Holidays in Skopelos island
The full of trees island of Skopelos belongs to the North Sporades complex. The green pine trees, the emerald sea and the picturesque settlements create a heavenly image!
The captivating town of Skopelos is built amphitheater, overlooking the harbor and has been declared as a traditional settlement. White houses with tiled roofs, balconies adorned with bougainvillea, little churches, narrow, cobbled streets and small squares make up the scenery of this island town. Following the white steps, starting from the port, you will be directed to the Venetian Castle, from where you will have the opportunity to enjoy the magnificent views of both the town and the harbor. The path to the castle is very beautiful, with many churches and old houses spread around the route. In Chora, you will find small, atmospheric bars, restaurants playing folk songs and several taverns. Major attractions are Panagitsa Tower, the House-Museum of Pavlos Nirvanas, the Folklore Museum of Skopelos and Asklepion.
If you are an incurable romantic person, do not forget to take a ride in a carriage along the harbor. The sea breeze combined with the floodlit promenade, create a fairytale atmosphere!
During your stay in Skopelos, you should visit the noble Glossa Village. Traditional houses with small balconies, stone paths and beautiful towers compose an image of indescribable beauty! From Glossa, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the spectacular views of Skiathos and Evia Islands. It is also worth visiting the port of Glossa; the beautiful Loutraki; famous for its picturesque taverns with fresh fish. In Loutraki, the ruins of the ancient Selinountas settlement stand.
Skopelos is ideal for hiking, as it has several paths crossing beautiful pine trees forests, offering breathtaking views. The hiking trips will give you the opportunity to admire the rich biodiversity of the island, as well as to see major attractions and religious monuments of the place.
The peaceful island of Skopelos with its beautiful greenery, its beaches with emerald waters and its particular architectural character influenced by the Venetian building, is a cinematic "corner" of the Aegean which will seduce you!
In Skopelos you will find magnificent beaches and emerald waters. Within walking distance from the town, is the beautiful pebble Stafylos beach. Next to it, there is Velanio, a small beach ideal for those who love solitary places.
On the west side of Skopelos, you will find the popular pebble beach of Panormos. Next to Panormos, there is the natural harbor Blo; one of the most idyllic places on the island. In the west coast of Skopelos, Milia beach unfolds. Tufted pines, white pebbles and turquoise waters create a dreamy scenery! If you stay in Milia until the sun sets, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a sunset like those seen on postcards! Next to Milia, Kastani beach, with beautiful crystal clear waters, unfolds in a green environment.
On the eastern coast of Skopelos there is the beautiful beach of Agios Ioannis, with the homonymous chapel, which dominates the top of the steep cliff. It is worth climbing the stairs to the chapel.
On the north coast of the island, there are two beaches: the sandy beach of Agios Konstantinos and the pebble one of Glysteri. One of the most beautiful beaches of Skopelos is Hovolo beach with tall, white cliffs and turquoise waters which create a scene that is unforgettable!
- Panagitsa Tower
- The House-Museum of Pavlos Nirvana
- The Folklore Museum of Skopelos
- The Asklepion
- The Evangelistria Monastery
- The Monastery of Agios Ioannis (St. John) the Baptist
- The Monastery of Agia Varvara
- The Diocese of Skopelos
- The Drakontoschisma
- The ancient walls in Panormos
- Palio (Old) Klima Village
- Neo Klima Village
- The carved tombs in Sentoukia Village
- The water park
- Skiathos Island
- Alonissos Island
- Skopelos Cheese Pie
- Walnut Pie
- Goat Feta Cheese
- Olive Oil
- Wild Asparagus
How to get there
Travelling by plane
Via Skiathos Island
From the International Airport of Athens, Olympic Air operates flights to Skliathos Airport all year round. Also, during the tourist season, direct charter flights arrive from several European cities such as Amsterdam, Larnaca, Vienna, Copenhagen, Milan, Berlin, Belgrade, Gothenburg, Zurich, Manchester, London, Munich, Oslo, Düsseldorf, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Frankfurt and Bucharest.
For more information visit the web site of the company:
Via Nea Aghialos Airport – Volos city
Furthermore, at Nea Aghialos Airport, in Volos city, flights from Geneva, Munich, Charleroi, London, Frankfurt and Amsterdam arrive.
Then you can get to Skopelos Island either by ferry or flying dolphin.
Travelling by boat
Via the ports of Agios Konstantinos and Volos city
If you wish to travel by boat to Skopelos, you can either take the ferries or flying dolphins of Hellenic Seaways and ANES Ferries, from the ports of Agios Konstantinos or Volos.
For more information on the itineraries for the island of Skopelos, visit the web sites of the companies:
Via the port of Thessaloniki
During the summer months ferry routes operate, connecting the island of Skopelos with the port of Thessaloniki.
Transfer within Skopelos
For your transportation on the island you can use the municipal buses or taxies.
During your stay in Skopelos, you can be served for health issues:
Health Center of Skopelos, Tel: (+30) 24240 22222
Regional Clinic of Glossa, Tel: (+30) 24240 33504
Regional Clinic of Neo Klima, Tel: (+30) 24240 33000
Useful phone numbers
Skopelos Port Authority: (+30) 24240 22180
Port Station of Skopelos: (+30) 24240 33033
Agios Konstantinos Port Authority: (+30) 22350 31759
Volos Port Authority: (+30) 24210 28888
Skiathos Airport: (+30) 24270 21885, 22049
Police Station of Skopelos: (+30) 24240 22235
Fire Department of Skopelos: (+30) 24240 24199, 23090
Health Center of Skopelos: (+30) 24240 22222
Regional Clinic of Skopelos: (+30) 24240 33504
Regional Clinic of Neo Klima: (+30) 24240 33000