SKOPELOS TRAVEL GUIDE
Find out everything about your holidays in Skopelos on our travel guide! Skopelos is a beautiful island located between Skiathos and Alonissos. Its picture-perfect setting and its unspoiled charm make Skopelos a popular holiday destination, especially for families and couples. Skopelos has become one of the famous Greek islands as one of the filming locations of the Hollywood movie Mamma Mia. The picturesque church of Agios Ioannis Kastri, where the wedding scenes of the movie were filmed, is known as the Mamma Mia church!
The two main villages of Skopelos are Town and Glossa. Perched on the top of a hill, these two villages boast a breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea. As for Skopelos beaches, they are out of this world! Diving into their crystal clear waters and lazing under the sun are some of the best things to do during your Skopelos holidays!
If you are already thinking of visiting Skopelos, know that ferries to Skopelos Greece depart from the ports of Volos or Agios Konstantinos in the Greek mainland.
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Skopelos is a wonderful island that stands out for its lush vegetation, its exotic beaches, and its picturesque villages. Villages like Skopelos Town and Glossa boast a unique traditional architecture that makes them incredibly photogenic. In these villages, you’ll find a great selection of Skopelos hotels, shops and traditional taverns where you can taste the local delicacies!
Off the villages are numerous beaches with crystal clear cobalt waters, such as Stafylos, Panormos, and Elios. A drive along the island’s coastline, though, will get you to many secluded beaches.
Thanks to its close distance to other islands of the Sporades island chain, Skopelos is a great base for island hopping. Popular island-hopping itineraries are from Skopelos to Skiathos and from Skopelos to Alonissos.
The most popular site in Skopelos is hands down the church of Agios Ioannis Kastri. That’s because the wedding scenes of Mamma Mia movie were shot there. Today, many tourists visit the church of Agios Ioannis to marvel at the romantic setting!
Whether you’re after relaxing holidays or adventurous ones, Skopelos will bewitch you!
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HOW TO GET TO SKOPELOS?
The most popular way to reach the island is by ferry. There are ferries to Skopelos from Volos, Agios Konstantinos, Evia but also from other islands of the Sporades. The closest airport to Skopelos is on Skiathos island.
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Discover the best things to do in Skopelos! From Skopelos sightseeing to activities, we give you the best recommendations for the ultimate Skopelos holidays experience!
Skopelos Town is a picturesque place constructed amphitheatrically on the slopes of a hill. Surrounded by greenery, many hiking trails start from the town and lead to old monasteries.
Panormos is one of the most beautiful beaches in Skopelos. It has crystal waters and is surrounded by beautiful green nature. Part of this beach is organized.
The small church of Agios Ioannis Kastri is known today as the Mamma Mia church, after scenes of this famous Hollywood movie were shot there. It is located close to Glossa village.
Located on the southern side of Skopelos island, the bay of Stafylos has blue green waters and relaxing atmosphere. Few studios are found along the beach.
The Photographic Centre of Skopelos hosts exhibitions, lectures, seminars and workshops of photography.
The fortified monastery of Agia Varvara (Saint Barbara) is worth seeing for its beautiful frescoes dating from the 15th century. It is located in close distance to the capital.
This is a small secluded beach that doesn't get much popular. The shore has white pebbles.
This is a fine beach with white pebbles and crystal water. Part of this beach is organized with sunbeds and umbrellas.