Skopelos Town

General information

Skopelos Town: Skopelos Town is the first village ones sees while reaching the port. This little town which is the capital and main port of Skopelos is quite picturesque with lovely whitewashed houses, flower gardens and colorful balconies. Its fountains, its many little whitewashed churches, narrow streets and alleys compose the beautiful setting of the village.

The town is built amphitheatrically amidst lush surroundings with a long labyrinth of alleys reaching the top of the hill where the ancient castle lies. At the bottom of the town, at the port where most of the activities take place during the summer, you will find plenty of restaurants, shops and modern accommodations.

The picturesque Skopelos town has been designated as a heritage settlement. Numerous steep footpaths lead to some of the most beautiful sites of Chora (as the locals call it) like the 13th century castle. Today only ruins of the outer walls have survived.

Inside the castle walls is the oldest church of the town, the 17th century basilica of Agios Athanassios whose initial edifice was built in the 9th century on the ruins of a temple dedicated to Athena. The panoramic view from the top of the castle is breathtaking and truly magical.

In the heart of the town there are many churches and monasteries to visit and the beautiful Folklore Museum that displays a fine collection of ceramics, paintings, frescoes, photos and other traditional objects from Skopelos.

Hotels in Town

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Elli Hotel is a newly constructed hotel situated in a beautiful and quiet location, just a short walking distance from the center of Skopelos Town, the port, and the beach. The hotel offers a swimming pool and beautiful gardens with a patio and shaded gazebo. There is also a breakfast room where a ...

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Christine House

Traditional Houses 

Christine's House is situated a few minutes away from Skopelos Town, allowing you to have an unforgettable experience of private and peaceful accommodation, without having to stay in a remote area. Featuring a free form swimming pool, the house has a traditional style of architecture.

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Conveniently located in the heart of Skopelos Town, Villea Seaview Apartments is ideal for guests looking for central accommodation in a traditional setting. Offering amazing views of the sea and the surroundings, the collection of apartments guarantees an authentic accommodation experience.


Things to See & Do in Town

Check out the things to see & do in Town during your stay and explore what the area has to offer.


Monastery of Timios ProdromosMonastery of EvangelistriaPhotographic CentreMonastery of Agia VarvaraMonastery of TaxiarchesFolklore MuseumVenetian CastleMonastery of MetamorfosiMuseum of HistoryOld Skopelitan Mansion

Town Map

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1 Review
  • giacom39 26 Mar 2009
    More traditional than Glossa
    The town of Skopelos is built on the slopes of a hill and has many streets that go up and down, so it is a bit tiring for walking. However, I prefered it from Glossa village because I thought it was more traditional, while Glossa was probably made to be a tourist hamlet. The port is nice and very similar to the ports of other islands: hotels and taverns all lined along the port. There are no sites near the town (or elsewhere on the island), so on Skopelos you can only enjoy beaches and nature, no human creations, except perhaps from a couple of monasteries that you will find on your way.