Skopelos is the second largest island of Northern Sporades (95.8 sq.km) with a population of 5.700 people. It's a typical greenblue island of Agean Sea, green because of its pine tree forests, and blue because of its beautiful beaches. It is located 60 nautical miles far from Volos port, and its beaches are suitable for people that seek either relaxing or extremely fun vacations. Some of these beaches are Velanio, Kastani, Panormos, Agnontas, Armenopetra, Stafylos, Chovolo, Milia, Neo Klima, Antina, Agios Ioannis, Limnonari and Glisteri.
One of the most significant tourist attractions of Skopelos is the medieval castle, that was built on the ruins of the ancient main town of Skopelos, as well as Agios Ioannis of Kastri, a small church built on a rock in the sea, its where the ''Mama Mia'' movie was filmed. There are 360 churches found in Skopelos, while 120 of them can be found in the main city of Skopelos.
Skopelos town includes traditional side streets, hotels and rooms to let, stone built houses that are in the same condition for many years now thanks to locals' care. The same type of architecture can be found in the second largest city of Skopelos, Glossa, as well as vineyards and eleonons, and a rare kind of sheep, Glosses. Other villages on the island are Palio Klima (mountainous village with gorgeous views), Neo Klima and the settlements of Agnontas and Panormos, excellent choise for daily trips. Local people are excellent shipbuilders, carpenters and tilers, and there is a great tradition in weaving. Sunset spots in Skopelos: village Palio Klima, Milia beach, village Loutraki.
Accommodation in Skopelos - Hotels in Skopelos
You can find beautiful hotels, apartments and rooms to let in Skopelos town, Stafylos, Panormos, Neo Klima, Glossa and Loutraki. Book now at the available hotels in Skopelos.
Note that there are no buses beyond about 21:00, so an evening in Skopelos would require a taxi or hire a car. You will find 3 ATMs right on the waterfront in Skopelos Town. Also, many rental companies don't allow you to take a car off the island if you would like to travel to Skiathos or Alonissos. Download here bus timetables for 2016 in Skopelos.
Activities in Skopelos include mountain bike, cayaking, hiking, boat trips etc. Read more at the activities section on your left. Especially for boat trips you will find all the boats that advertise their trips along the harbourside and you will find one that suits you. Usually the boats depart at 10 a.m.
Taste the traditional cheese pie from Skopelos, the virgin olive oil and local wine.