Skopelos Holidays 2016

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Scintillating Skopelos

The largest of the Northern Sporades Islands, Skopelos holidays promise a wealth of attractions, from enthralling nature and stunning beaches, to captivating culture and engaging history. Greece is blessed with a myriad of remarkable islands, all doused in ancient history and equal proportions of breath-taking scenery, and Skopelos is considered among the most beautiful of the country’s treasures.

Your holidays in Skopelos will embrace the typical Greek getaway that is craved by all, encompassing continuous sunshine, water-based thrills and delectable cuisine. But the island of Skopelos captures more than a generic beach break, and beyond the fine strips of sand and shingle, you’ll discover an island full of rich pine forests and orchards, countless churches and chapels and a heritage-embracing atmosphere that makes this realm of the Sporades a captivating holiday destination.

Sand, Sea and Sites

Paying a visit to some of the island’s major destinations will allow you to gain some insight as to the history and architectural prowess of Skopelos. Basing yourself in Skopelos Town, Glossa or Panormos during your Skopelos holidays will allow you to soak up some traditional atmosphere and choose from a range of Skopelos hotels. It is around these locations and many of the beach resorts where you’ll find some delicious Greek dishes on the menus of numerous tavernas.

Skopelos Town is arguably the most captivating destination on the island, built on steep hillsides that overlook the ocean and declared as a Traditional Settlement of Outstanding Beauty. You’ll discover some stunning architecture found in the houses, streets and churches that adorn the village as well as the remains of a Venetian fortress located just above the town’s most beautiful church, the Evangelismos.

You can’t embark on holidays to Skopelos without packing your swim gear and beach towels – the island boasts some of the most alluring beaches of all the Greek islands. The southern and western side of the island is home to some lovely sandy beaches and calm waters – perfect for swimming – while the northern side sees rougher waters, perfect for water sports. Among the most sought after beaches on the island include Panormos Beach, Limnonari Beach, Agnondas Beach and Milia Beach, while given the island’s location, exploring some of the other Sporades Islands can be an easy adventure to embark on, with Skiathos and Alonnisos just a short hop away.

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