This enchanting island with its picture postcard scenery is an artist's paradise. Being twice the size of its neighbour, Skiathos, but much more peaceful, Skopelos with its flower filled courtyards, pretty cobbled streets and hillsides blanketed by greenery. It paints a breathtaking picture on your approach into the harbour upon arrival.
Over one hundred tiny chapels are dotted around the town creating a striking contrast against the deep blue skies. More than 50% of the island is covered by a virgin forest of pine trees. Skopelos has been referred to as the "Green and Blue Island" due to its vast amount of lush green forest, and beautiful blue sea. The island is a haven for walkers and hikers, offering breathtaking scenery, as well as beautiful flora and fauna. The island features hiking trails of varying terrain - so whether you'd looking for a leisurely walk or a more challenging hike, a holiday in Skopelos is ideal for you.
The Cyclades of Greece offers holidaymakers breathtaking natural scenery, including everything from sparkling coastlines to lush, green forests. The stunning island of Skopelos is no exception; with vast stretches of greenery and pristine, golden beaches, the island of Skopelos is renowned for artists and those who appreciate natural beauty at its best.
All over the island honey is collected and sold in small stores and supermarkets. The olive press in Glossa collects and sells olive oils in attractive bottles. There are several families on the island who collect fruits (plums, cherries) and make sweets from them. It is called in Greece "one spoonful of sweetness" and it is served on a small plate with a small spoon with the fruit and with a small cup of Greek coffee. There is one shop which sells just those products; plums, cherries, oranges, mandarin, grapes, figs, quince and courgettes in syrup. Beautiful pottery can be found where plates, jars, cups are all hand painted in all the colours of the rainbow.
Dreaming of a getaway in paradise? With so much to offer, you're sure to come away from your holiday in Skopelos with memories of a lifetime.
Where to stay in Skopelos
Skopelos Travel Advice
By 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 Stafylos, Agnondas, Panormos, the Adrina Beach Hotel, Milia, Elios, Klima, Glossa, and Loutraki. The fare from Skopelos to Glossa is about 2 Euros.
By 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.
By Boat: To visit the more isolated beaches, take one of the large excursion boats. Excursion boats to Glisteri, Glyfoneri, and Sarres 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.
By Car: Rental cars and Jeeps are available from our representatives