Skopelos holidays are a firm tourist favourite. You can escape on the sandy beaches, get immersed in the culture of the towns, or throw yourself into some cool activities. Skopelos Island occupies the perfect Mediterranean setting, with calm, clear seas, easy-access to the rest of Greece and it’s own natural beauty.
One of the best things about Skopelos is that it doesn’t get crowded, even during peak season. It’s the largest of the Northern Sporades islands, so you’ll find plenty of space to explore on your own or on a family holiday in Skopelos. The scenery is rich with olive groves and rolling hills, while the coast is a joy, filled with secluded nocks and crannies and also flat, white sands.
The most popular beach is Stafilo’s. The blue-green seas offer calm bathing, as well as water sports and activities for the kids. There’s plenty of shade, and the chance to get your own sunbed too, so don’t worry about however long you want to enjoy your time on the sands. Another great spot for a Skopelos holiday is the impressive Panormos Bay. Here you can find the more sheltered coves that couples love. Some of them are only accessible by boat, but as you can easily hire a boat for yourself, that’s hardly an obstacle.
Skopelos town is a vibrant and picturesque place to be. The quaint cottages and lovely harbour are perfect for your Skopelos holiday scrapbook, while the opportunities to shop and have a night on the town are all there too. Taking to the town in the evening means being amongst a truly friendly, fun-loving crowd. There are plenty of bars and clubs and evening entertainment, so you won’t get the chance to be bored here.
For a more laid-back town, head to Glossa, where the picture-book harbour and nearby café strip offer the perfect place to unwind. Whatever pace you want for your holiday in Skopelos, you’ll find it easily.