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Fri, 12 May 2017

Holidays In Skopelos Town

Skopelos Town Holidays at a Glance

Skopelos Town is one of Greece's most treasured towns, on a par with Hydra and Simi. It scales the steep, low hills around the harbour and has the same winding, narrow paths that characterise the more famous Cycladic islands to the south.
Scattered on the slopes of the town are just a few of the island's 123 churches.

Who goes to Skopelos town?
Those looking for the taste of the traditional Greek lifestyle and who enjoy relaxing amongst stunning scenery.



Key Facts - Skopelos Town

  • LanguageGreek
  • CurrencyEuro
  • Dialing Code00 30
  • Time Difference+2 GMT
  • Flight Duration4 hours (Approx)

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The village of Glossa: Where no cars are allowed, great views, narrow historic streets, a small church and cafe at the summit of the town.

The Village of Klima: Destroyed in 1965 but has been renovated it. It's fairly small but very enchanting.

The Graves of Sedoukia: Lie next to the 700 metre high mountain Delphi. They are pre-historic graves and we recommend a visit during your stay.

Monasteries On the left side of Skopelos in the hills. Nuns still live within and are very happy to meet visitors. They are called the Evangelistra and Prodromos.

The Folklore Museum: Exhibiting various fine handiworks from the late 19th and 20th century (embroidery, weaving and handicraft work, especially ceramics, knives, woodcarvings and agricultural tools).

The village of Glossa: Where no cars are allowed, great views, narrow historic streets, a small church and cafe at the summit of the town.

The Village of Klima: Destroyed in 1965 but has been renovated it. It's fairly small but very enchanting.

The Graves of Sedoukia: Lie next to the 700 metre high mountain Delphi. They are pre-historic graves and we recommend a visit during your stay.

Monasteries On the left side of Skopelos in the hills. Nuns still live within and are very happy to meet visitors. They are called the Evangelistra and Prodromos.

The Folklore Museum: Exhibiting various fine handiworks from the late 19th and 20th century (embroidery, weaving and handicraft work, especially ceramics, knives, woodcarvings and agricultural tools).

Popular activities during holidays in Skopelos Town include:-

  • Walking in hills and town

    Skopelos Town Holidays - Excursions


    Aegean Paradise Excursion: Relax and enjoy the wonderful coastlines of the Sporades islands, set within the beautiful Aegean.

    National Marine Park: Home of the endangered monk seal and the dolphins.

    Greek Night: A fun but traditional evening, a lively atmosphere and a must on at least one night whilst in Greece.

    Delicious Greek Specialities: Washed down by the tasty local wine. This is buffet BBQ-style with excellent choices for vegetarians. There is a wide variety of fresh salads. It is set in a gorgeous venue overlooking the churches and windy paths of old Skopelos town. You will have a chance to learn your first, Greek, dancing steps by our professional team of local dancers. Not to be missed.

    Secret Skopelos: Discover the true secrets and history of the old town. Listen to stories of the town that bring it to life and meet the local islanders. This town walk combines several different aspects of the life on Skopelos. Admire the local architecture of the village including houses and churches. Learn how people live and work here on the island. Take a peak in the life of the inhabitants of Skopelos including both its religious and cultural significance.

    Make your Skopelos Town holidays extra special by booking some of our great excursions, places are limited so reserve your place at your Welcome Meeting or contact your holiday representative to avoid disappointment .

Eating/Drinking During Skopelos Town Holidays

Greece holidays are truly a paradise for food lovers; speciality dishes include keftedes (meatballs with oregano and mint), dolmades (rice and herbs wrapped in vine leaves) and souvlaki (grilled skewers of meat). Try a Greek meze (a selection of different Greek dishes to taste a little of everything). To compliment your meal, restaurants offer a number of delicious, inexpensive local wines varying from area to area. Or try a glass of ouzo, Greece's national drink.

Major resorts provide a wide variety of bars and restaurants with something to suit all tastes, from all-night discos and international restaurants to cosy little tavernas serving typical Greek fare. Nightlife in the smaller resorts tends to centre round the latter where the charm lies in their authenticity and more traditional feel.

Getting Around on Skopelos Town Holidays

Bus: Skopelos is reasonably well served by public bus. There are four routes. Buses run the main route every half-hour in the high season beginning in Skopelos town and making stops at Stafilos, Agnondas, Panormos, the Adrina Beach Hotel, Milia, Elios, Klima, Glossa, and Loutraki. The fare from Skopelosto Glossa is about 2 Euros.

Taxi: Taxis will provide service to almost any place on the island. They are not metered so negotiate the fare before accepting a ride. A typical fare, from Skopelos to Glossa is around 25 Euros.

Boat: To visit the more isolated beaches, take one of the large excursion boats. Excursion boats to Glisteri, Gliphoneri, and Sares beaches operate only in peak season. From the port of Agnondas, on the south coast, there are fishing boats to Limnonari, one of the island's better beaches.

Car Hire: An excellent way of getting around during Skopelos Town holidays, car hire gives you complete flexibility as well as the ability to see more of the island.

Skopelos Town Holidays Shopping

Bargain purchases for those taking holidays in Skopelos Town include:

  • Ceramics
  • Gold
  • Honey
  • Leather.

Holidays in Skopelos Town - Beaches

Stafylos: Close to Skopelos town with a traditional taverna.

Agnondas: A small, quaint fishing port.

Limnonari: - A white and sandy beach with two taverna's on the beach.

Panormos: Several taverna's and a small supermarkets.

Kastani: A very picturesque beach situated within a cove. More remote than the other spots. (Most of the beaches in Skopelos offer sunbeds and umbrellas for hire.)

Weather and climate information

Max Temp F Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Skopelos 64 72 80 83 83 77 69
London 56 61 68 71 70 66 56
Sunshine Hours Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Skopelos 8 9 10 11 11 9 7
London 5 6 7 6 6 5 3

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