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Vakratsa Review

Skopelos was once a hub for a well-travelled, politically influential, and highly cultured society and a fascinating peek into that world is offered by a visit to this 19th-century mansion. Furnishings, precious icons, and quotidian antiques made locally as well as from around the world make this a fine showcase of the life and traditions of a local family of high standing, namely that of Andigoni Vakratsa. She, along with her father, was a doctor who offered free medical services to the poor. Head upstairs to view the living room (used only for very special occasions) where you can admire a traditional island engagement dress with its 4,000-pleat skirt.

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  • Address: A short walk up from Ambrosia sweet shop, Skopelos Town, Skopelos
  • Cost: €3
  • Hours: Daily, 10–2 and 7–10
  • Location: Skopelos Town
Updated: 10-13-2011

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