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Welcome to my Skopelos Walks website. I hope that you enjoy browsing through the site and that you will join me on one of my walking tours of this beautiful island set in the Northern Sporades.

Skopelos Walks offers walks to suit everyone; gentle rambles around Skopelos town and its surroundings, to full day hikes in the countryside.

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My suggestions can be found on the Suggestions page. I can also “Tailor” a specific walk or hike according to individual needs. Please e-mail me.

Check out the Seasons page for more detail of the best time to visit.

When the council had money, they weren’t interested. Now they are interested, they have no money! So we’ve  had little or no support from them and keeping the paths open and signed is done by a few volunteers. If you’d like to help, please let me know.

I look forward to meeting you soon!

Best regards,

Heather Parsons

 

heatherABOUT ME – It all began in 1986 when I was sent here to work ‘just for one summer’.  I was delighted by the “old fashioned”, natural beauty of the island and the traditional ways of doing things .  It reminded me of my childhood in Kent.  One is still able to get right off the beaten track to peaceful, green country-side, magnificent views and nothing to hear but the buzzing of insects, the birds singing and the tinkling of goats’ bells. It’s great for bird/butterfly watchers, botanists, in fact anyone who appreciates what nature has to offer.

In 1987 I returned here to work (just for one more summer!) and in 1988 I bought a cottage and settled. In 1990 the Sotos Walking Guide copyright was given to me. I annually updated and added to it.  In April 2001 the guide was given a facelift and a new name: Skopelos Trails, which incorporates the  Sotos guide and includes history, nature notes and “spotters” lists.

From May to October I guide walking tours and hikes. Apart from teaching English, winters are spent remarking the trails and attempting to maintain them.