One of my very favourite s of the Greek Islands I have visited.
Skopelos Town is one of the most picturesque ports in the Sporades with a long harbour wall and tree-lined promenade, backed by houses rising up the hillside.
The countryside is a mixture of pine woods and fruit orchards dotted with the domes of scores of chapels and monasteries – there is said to be one for every day of the year.
Skopelos is much less well endowed with sandy beaches than its noisier neighbour Skiathos. Most beaches are stone and shingle and can be found along the south coast between Stafylos and Loutraki.
Most beaches are served by the island bus which runs the runs the length of Skopelos, but many still require a longish walk down rough tracks.
The island is certain to benefit from the popularity of the hit movie ‘Mama Mia’, starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan, which features many location shots on Skopelos.

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I have been a photographer now for 5 years and loved every minute .
I don’t stick to one particular subject , I like to vary my work then it doesn’t become boring .

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  • photosbylefty
    photosbyleftyabout 6 years ago

    love this technique Irene, you are quite talented!

  • Many thanks John.

    – Irene Burdell

  • CanDuCreations
    CanDuCreationsabout 6 years ago

    Very pretty work and details.

  • Many thanks for your comments.

    – Irene Burdell

  • George Swann
    George Swannabout 6 years ago

    Part of the Grand Tour Irene??…..it is really lovely…what talent you have.!!

  • Thanks George and for the compliment.

    – Irene Burdell

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 6 years ago

    Delightful study Irene. I a gree with John, you certainly have a talent for this …
    I have not been to this Island, but it looks great (I checked the internet)

  • I love this island and Skiathos , the beaches are nicer on Skiathos but they are both lovely islands.

    – Irene Burdell

  • AngelArtist
    AngelArtistabout 6 years ago

    This is so, so beautiful

  • Thank you Angela,

    – Irene Burdell

  • kcdd6
    kcdd6about 6 years ago

    Beautiful work Irene. Lovely detail and colours.

  • Many thanks Richard . Have you been to any of the Greek islands ?

    – Irene Burdell

  • David Harris
    David Harrisabout 6 years ago

    Just what I need on a dreary day! Great work Irene!

  • Yes ,when I was posting it I was thinking I wish I was there .

    – Irene Burdell

  • Mike Paget
    Mike Pagetabout 6 years ago

    Lovely Irene – Skopelos is my favourite Greek Island too – we have been there the last two years running! Lovely clean beaches don’t you think. Mama Mia was great fun too, we went to the beach at Kastani where they filmed some scenes.

  • I just love it and Skiathos , the beaches are nicer on Skiathos but both beautiful islands.

    – Irene Burdell

  • SharonAHenson
    SharonAHensonabout 6 years ago

    Lovely watercolur……..nice colour and detail !

  • Many thanks Sharon.

    – Irene Burdell

  • Mike Paget
    Mike Pagetabout 6 years ago

    If you look through my photos you will find two of Skopelos town. Feel free to use them for a painting if you want. There is a nice one of bouganvilia and steps which would make a good watercolour I think.

  • Thanks Mike I will take a look .

    – Irene Burdell

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