Skopelos

Sporades Islands

Skopelos attracts its fair share of visitors to the Sporades, but because it’s bigger than neighbouring Skiathos there usually seems a little more room to breathe. It’s an island of pine forests, orchards and olive groves, and its beaches are a mix of sand and shingle. They’re not quite as good as the beaches on Skiathos, but certainly sun-worshippers will have no complaints. 

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Getting to Skopelos

Flights to Skopelos

Skopelos has no airport, the nearest one being on Skiathos, from where you would need to take a ferry to Skopelos.

Ferries to Skopelos

There are no ferries direct to Skopelos from Piraeus, so to get there you need to take a ferry from either Skiathos or Alonissos. See our Skiathos page for more details on ferries. The journey time on the ferry from Skiathos to Skopelos is about one hour, or 20 minutes on the flying dolphins which operate in the summer.

Ferries in Greece

Ferries in Greece has an excellent and very thorough website where, in addition to checking ferry schedules and times, you can also book tickets and get lots of useful information about travelling by ferry in Greece.

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What to Do on Skopelos

Beaches: Although not as appealing as the beaches on Skiathos, there are good beaches on Skopelos with Milia, on the west coast of the island, being one of the best and the busiest.

Glossa is the island’s second town, in the north of Skopelos. It is just as appealing as Skopelos Town but much quieter.

Don't miss this interesting read about The Retsina Trail on Skopelos, and other preserved hiking trails.

Monasteries: As well as being noted for its churches and chapels, Skopelos also has several old monasteries to see. There are three on Mount Palouki, outside of Skopelos Town, and these include the Evangelistria Monastery (visible from Skopelos Town), Metamorfosis, and the Convent of Prodromos. The Convent is one of the most beautiful, and there are great views to reward the hike out to it.

Skopelos Town is an attractive place with the usual array of white houses built on a hillside beside a bay. There’s a Venetian castle, now in ruins, and numerous old churches and chapels to visit, along with a folklore museum.

Where to Stay on Skopelos

Other Sporades pages

  • Sporades: Travel Information about Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos

    The Sporades are the Greek islands of Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos and Skyros, and this page has information on hotels, restaurants, and what to do.

  • Skyros in the Sporades Islands of Greece

    Travel advice and information on Skyros in the Sporades islands, with details of ferries and flights, and the best things to do on Skyros in Greece.

  • Skiathos in the Sporades Islands

    Travel advice and information on Skiathos in the Sporades islands, with details of ferries and flights, and the best things to do on Skiathos in Greece.

  • Pictures of Skiathos

    This page of pictures of Skiathos in the Sporades by photographer Nick Karvounis will help you decide whether you want to visit this beautiful Greek island.

  • Northern Greece Guide

    The Bradt Guide to Northern Greece is a detailed guide to Thessaloniki, Halkidiki, Macedonia, Thrace, The Pelion, The Sporades and the rest of Northern Greece.

  • Best Things to do on Skiathos

    The best things to do on Skiathos include seeing Skiathos Town, enjoying its beautiful beaches, hiking in the forests, and visiting ancient monasteries.

  • Best Beaches on Skiathos

    The best beaches on Skiathos are the best in the Sporades, and some of the best in the Greek islands, ranging from busy and crowded to quiet and remote beaches.

  • Alonissos in the Sporades Islands of Greece

    Travel advice and information on Alonissos in the Sporades in the Greek islands, with details of ferries and flights, and the best things to do on Alonissos.

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