Skopelos is a Greek island in the western Aegean sea. Larger than Skiathos and smaller than Skyros, this incredibly green island belongs to the Sporades group, which lie off the eastern coast of the mainland, just north of Evia. It’s a beautiful island carpeted with vegetation and green trees, primarily pines, with an abundance of olive, nut and fruit trees.
From Chora there are paved roads leading to the southern beaches and along the west coast as far north as Glossa. Plenty of tavernas can be found at most of the main beach/resort areas, but there are also lots of pretty coves offering privacy. The island is known for its fruit and nuts growing and for crafts. The island has an important name in ceramic design and production, as well as for a variety of handcrafts, such as weaving and embroidery.
Things to See & Do
* Basilica of Agios Athanasios
* Swimming & Water sports
* Skopelos Town
Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Greek
Land Area – 95 km²
Population – 4,500
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 30
Port Location - The island has two ports, Loutraki or Glossa on the northwest coast, and the capital, Skopelos or Chora, on the north coast, about midway along the length of the coast.
Travel Links – You can reach this island by ferry from two mainland ports, Volos and Ai. Konstantinos, which are connected by bus to Athens. You can also fly to nearby Skiathos, and then take one of the frequent ferries across to Skopelos.
A decent bus network, especially in summer, will get you just about everywhere. From stops along the main roads, there are often lovely walks leading down to the beaches, plus great walks along the coast connecting two or more beaches.