Glossa, Skopelos

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Glossa
Γλώσσα
Glossa is located in Greece
Glossa
Glossa
Coordinates: 39°11′N 23°37′E / 39.183°N 23.617°E / 39.183; 23.617Coordinates: 39°11′N 23°37′E / 39.183°N 23.617°E / 39.183; 23.617
Country Greece
Administrative region Thessaly
Regional unit Sporades
Municipality Skopelos
Highest elevation 300 m (1,000 ft)
Lowest elevation 200 m (700 ft)
Community[1]
 • Population 1,168 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 370 04
Area code(s) 24240
Vehicle registration ΒΟ

Glossa (Greek: Γλώσσα meaning "tongue") is a village and a community in the northwestern part of the island of Skopelos in the Northern Sporades. The population in 2011 was 993 for the village and 1,168 for the community, which includes the villages Atheato (pop. 12) and Loutraki (pop. 163). The town's elevation is about 200 meters. Glossa is located 11 km northwest of Skopelos (town).

In 1960, Glossa opened a public primary school, a telephone centre and had 1,842 inhabitants.[citation needed] Before the reorganization of the island government in 1997, Glossa and Klima constituted a separate municipality from Skopelos.[citation needed] Currently Glossa has nursery, primary, secondary and high school. There are also several churches. In the neighborhood of Glossa is the chapel of Agios Ioannis, featured in the 2008 film Mamma Mia!.

The Agios Ioannis chapel during filming of the wedding scene for Mamma Mia!.

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