This traditional village is situated about 8 kilometres from Sitia and the beaches. On a good bus route from Agios Nikolaos. It has shops, tavernas, cafeterias and minimarkets, pharmacy and an infant’s school. It is a fertile farming village, with approx. 1000 residents and mountain views. The nearby Monastery of Marie Faneromeni of Trachila is part of Skopi. The locals get to know you and they are extremely friendly, and often leave gifts of Raki, wine, food etc. Vai beach is about 25 minutes away. The sea is clean, very clear and warm. Scarcely non existent crime in the area.