Glossa: A small town on the Island Of Skopelos, Greece.

The Rough Guide to the Greek Islands calls Glossa `a quite beautiful, totally Greek town`. Correct! (Although with a thousand houses it is really a village) But it is out of date in one important detail. Glossa now has excellent water pressure year-round since the drilling of new boreholes. 

In ancient times, boats were beached in Loutraki, but when pirates were spotted the people retreated up the hill to Glossa. Glossa and Loutraki remain two sides of the same coin today. 

Glossa is … 
... a traditional Greek village where visitors are made welcome
... the balcony of the Aegean with some of the best views of any Greek island
... the starting point for beautiful country walks – some ending at deserted beaches

Glossa has ... 
... three supermarkets, several mini-markets, three bakers, two butchers, fresh fish sellers every morning
... a clothes shop, a flower shop, a haberdashers, a little post office and an information centre
... several restauarants and tavernas – including some famous ones – plus cafés and loads of Greek village life just happening around you. 

Glossa is 20 minutes walk or five minutes drive down to Loutraki. 

Loutraki is … 
... the port of Glossa, your gateway to Skopelos Island and the starting point for a mini-cruise to SkopelosTown
... a pretty little fishing village and yacht mooring. 

Loutraki has ... 
... a supermarket and a baker and you can buy fish straight from the boats
... two specialist fish restaurants and three cafés all with waterfront dining
... the ferry ticket office and car / motorbike hire office
... a secret nightclub in high season. 

Loutraki is beaches and swimming within seconds walk of the local accomodation and watching the boats coming and going in the harbour.