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Skopelos Holidays

Skopelos holidays

Skopelos is a lovely, much underrated island, and a rewarding one to discover. still very much a working island, it has a more ‘Greek’ flavour than its glamorous neighbour Skiathos, and a slower pace of life. Strong traditions and considerable beauty, combined with its delightful town and relaxed atmosphere, make Skopelos an island to savour.

With limited development, this largest island of the Sporades group remains beautifully green and wooded, with pine, oak and plane trees hiding some fine beaches along the sheltered west coast.

Skopelos Holidays

Holidays In Skopelos

Skopelos Town is one of the most characterful island ports in Greece. Strict building and preservation orders have kept it colourful, clean and neat with narrow, climbing streets, countless tiny chapels (over one hundred in all!), and houses linked by bridges in the special architecture of the Sporades. Mulberry trees line the waterfront and shade numerous cafés and restaurants. Skopelos Town also has some good quality shops selling local crafts.

 As well as offering a really relaxing holiday in friendly and attractive surroundings, Skopelos affords excellent walking, perhaps taking in a monastery or two (the countryside is dotted with historic churches and monasteries, three of which are still inhabited). There is too, the (unexcavated) grave of a Cretan king of Minoan times overlooking Stafilos Bay.

Alternatively, rent a mountain bike – ideal for exploring and getting off the beaten track - or try your hand at sea kayaking from Elios. An enjoyable day out can also be had by boat to the National Marine park in nearby Alonissos.

There are some very good beaches to choose from, most of them on the sheltered west coast and easily reached from Skopelos Town by bus or hire car.  They range from tiny secluded coves (generally shingle) to long stretches of white pebble or sand/shingle, such as popular Stafilos Bay (4 kms).

Friday day flight Gatwick or Manchester to Skiathos (note: inbound flight to Gatwick operates via Volos and the inbound flight to Manchester operates via Kavala). Then c 1 hour by scheduled Flying Cat or ferry. (Note: there may be some waiting time at the port). Should ferry schedules remain as last year there is an early morning departure from the island.

Why not combine Skopelos with Skiathos and / or Alonissos.

We can arrange car hire for you on Skopelos.

Our resident representative is based in Skopelos Town. Visits all areas.

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