|• Mayor||Fotis Alexandrios (PK)|
|• Total||5,456 km2 (2,107 sq mi)|
|• Municipality||1,709 km2 (660 sq mi)|
|• Density||900/km2 (2,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+0 (Aetolian Standard Time)|
|ISO 3166 code||SKO|
Skopelos (Aetolian: Σκόπελος) is a commune and the second-largest metropolitan area, by population, in Aetolia. It is located in the Inachos region, on the northern coast of the Ledennic Peninsula. To the north is the Gulf of Inachos and the commune of Port of Skopelos. In the east it is bordered by Bardhikostas and Gamea, in the south by Kastro, Kharitomeni, Simenitiko and Mastro, and the west by Varikon, Asclipio and Yerondomourion.
The city is located around the mouth of the Gulf of Inachos, on flat land straddling the River Parisata. While the central city is focused near the mouth of the Parisata, much of the wider metro is located in the Parisata Valley, which stretches toward Lake Veli.
Skopelos is a major transportation hub for Aetolia and the wider Mesogean region. The Port of Skopelos is the largest in Aetolia and the ?? largest on the Mesogean Sea. Skopelos International Airport is also a major international hub and is the second busiest airport in Aetolia. The city serves as the northern terminus of Aetolia's high-speed railway network as well as the mainland road network. Due to the high level of intermodal connection, Skopelos is home to several large distribution hubs and transport and logistics make up one of the most important sectors in the city. The Parisata Valley has also been one of Aetolia's traditional manufacturing areas, alongside the Central Belt and the Skovpa Gulf Coast.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Administration
- 5 Cityscape
- 6 Economy
- 7 Demographics
- 8 Culture and contemporary life
- 9 Education
- 10 Environment
- 11 Transport
- 12 International relations
The commune of Skopelos is administered by the Skopelos Authority at the municipal level. The regional body is the government of the Inachos region. There is a metropolitan intercommunality, that covers several of the inner city communes, responsible for coordinating efforts between individual municipal authorities and citywide programs and events.
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Culture and contemporary life
Entertainment and performing arts
Bus transport in Skopelos is provided by Skopelos Transport, with a large network of routes connecting the entire metro area. The fleet consists of 340 electric ultra-low-floor trolleybuses and 120 diesel buses. There is an exchange located opposite the Municipal Chambers building in central Skopelos, where passengers can change routes in order to connect to other parts of the city.
The metro network in Skopelos is provided by Morfi Transport, serving the central city and the inner ring suburban communes, as well as Skopelos International Airport. The metro has 7 lines, which fan out from the central station in a radial pattern.
The outer ring communes of Skopelos are served by the city's Proastiakos network, otherwise known as the suburban network.