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Olive 22/3/16

We went swimming at one of Skopelos's many beaches.
It was really nice! The shore was littered with pretty stones, I encouraged myself to go under the icy water by finding a shiny rock under the surface of the water. I chose a bright red one. As the cold water covered my head, I grabbed the pretty rock and fled to the warmth of my towel that was lying in the sun.

Mum and Wil didn't go all the way in. Danny, Dad and I did. After my first try, I went in again and again, finding more and more nice rocks to collect.

Later, we went to the church where the movie Mama Mia was filmed. It sat on top of a rocky island, connected to Skopelos by a narrow rocky path. It was a good climb to the top, the view was great. The church was really small inside, like lots of the churches on the island only about ten people could fit inside. It was too small to shoot the scenes for the movie so they were filmed somewhere else. When mum told Danny we hadn't seen the movie yet, he couldn't believe it.

Then we went to Glossa, the other port on Skopelos where we had dinner at Danny's friend's restaurant. Glossa is almost the same as Skopelos Town, but it's located halfway up a mountain. It was built this way to protect it from pirates because the pirates would be seen and the time it took to climb up the hill would give the people time to prepare for their attack. The pirates would also be tired after climbing up the mountain!

Skopelos Town is built close to the water, because the northerly wind could blow the pirate ships into the rocks where they would smash into a million pieces. Both of these things are reasons why pirates would rethink going there and find another port. This made the people of Skopelos Town safer.

Posted by wott.on.earth 08:08 Archived in Greece

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