the summer at Ammos.
(Ammos will open soon).


Karidia on the RingRoad is opening tonight,
and the new thing is the door to the beautiful garden.
LIVE music every night!

I have been out many evening lately, it is soooo nice!!!
I have borrowed a friends basement so Ira & I can sleep there, – there are no taxies in the night! Andreas, taxi driver, said he might be able to wait for me, but how can I know what time I want to go home???
I am never late late, do not go to bars after my meal,
but I like to sit and see the view and people passing by.



Sorry we did not visit the Veranda, but the music was loud and I had Ira with me. Their front veranda has view of the Paralia.


No people on the Paralia and the time was about 10!!!

Prodromos name day, Xronia Polla


I just LOVE it! There are shrimps in there too!
Does it remind me of Johnny Depp?

The famous Ouzeri of Georgios Sidaris & family
up at the top is open, LIVE music every night



Mylos has opened, also with live music every night.

Daytime Skopelos town;


There are many more places open, also amazing, hope for a good season, but …
I wish you all good luck!

Time for lovely flowers:


Skopelos is amazing, we have beaches too!!!

Have a great rest of the weekend!


21st of June 2020


We went to the Taxiarchis Monastery,
up behind the hill of Palouki,
view to Skyros and more south-east.

The monastery is so beautiful and peaceful.
Nobody lives there, but many people visits.
There are springs there, with freshwater,
so no need to bring water.
We brought lots of things and I brought candles
and even a string of fairy-lights.



It is now possible to walk an ca 5 km round walk
to the monastery,

earlier we opened the old path from close to
the 2 tall masts and down. It is marked with orange ribbons
from SkopelosTrails by  Heather.
BUT keep in mind this is a walk for very fit people.
The last part down to the monastery is very steep.
There is said to be another path, but we did not find it.
The “normal” path down is ok for everybody,
but it is a bit rough to get uphill again!


We had a peaceful evening
and we saw soooo many stars.

We saw a few but they did not come close to us.


I have named the room The Last Supper
“Ο Μυστικóς Δεíπνος”

– because that hangs on the wall.


The sunrise came, we were up for it, but clouds in the east!


The view a bit up from the monastery is so great.

Time for breakfast. I had a small laugh when I got this


“Rekeost” is a very typical spread in Norway. Silje had brought fantastic homemade “Knekkebrød” – hard bread/crackers.
BUT no coffee or tea, we should have brought
a small “gas-cooker” – next time.

Later we started to climb up to the car,
we drove up because we had to carry with us everything!
End of a very relaxing stay.

Forgot to mention all the goats who came to drink,
and looked curiously at us!

Back in town

IMG_20200618_131743cIMG_20200618_131606_1cManolis was so happy to see us, they are getting ready.

There are people on the town-beaches every day,
not many, and I guess all are locals.

A white visitor in my garden;


My favorite Norwegian food is what you see on the photo,
and due to good friends I have had all winter,
but now I have only 8 sausages left.
Soon 6, I will have two for lunch today.
So I hope that one day friends will come back
and maybe bring me some …

Wish you all the very best, BE SAFE & CAREFUL!
Skopelos is still virus free, as fare as I know …


Another day …


Very nice dinner at Pavlos in Agnondas Friday night,
celebration of 21 years since the boys met,
congratulations to Kjell & Frode!
The light was a bit bright so the photo is not perfect!
Who is?


I am so happy that my Skopelitissa is up working,
and for the nice messages I have got from some of you.
Always good with feed back, thanks! 

I never get tired of my view,
I can not believe that I am so lucky to live up here!
I always go outside in the morning,
feeding cats and checking flowers, but most of all looking out!!!
Very quiet on the sea, mostly a few fishing boats,
a sailing boat or two, and some fast small ones. 


Sorry I did not take any photos from Dimitrakis.
We had a very nice meal there the other day.
Giannis promised to have also a gluten free menu next time.

As you have seen we are out eating a lot!
We need a change, been cooking at home too much!

The salad is sooooo gooood!

Papou Madro Travel proudly out waking with “Jårgakis”!


2 pics from my garden;

I have had the “Rådi” / pomegranate tree some years,
every year it lost the fruits due to wind,
last year I moved it to a bit shelter,
and now I have ca 10 fruits!

Hope you are doing well!
Be safe!


Problem solved!!!

