A stroll at the picturesque pathways of Skopelos Chora will bring you face to face with a lovely encounter. The iconic Vakratsas Mansion stands proud and offers a glimpse at the way the locals lived back in the past. The mansion is pristine, exuding an air of unpretentious supremacy and that special flair of modest elegance. It is definitely the best preserved mansion on the island and a sweet, quaint museum for all travelers to enjoy.
Vakratsas Mansion has been donated to the municipality of Skopelos by Antigoni Vakratsa. This was indeed an act of generosity on her behalf, After all, her intention was to spread the word about local traditions. Bright interiors with all-white walls embrace the most wonderful, simple yet stylish furnishings. Vivid colors on the fabrics and the cupboards complement gracefully the abundant sunlight and the warm aura of hospitality in the mansion.
The centerpiece of the traditional structure is undoubtedly the large garden. There is a palm tree, mingled with the lush greenery and providing an even more refreshing tone. Smell the aromas of the blossomed flowers and feel the sun rays gently fondling your cheeks. This is the perfect place to relax and appreciate the island’s distinctive character. And in this garden a lot of cultural events take place. Check out the latest announcements, as per the events to be held in the premises. You may get lucky and attend a book presentation, an exhibition or a speech.
When you visit Skopelos and Chora, this mansion is a must-see. In fact, you will find it really pleasant to combine your cultural stimulation with a visit to the beach nearby. A splendid way to take in different aspects of the island – Where tradition meets luxury and neoclassic architecture is blended with the timeless beauty of Skopelos!