During my stay on Skiathos I decided to explore more of the Sporades Islands and venture out to Skopelos. I had heard so many great things about this island’s dazzling beaches, bustling waterfront, architectural heritage and, of course, the iconic setting for the film Mamma Mia! Therefore, a one-hour trip on board the ferry Ane for just under 10 euros seemed great value.
The ferry journey was pleasant. With a cool breeze and a bar, the time flew by. I even spotted a couple of dolphins!
Once I had arrived into Skopelos I made my way to the Platanos Jazz Bar to meet with Sunvil’s Rep, Nina. I ordered a Freddo Cappuccino, sat under the large plane tree cascading over the bar, looked out into the harbour and spent my time people watching.
I had only planned a 3 hour stay on Skopelos before my departure back to Skiathos on the Hellenic Ferry. To cut a long story short, travel times were misjudged and I missed the last ferry back to Skiathos.
Not to worry! Nina was very helpful and arranged a one night stay in a locally owned apartment. What’s more, I had a whole day and a night to explore more of this beautiful island. How does the saying go? ‘Every cloud has a silver lining’.
So, here comes my top 5 recommended things to do in Skopelos during a short stay…