|Location:||Skopelos Island, The Sporades. Northern Aegean.|
Basilios D. Koukorinis (1977):
|As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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On the northern coast of Skopelos is a small island, formed when part of the cliff fell into the sea. The villagers have built a small chapel and christened it with the name "St. John the Beheaded".
To the west of the chapel there is a small stone wall, the other side of which is a steep and narrow path leading down to the hermitage. There, underneath a large stone is a cave, where an unknown Christian led a hermit's life. Every year on the 29 August, Mass is celebrated in the chapel to commemorate the life of St John the Beheaded.
Text by Tony Oldham (2002). With kind permission.