Ohi Day (celebration on Skopelos)

Ohi Day (also spelled Ochi Day, Anniversary of the "No") is celebrated throughout Greece, Cyprus and the Greek communities around the world on October 28 each year, to commemorate Greek Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas' (in power from August 4, 1936, until January 29, 1941) rejection of the ultimatum made by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini on October 28, 1940.


Agricultural and Forest areas

Skopelos Island Size (km2) = 96 Km2
Number of inhabitants : ~ 5.000 (sensus in 2011)
Highest Altitude : 436
Mountains with pine tree forests occupy more than half of the island’s total land area while there are several plains used as grazing grounds.
Total UAA (Utilised Agricultural Area) is about 21,00% (20,30 Km2)


The black volta

FOLKLORE MUSEUM of SKOPELOS - Pleated dresses, 19th C.
The black volta (kolovoli), one of the most commonly used dress, was worn by matrons, widows and old women.