I used to be quick,
fixed problems …
So irritating that it takes longer time now,
I am getting older!!!
This time, in a strange way, Window managed to fu.. up my downloading of photos. I did not want to renew, – did I need Windows? I have all on my phone, without any Windows! Anyway I bought a month of Windows and then things are working … I do need my laptop for making Skopelitissa, the phone is too small for me to use. I have ordered a “pad” for it, then we will see if thats all I need!!!

The rainbows were nice but the light was difficult!
View from upstairs where I live!

Here are some new photos;


She was 70 years old, so we made a surprise party.
LIVE “finally” at Molos – LOVE it!


So lovely that we can go out and eat,
we enjoy it a lot, guess you can see that!!!

Flower time;

The island is so beautiful now,
but so strangely quiet!

2 more photos;
3 boats arriving most days, these 2 car ferries and the faster passenger ship Erato, the Flying Dolpin. They connect us with Skiathos, Alonnisos, Volos & Manthoudi (on Evia island, short way to Athens). Maybe Agios Konstantinos later. You can see the schedules at

Life is good on Skopelos, no virus at all,
but new people are arriving every day …




Rain & 17th of May

Kalimera from this beautiful Skopelos island!
21 mm of rain last night, nature so happy!

All is fine here, a bit more activity in town, more faces to see.
No virus as fare as I know!

BUT we all worry what will happen when there will be allowed for “strangers” to travel here. Until now only people who are connected to the island can come.

1st party up here on the 17th of May, Norways National Day.
So great to share food and drinks with old friends again,
talk and be happy together.

I am trying to transfer photo from my phone to my laptop,
and it is not working. Why?
I have been doing that for a while now!
I do not understand why it does not work now!
HiSuite is trying to interfare!!!

I get back to here as soon as I get my photos.

You take care, be safe!!!


Kalimera 15th of May

Kalimera sas this lovely Friday morning!
Skopelos is still doing fine and the summer is slowly coming
So strange, no tourists!!!
And there is nothing we can do about it!

The 1st word my mom learned when we were going
to buy a house here years ago was

υπομονή“ipomoni” – patience

A good friend actually named her house that,
it took her many years to find it!

Things are happening in town, – slowly waking up.

We cant wait to see cafes and tavernas to open!!!

The beach has been cleaned and


Connecting us with Volos & Manthoudi
but she is only allowed to take 52 passengers,
so many had to stay over in Volos!
Soon she will take over 200 passengers, I was told.


We have been up to the “new/old” path Palouki-Taxiarches
2 more times.
Last time we went the whole round in ca 3 hours
it is a bit less than 5 km.
BUT we did not find the last part down to the monastery,
we went again down the very steep “revma”
We hope to find it, one day …
This path is just for VERY FIT PERSONS!


Many of us are fascinated by the poppies,
they brighten up everywhere!
I read that there are white cross poppies too,
but I never seen one.


My one blue iris is still in blossom,
8 flowers it has had on the one stam,


The dirtroad Pefkias – Vromoneri/Potami
has been cleaned, very roughly!
We complained that the road by Vromoneri was worse than ever,
and they fixed it, so now you can pass there
without getting wet feet!


We are all fine, hope you are too!
Have a good weekend and
Xronia Polla to Norway on Sunday!


Skopelos Trails


Kalimera from lovely sunshine and windy.
Not really warm yet, or actually the wind is cold!

FIRST TIME I ever joined Heather, Skopelos Trails, to help clearing a path!
I have walked down to the Taxiarches Monasteries many times, even stayed overnight some times when it was full moon, – just AMAZING!
So we were on the “backside” of Palouki, starting to open another path down to the monastery.

Photo Heather
Selfie by Maria
Another selfie by Maria


Marias phone app gave us this map.

Here is my by my phone


The views were stunning, blue blue sea …



This path is marked on some old maps, but it is impossible to pass now. We cleared about 1 km and it took 3 strong women 3 hours!!! Cutting, cutting, cutting …
Hope to do more, maybe finish next week!

At the bottom of a shrub I saw this;


Today I feel ok and I stay with a happy memory, – and maybe one day somebody will tell me how great it was to walk a roundtrip to the monastery!


In a garden in an OliveGrove I saw this;

The cross poppy is rare, but I always see one or more every year.
This was very big and beautiful!

Over to my home;


Hope you are doing well, we are!
Today we are more free, the quaranteen is losening a bit up!
BE CAREFUL and one day we meet again …