Glossa is the second largest settlement on Skopelos
, with population of about 1 000 inhabitants. It is in the north part of the island, built amphitheatrically on the slope of a mountain, with wonderful view over the sea and the island of Skiathos
. The sea shore is a few km down the slope.
The old part and center of the village is closed for cars. There is a municipal parking lot next to the big church, which is along the main road and if you want to take a walk in Glossa, you have to continue on foot. The houses are old, with painted wooden balconies and window covers. The streets are cobbled, narrow and steep but they all lead to the top of the village where you will find a small square with a couple of tavernas and cafe, and of course a church.
There are no accommodation options in the village itself but there are hotels around the main road and in Loutraki
- the second port of the island which is situated 2-3 km below Glossa. In the past Loutraki was just the port of Glossa but now it is developing as a small resort with hotels, rooms to rent, tavernas by the sea and a few beaches.