Skopelos Island Travel Guide

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Skopelos Island Things to Do

  • Beaches: Agnondas

    A nice little bay and pleasant fishing harbour at Agnondas is enclosed by hills of lush pine forest. Several shoreline tavernas back onto the beach providing good food, especially fresh fish, and they make the place a pleasant spot for that seashore meal - at rather lower prices than you can find in Skopelos Town. There is a very narrow strip of...

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  • Neo Klima (Elios) Village

    "Eleos" means "mercy" and ELIOS is where the island's patron saint Reginus is believed to have delivered his flock from a fearsome dragon. The beach is pleasant enough but this part of the island is intermittently affected by deep earthly rumblings. The unsightly village was slapped up after the 1965 earthquake dislodged the hillside village of old...

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  • Glossa Village

    The second main town of Skopelos is a picturesque village of 1,200 people with a stunning position high over the sea. There are ruins in Glossa dating from 400 BC as well as Byzantine walls to poke about in. The traditional village way of life has so far managed to stand fast against the annual and ever growing influx of visitors and the place...

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  • Chora (Skopelos Town)

    The capital and main port for the island. A charming little town with its white-washed houses, red tiled roofs, flowered gardens and balconies. Its many little white churches,narrow streets, alleyways, and climbing stairs, all built on a hillside in the heart of a bay. Set against a backdrop of spectacular views of the forest covered mountains...

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  • Beaches of Skopelos

    The most popular beaches are all on the sheltered south-west coast. There are many lovely beaches, sometimes the pine trees grow right down onto the beach. Skopelos is also a good nudist spot. The best beaches are: Milia (more crowded after the arrival of water sports, tentatively nudist at its south end), Velonio (half of it is nudist, same half...

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  • Cheese Pie of Skopelos

    One of the things that you must taste is the famous Cheese Pie of Skopelos. Its unique characteristic is that it is not baked but fried on the pan. Taste it and you will be enthused.

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  • Walk on the Seaside

    One of the best things that you should do in Skopelos, is a walk on the seaside just when the night falls. The road closes for the cars, with the exception of the police cars and a lot of people are walking calmly accross the harbour. It's an ideal place for families, because the small children can play on the seaside without the danger of the...

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  • Skopelos town

    Skopelos town, is the capital and the largest settlement on the island. It’s very picturesque little town with its beautiful white houses with red tile roofs suited in narrow and winding alleysThe most interesting part is Kastro and the quarters to the right of it. Many of the fine churches of this town are situated in Kastro, among them Panagia...

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  • Nature in Skopelos

    Compared to Cyclades where hardly any vegetation is found during summertime, Skopelos is blessed with thick pine forests that reach the coast. The nature while driving around is stunning, changing from green of trees to blue of the sea....But it;s not only waht you see near the shore. If you decide to move a bit inland you'll witness the changing...

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  • Sunset in Skopelos

    As most of the beaches and small villages lie on the west side of the island (unlike Skopelos town though) you'll most probable enjoy wonderful sunsets. Either on a beach or in taverna colors and tranquility are unbeatable

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  • Glossa

    Glossa the second largest settlement on the island is situated in the north. It is designed like an amphitheater right along the mountain ridge that leads down to Loutraki the second harbor of Skopelos. In some parts of the village there is no car-traffic and the means for transportation is often a donkey. The houses are beautiful and many of them...

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  • Kastani beach

    Next to Milia beach you'll have the opportunity to swim at Kastani beach. Not the best for my taste but still the environment with lush vegetation and blue sea makes it nice

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  • Andrines beaches

    Andrines are two small beaches a bit away from Panormos beach next to the Andrines Hotel. You ask the bus driver to drop you off at the hotel then you walk a bit further and you reach the beaches through a small pathway. Tranquil, less frequented, with marvelous partial views of Panormos bay

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  • Linarakia beach

    Linarakia is a small beach next to Panormos beach. In fact a few meters after Panormos beach there is a small path leading to the beach. It's not ideal for swimming as many people leave small boats docked there but the small restaurant there was my favorite spot!

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  • Panormos beach/bay

    Panormos beach/bay is located 18 km from Skopelos town and easily reached by public trnasport. Its location is great among the pine trees but development spoils the tranquility and the beauty of the place. Neverthless you can find private room to stay and tavernas to enjoy your meals. Nearby is the natural port of "Mplo" that you see up-right in...

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Skopelos Island Restaurants

  • Paulos Fish Tavern

    It is famous for its fresh fish, its seafood and its salads, that are made by vegetables collected from their garden. Everything is prepared by the hands of Mr Thomas. Trust him, he has been ages to this post.

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  • Le Bistro

    This restaurant is situated on a terrasse of approximately 150 square meters. A few tables are located inside. It serves Mediterranean food, with a mix of Italian, French, Spanish and of course Greek cuisine. You can also try our « fusion food » specialties.The service is efficient without being intrusive, the food is delicate and tasty with fresh...

