Skopelos is a green island with a multi-faceted tourist profile full of contrasts that make it an excellent destination for unforgettable vacation. Recently, the fame of Skopelos has crossed the Greek border and reached the four corners of the globe, having as "vehicle" the well-known American-British musical "Mamma Mia" whose scenes were shot on Kastani beach, 21 km from the island’s capital “Chora”.
It is the second largest island of the Sporades, with first Skyros, third Alonissos and fourth Skiathos. Skopelos, like the rest of the Sporades, is considered as a favorite destination for the people of Thessaloniki and the residents of Northern Greece. Usually, they visit it either by direct ferries departing from the port of Thessaloniki (when there are itineraries available) or via the port of Volos. Book your ferry tickets to Skopelos at ferrytraveller.gr and pack your bags for an unforgettable summer vacation by ferry in the Aegean starting from here.
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HOLIDAYS IN SKOPELOS
Skopelos is the ideal destination for those who want vacation that combines various and different situations. It is a verdant island, where the green of nature embraces the deep blue of the sea, with entertainment following the modern ways of expression but also the tradition has found its own space here, and the quiet corners are in balance with those that follow the most intense night entertainment. However, compared to Skiathos, the "intensity" of entertainment in Skopelos is several levels lower, without this being a disadvantage. On the contrary, some see it as a significant advantage!
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WHAT TO DO IN SKOPELOS - THE MAIN SIGHTS
One of the busiest parts of the island is the main port of Skopelos (there are two smaller ones, Agnontas and Loutraki) around which Chora unfolds amphitheatrically. There you can find everything, you can eat, drink, buy, rent a room, stroll around, have fun! It would be an omission if during your visit in Chora you do not go up a few steps to find yourself on the best balcony of the time, the cafe-bar "VRAXOS" with a view that will be unforgettable.
When you decide to leave Chora to explore the rest of the island, the options are many and extremely interesting. In your vacation plan, which you should make sure to be multi-day, you should definitely include a visit to the following places: First of all the famous, due to the movie "Mamma Mia" church of Agios Ioannis in Kastri where you will need to go up 105 steps to admire the magnificent views from the top. Arriving at the top, you will be compensated by seeing the amazing view to the Aegean and to the island. Now, you will remember it and you will be able to tell your friends that you visited the church where the wedding of the film "Mamma Mia" took place and where, since then, many couples go to get married.
BEACHES IN SKOPELOS
Skopelos has countless beaches, most of which have the same basic characteristics: crystal clear waters, pines that almost touch the sea and blue-green shades. According to ferrytraveller.gr team, while organizing your visits to the beautiful beaches of the island, among those that you should not miss are:
Stafylos beach: A beach just 10 minutes’ drive from the island’s town, with turquoise waters and golden sand, embraced by pine trees. It is one of the famous beaches of the island, organized with umbrellas and beach bar. There is also lifeguard on the beach. Tip ferrytraveller.gr: The route to reach the beach include a little walking and some stairs.
Panormos beach: This is a deep pebble beach. Known due to its easy access, the amenities and the protection from the winds. Here you will admire the view of the natural harbor "Blo" and an idyllic sunset. Then you can go for lunch in one of the many taverns in the area.
Milia beach: A beach embraced by green pines with a wonderful view of the island of Dassia, which is easily accessible by boat. Many people claim that it is the best beach on the island. A series of rock formations acts as a natural divider, dividing the beach in two. The left side attracts more people as it is organized with sunbeds, umbrellas and beach bar, while the other side is more private. On the negative side of the beach is that it is quite exposed to the wind resulting in very frequent waves. Milia beach of Skopelos is easily accessible either by private transport, taxi or bus.
Kastani beach: The legendary shooting of "Mamma Mia" took place on this beach. Organized beach, with clear waters and pines that almost touch the sea.
Velanio beach: This is a paradise on earth on the southwest side of Skopelos. All shades of blue, with the sea touching the horizon,blending with the colors of the sky, while pines coming out of the sea to spread on the shore. To get here you must cross the adjacent beach Stafylos and follow the path to the rocks. This is an official nudist beach - the only nudist beach in Skopelos. Tip ferrytraveller.gr: If you come to the beach by boat, pay attention to the many rocks, as well as the PPC network that passes between the two beaches.
Limnonari beach: There are two versions regarding the origin of the name of this beach: according to Greek mythology this beach owes its name to the god Aris (the lake of Aris), who was enchanted by its beauty, while with the second one claims that the name occurred due to the small size of the lake with permanently calm waters. Another beach embraced by pines, with pebbles and crystal-clear waters. Organized with umbrellas, sunbeds, beach bar, water sports and taverns. Tip ferrytraveller.gr: While entering the beach, pay attention to the large calcium rock, which slips.
