Category Archives: Churches

Blacksmith & lunch

My woodstoves door-lock was stuck,
what to do?
We have several blacksmiths here and I met and talked to one of them,
he said; Just bring the door and I fix it!

Guess if we were happy?
We all love the fire!

Yesterday we walked to and from a lovely lunch;


It was so nice with “different” food  – not Greek!
I love Greek food – but not every day!
All winter we cook for each other just to eat
something with another taste!
I walk to and from with my 2 doggies and
I had to take some church-photos;
Look at that beautiful roof!
A bit further is this church;

As you might know I am very fascinated by the Greek churches,
specially the small privet ones.
All are so beautiful!

Gray weather today Thursday,
last 24 hours had between 12,7 & 15,4 C+.
I do not care, on a sunny day we go to the beach,
maybe, – but for sure every day a good walk!


τριφύλλι λιβάδι – kløvereng
In Greek they say “threefhillo” – 3 leaves –
in Norwegian we call is 4-clover!
Firkløver – and that is also a very nice Norwegian chocolate!

A good friend in Sweden sent me an e mail yesterday
telling me she is so happy that I post Skopelitissa
nearly every day!
Thanks Christina ;o)

It might be that November will be the best month
for “the new” Skopelitissa –
and that makes me wanting to make more new pages ;o)



Skopelos churches, how many?


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One of the newest, up from Armenopetra. I was told that this one came “with wheels on” from the mainland.
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This sign is on the church!

When I moved here in 1983 I was told that it was 365 churches on the island,  one for each day, – and I have been told the same now 33 years later, how come? I have seen churches being build, so how many?
I was also told that every family with respect for itself has their own church.

 A friend said to me today, why don’t you start counting churches, one for each day!
I took the challenge!!!
Thank you Mr. Chapel!
Strange coincidence that he has that name!
I just gathered 22 churches, not bad, in just an hours work!

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In town by the steps going up from the churches by the old harbor
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The monastery up behind the “monastery hill” – facing the sea, and Alonnisos to the left

 Here are some I passed today on my walk to and partly from Mortero;

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Up at the “top” road – to Pefki
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Closer to the main road, in the valley who starts at Limnonari beach
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After Potami valley, first right and up dirt road, on the way to Skliri
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Up at the top, Potami behind me and Mortero in front
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On the way back, close to where the path starts going Potami-Skliri

Churches I have put in here since I started this new blog in December;

Churches in the monasteries at Agia Varvara and Prodromos, the last one inside, one more down and outside and another one to the right of my photo
Aghii Pandes, Aloupi, just after the church yard
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Profitis Ilias, between town and Glisteri – one of my favorite places.
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I do not count these “Eklisakias” – mini churches by the roads where accidence has happened
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Agios Nikolaos – up from Kambos

Churches from last days walks;

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On the main road, not fare from Armenopetra
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One of the main churches in town, just behind International Cafè alias Ouzoaren
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Maybe Agios Nikolaos o neos
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Do not know name, was behind a fence
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Maybe another Agios Nikolaos
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Also Pano Karia – I will take a photo of the church one day
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A deserted monastery in Pano Karia
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Same Agios Georgios monastery, beautiful place