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.
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.