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Your suggested 10 night island hopping itinerary

  • Skiathos - 3 nights
    Ferry to Skopelos (90 mins - daily)
  • Skopelos - 3 nights
    Ferry to Alonissos (30 mins - daily)
  • Alonissos - 3 nights
    Ferry to Skiathos (2 hours 15 mins - daily)
  • Skiathos - 1 nights
    Ferry to Skopelos (90 mins - daily)

Prices from £1315pp for departures in Summer 2020 from London Gatwick. All ferries and private car transfers between the ferry port and your hotel included. Upgrade to 5 Star from an extra £35pp per night. Available from mid May to the end of October.

Flying into Skiathos is available from London Gatwick, London Stansted, London Luton, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands and Newcastle.

A romantic lustre adds sparkle to the marvellous Sporades Islands. Legend has it that one island was created by the love child of gods. Now two islands are the focus of one of the 21st century’s most successful romantic movies, Mamma Mia.

Skiathos

Your journey starts in Skiathos, just 12 miles long but with more than 60 beaches.  Gorgeous Skiathos Town has shady tavernas on a busy waterfront. The narrow streets of the bustling old town are crammed with shops, cafes and bars. You can rock the night away - if you want to. You can climb Venetian castles, stroll through forests, discover quiet sandy beaches and even take a rescued dog for a walk. Buses run five times an hour through peak season, linking resorts between Skiathos Town and Koukounaries, the best-known beach that is a crescent of golden sand fringed with pine trees.

Skopelos

Next stop, scenic Skopelos. Larger than Skiathos but not as busy. Look out for dolphins before you sail into a harbour that is backed by a hillside covered in white houses with terracotta roofs. Tree-filled Skopolos has forests, orchards thick with almonds and plums and the delightful scent of wild herbs is everywhere. Keep an eye out for eagles, buzzards and owls and the 360 churches and chapels. Several beaches can be reached easily by bus or hired vehicles and many more beaches are waiting to be found in bays and coves. 

Alonissos

Then there's amazing Alonissos – a gem for those wanting to get away from it all.  You feel the sense of calm as you sail into elegant Patitiri, the small town and main port. Some beaches have bright white pebbles or sand creating a vivid contrast with the turquoise sea.  Many beaches are surrounded by pine forests that cover much of the island. Alonissos is in Europe’s largest marine park which protects monk seals and dolphins. It has a rescue centre for baby seals.  Try to fit in a boat trip around the park.  

Read more about island hopping in the Sporades islands in our blog.

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Princess Resort Skiathos, Platanias, Skiathos. Pool view at night

Princess Resort ★★★★★

Skiathos

  • Located in Aghia Paraskevi
  • Harmony Club Spa & close to sandy beach
  • Minimum stay 5 nights
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Bourtzi Boutique Hotel, Skiathos Town, Skiathos. Pool

Bourtzi Boutique Hotel ★★★★

Skiathos

  • Adults only hotel located in Skiathos Town
  • Swimming pool and stylish cocktail bar
  • Minimum stay 1 night
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Esperides Hotel, Pool

Esperides Beach Hotel ★★★★

Skiathos

  • Located in Achladies
  • High standard of accommodation
  • Minimum stay 3 night
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Filokalia Apartments ★★ plus

Skiathos

  • Located in Achladies
  • Studios set in pretty white buildings & Exclusive to Olympic Holidays
  • Minimum stay 3 night
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Princess Resort Skiathos, Platanias, Skiathos. Pool view at night

Princess Resort ★★★★★

A luxury retreat on a pristine stretch of beach.

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Bourtzi Boutique Hotel, Skiathos Town, Skiathos. Pool

Bourtzi Boutique Hotel ★★★★

A relaxing and modern boutique hotel ideally located

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Esperides Hotel, Pool

Esperides Beach Hotel ★★★★

Conveniently located next to Achladies Beach

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Filokalia Apartments ★★ plus

A traditional hotel in attractive gardens

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Skopelos Village, Main

Skopelos Village Hotel ★★★★

Skopelos

  • Located in Skopelos Town
  • 600 metres from the beach
  • Minimum stay 7 nights
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Aperitton Hotel ★★★

Skopelos

  • Located on a hillside on the outskirts of Skopelos Town
  • Panoramic views of the bay and surrounding area
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
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Evlalia Studios and Apartments, Pool area

Evlalia Apartments ★★ plus

Skopelos

  • 1km from the port and town of Skopelos
  • Surrounded by olive groves and panoramic views
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
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Rigas Hotel ★★★

Skopelos

  • 300 metres from Skopelos seafront
  • Surrounded by lush green vegetation
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
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Skopelos Village, Main

Skopelos Village Hotel ★★★★

Set in fragrant gardens this stylish hotel overlooks the beautiful bay.

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Aperitton Hotel ★★★

A warm and friendly hotel close to all amenities

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Evlalia Studios and Apartments, Pool area

Evlalia Apartments ★★ plus

A good standard accommodation in a picturesque location

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Rigas Hotel ★★★

A modern hotel for an unhurried relaxing stay

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Marpunta Village Club ★★★★

Alonissos

  • Set in picturesque gardens by the sea
  • Great for families
  • Minimum stay 5 nights
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Atrium of Alonissos, Main

Atrium of Alonissos ★★★ plus

Alonissos

  • Hillside location overlooking the sea
  • Two swimming pools
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
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Ilias Studios, Alonissos. Exterior view of property

Ilias Studios ★★ plus

Alonissos

  • Just 10 mins from Patitiri and harbour
  • Tranquil self catering holiday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
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Marpunta Village Club ★★★★

Relaxing holidays with plenty of activities

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Atrium of Alonissos, Main

Atrium of Alonissos ★★★ plus

Picturesque views and comfortable acommation

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Ilias Studios, Alonissos. Exterior view of property

Ilias Studios ★★ plus

A great base from which to explore the area

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Bourtzi Boutique Hotel, Skiathos Town, Skiathos. Pool

Bourtzi Boutique Hotel ★★★★

Skiathos

  • Adults only hotel located in Skiathos Town
  • Swimming pool and stylish cocktail bar
  • Minimum stay 1 night
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Cape Kanapitsa Pool

Cape Kanapitsa Hotel & Suites ★★★

Skiathos

  • Set in tropical gardens
  • Views of the Aegean Sea
  • Minimum stay 1 night
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Bourtzi Boutique Hotel, Skiathos Town, Skiathos. Pool

Bourtzi Boutique Hotel ★★★★

A relaxing and modern boutique hotel ideally located

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Cape Kanapitsa Pool

Cape Kanapitsa Hotel & Suites ★★★

A picturesque location for a relaxing holiday

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