If untouched Skopelos takes your fancy, you’ll have to book a flight to neighbouring Skiathos first. Then you’re just a short boat ride away...
This small Greek Island is so undeveloped that flights to Skopelos don’t actually exist. To get there, you have to book a flight to Skiathos and then make the 45-minute boat ride over to its shores. From the minute you set eyes on the island, though, you’ll know the journey was worth the effort. Along the coast, secluded coves give way to the clear, shallow waters of the Aegean Sea. And inland, pine-stacked hills and dusty olive groves harbour whitewashed villages and time-worn ruins. Scenery aside, the best thing about this place is the atmosphere. Its off-the-beaten-track location means the crowds tend to stay away – so what you get is a unique snapshot of untouched Greece.
Skopelos Top 5
HIDE away at one of the beaches on Skopelos’ west coast. The ones near the town of Glossa can only be reached on foot, so they’re practically always empty.
MOOCH around the cobbled streets of Skopelos Town and stock up on souvenirs in the little clothes stores and gift shops.
SATISFY your sugar cravings with one of the island’s famous desserts. Theese sweet treats usually consist of stewed plums or prunes with yoghurt and nuts.
UNWIND in the evenings with a glass of wine or a fruity cocktail in Skopelos Town. Chilled-out bars take preference over lively nightclubs in these parts.
ADMIRE Skopelos Town’s grand Venetian castle. Set high up on a clifftop, it stands guard over the entire place.
Just So You Know…
Flights to Skopelos actually touch down at neighbouring Skiathos Airport. Then it’s a 45-minite boat ride over to Skopelos itself.