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  • On Top ! I mean it !

    Open in the summer, this open air restaurant-ouzeri on top of Skopelos castle, also features live Rembetika music by Skopelos native Georgos Xindaris.

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  • The Beach!!!

    Greece has, as I heard, a new law that forbids the bar (restaurant, hotel) owners to charge you entering the beaches or use the beach to rent the gadgets they usually rent. So, you can use all the "facilities"!And the Bar DJ at Stafylos beach was great.We were all "Doors" lunatics there and found that out when we found out that DJ is was one too...

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  • On the top of the old town of Skopelos!

    Live national Greek music played on BUZUKI!Great view on Skopelos bay and tasty food! Suvlaki, Giros...Greek salad...Tasty Greek vines.

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  • Try all unknown meals and drinks, you...

    In Skopelos Island you can enjoy all Greek national meals served on a normal (usual) way that is served in the rest of the country without any fancy changes made up for tourists. The national meals and the sea menu are fresh and full of flavor. My American friends liked it to, so I guess it is not much unusual taste even for tourists that come from...

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Skopelos Island Nightlife

  • General Information

    The nightlife of Skopelos is more low key than on neighbouring Skiathos but if you head for Skopelos Town when the sun goes down you'll find plenty of late night music bars and clubs to keep you occupied until the small hours, especially in July and August.Start your evening with an aperitif at one of the many waterfront or hilltop bars which...

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  • Wild partys that end after sunrise on...

    Prices are a bit high. You can get a bier for 5-7 and a cocktail for 7-10 euros. But it is worth it. Mediterranean bar is something like an opened bar, so you can even get in with a can of bier of your own, and the manager of the bar will greet you at the entrance as he does everybody else. Like Nick Slotter!;o))))))He, he, he...

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  • Sand bellow Milky Way above! What else?

    Sand bellow Milky Way above! What else can you look for? But, some of us took it very seriously…;o)We all had a great time.

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Skopelos Island Transportation

  • Any access to the island!

    you can access the island with 3 ways. by plane that arrives to Skiathos, the island next to Skopelos and then take a ferry for about 15 minutes, or by boat which is way more economic either from the port of Agios Konstantinos (there is also a flying dolphin), either from Volos (in case you are paying a visit there already) and of course from...

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  • Reaching Skopelos Island

    Here are some usefull information about how to reach Skopelos island.You can reach Skopelos by Ferries, Catamarans and Frying Dolphins (Hydrofoils). They depart from the ports of Agios Konstantinos (if you live in Southern Greece), Volos (if you live in Central Greece) and Thessaloniki (if you live in Nothern Greece). Telephones of: Limenarxio...

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  • How to get to Skopelos

    Skopelos lies off the beaten track. As most travellers come to Athens they use Piraeus port to reach most of the islands of the Aegean. Well this is not the rule for Skopelos (as well as the other islands of Northern Sporades).Skopelos is 60 n.m from Volos, 61 n.m from the harbor of Agios Konstantinos (situated in mainland) and 120 n.m from...

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Skopelos Island Shopping

  • Buy Local Products of Skopelos

    Please visit Ambrosia at the front of the harbour. you will find a lot of dellicious local products. Excellent croissants, addictive local sweets, prunes, fresh pies and cakes (particularly the plum pies), home made plum-jam and more. Try their hot doughnuts with local honey and the traditional Skopelos cheese pie

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  • Don`t go shoping here!!!!!!!!!!!

    The only thing that you can buy and that pays off are little glasses for strong alch. drinks (shots) with drawn scenary of Skopelos on it.They cost 1 euro in some gift shops and they realy are the best presents for your friends.WARNING:You must not buy jewelry, because it is not high quality but the prices are very high!

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Skopelos Island Warnings and Dangers

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    by iblatt Written May 16, 2009

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    We visited Skopelos during late summer.
    We loved the island, but... the air was full of wasps!
    Going on a hike - the wasps accompanied us. Renting a bike - a wasp attacked me as I was riding downhill at full speed...
    I guess late summer is not the ideal time to visit the island.

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Skopelos Island Off The Beaten Path

  • Private beaches

    So let me share this small secret: if you find yourself in Mlilia beach (considered one of the best on the island) then walk till the end of the beach and follow small pathways among the pine trees. There you'll discover tiny beaches suitable for solo travellers, a couple or a small group. Underneath the pine trees you have all the serenity you...

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  • Who's a Jackess?!?!

    One thing all beautiful preserved (not ruined by tourists and those willing to do everything to pleas them) places of Mediterranean have in common is that in each of those places you can find one of these. ;o)))))Hardworking servant of his old master… Well scooting arround led me to meet this fellow!;o)

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