Other beaches are Hovolo, Glossa, Perivoli, Glyfoneri, Armenopetra and Agnontas. Do not forget that you can also enjoy the sea and the beach of Pethameni (it is one of the most beautiful on the island) as well as dive into the waters under the church of Ai Giannis in Kastri.
FOOD IN SKOPELOS
While you are still on the island, do not miss to eat the famous Skopelian cheese pie, there in its place of "origin". Add to the menu some lobster spaghetti, stuffed squid or cuttlefish with barley, cooked in their ink but also goat or even some meat with Skopelian plums.
AND SOMETHING LAST FOR SKOPELOS
During your stay on the island, please bear in mind not to leave any garbage behind. Let us not forget that the Northern Sporades National Marine Park has been operating here since 1992, where the largest population of the Mediterranean Seal, the well-known Monachus Monachus, lives.
SKOPELOS SHIPPING CONNECTIONS WITH CONTINENTAL GREECE
If you choose to travel by ferry, know that Skopelos is connected to the port of Volos and Mantoudi, the port of Evia, all year round. It is also connected with the port of Agios Konstantinos, during the summer season and occasionally with the port of Glyfa. Finally, it is connected by ferry to the other islands of the Sporades, with ferry services that run throughout the year. You can view ferry timetables, get information about all ferry connections and book cheap ferry tickets to Skopelos at ferrytraveller.gr easily and quickly.
VACATION BY BOAT IN SKOPELOS - SHIP SCHEDULE AND FERRY TICKETS VOLOS - SKOPELOS
The ferry connection Volos - Skopelos is serviced throughout the year. In summer, however, ferry itineraries from Volos to Skopelos are much more frequent, with various options at the time of departure. Skopelos is about 4 hours away from Volos, if you choose a trip by conventional ferry, while if you choose a speedboat your travel time is reduced to about 3 hours and 10 minutes. The distance from the port of Volos is estimated at 38 nautical miles.
We suggest you reach Volos with your vehicle and take it with you to Skopelos, to have flexibility while exploring the island. Indicatively, Volos is 325km from Thessaloniki and 207km from Athens. If you choose to transport your vehicle to the island, you should choose a conventional ship and we recommend calculating your arrival at the port at least 1 hour prior the departure. However, if you reach Volos by bus or train, expect about 15-20 minutes for your transfer to the port of Volos.
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HOLIDAYS BY SHIP IN SKOPELOS - SHIP ROUTES AND FERRY TICKETS MANTOUDI - SKOPELOS
If you choose Skopelos for your summer vacation, you can also travel to the island by ferry from the port of Evia, Mantoudi. Ferries from Mantoudi to Skopelos run almost all year round with daily ferry departures especially in the summer season and the duration of the ferry trip is about 1 hour and 50 minutes. However, as the duration or frequency of ferry services may change, we always advise you to consult the reservation engine of ferrytraveller.gr for the travel date you are interested in.
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VACATION BY BOAT IN SKOPELOS - SHIP SCHEDULE AND FERRY TICKETS AGIOS KONSTANTINOS - SKOPELOS
Usually during the summer months, the route Agios Konstantinos - Skopelos is performed. The duration of the boat trip to Skopelos from Agios Konstantinos usually lasts about 4 hours, with ferry departures about 5 times a week.
Due to the seasonality of the itinerary, we advise you to check in the reservation engine of ferrytraveller.gr live and reliable the available itineraries on the desired date of your trip. Book easy and cheap ferry tickets to Skopelos, pack your bags and get on the ship!
FERRY TICKETS FOR SKOPELOS - SHIPPING CONNECTIONS WITH ISLANDS
Usually during the summer months, the ferry connections of the island with other islands of the Sporades increase. Due to its strategic point, as it is the closest to the port of Volos, as well as the possibility of going to other ports of the Sporades, with frequent ferry services, the island is a good choice for island hopping.
If you are thinking of Skiathos, Alonissos and Skyros and you cannot decide which islands to travel to during your stay in Skopelos, look no further. See the interactive map of ferrytraveller.gr and get information about all ferry routes to and from the island. This way, you can easily and quickly book ferry tickets in just a few clicks, starting here for an unforgettable boat holiday.
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FERRY TICKETS FOR SKOPELOS AT FERRYTRAVELLER.GR
If you choose a ferry trip for your vacation, see through the page of ferrytraveller.gr all available ferries and book ferry tickets easily and quickly at no extra charge, to experience the magic of Skopelos in the heart of the Aegean. We are at your disposal for any questions, in order to help you organize your dream vacation in Skopelos, with the cheapest tickets on the market.
CAN I CHANGE MY FERRY TICKETS FOR SKOPELOS?
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