How to get to Skopelos

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HOW TO GET TO SKOPELOS

Skopelos is the greenest island in the Aegean, the second largest island of the Northern Sporades (Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos), well-known for its rich pine forests and wonderful beaches.

If you have doubt where to spend your summer vacation, travelling to Skopelos is the right answer.

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Skopelos

The island of green and blue, awaits its visitors every summer to enchant them! As the green of the pine and the dense forests blend in with the deep blue of the sea and sky, making you believe you are in paradise! Skopelos island has took officially the title of the green and blue island by the International Biopolitical Organization. Since most of the island’s area (over 67%) is covered by virgin pine forest.

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Enjoy a unique combination of dense vegetation and turquoise, lush coasts, a true paradise of tranquility and serenity!
Skopelos is famous for its wonderful beaches with turquoise waters, rich pine forests, the mamma mia movie and of course it’s delicious pies!

Skopelos is between Skiathos and Alonnisos.

On this posts, you will find out in which ways you can reach and explore this unique place!

WAYS TO TRAVEL TO SKOPELOS

Travelling to Skopelos. The most common way to get to Skopelos is by boat, ferry boat, catamaran or flying dolphin. However, you can fly to Skiathos and then travel by sea to Skopelos.

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FERRIES TO SKOPELOS

Skopelos is connected by ferry boat with the following ports:
  • Agios Konstantinos
  • Volos
  • Evia Mantoudi
  • Evia Kymi
  • Skiathos
  • Alonissos
  • Skyros

TIP 1: there is no direct line between Athens (Piraeus or Rafina Port) and Skopelos

TIP 2: from Thessaloniki there are no direct routes to Skopelos. If any itinerary occur it will be announced in June. 

SKOPELOS PORTS

On Skopelos island there are three ports, the main port of Skopelos in Chora, Loutraki in Glossa and Agnontas. In the harbor of Agnontas there are ferries only if the weather conditions do not allow the ships to reach the other two ports.

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Travelers from South Greece – Athens

Those who come from southern Greece and Athens can choose one of the three following ports:

Mantoudi Evia 

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The route is made by the ferry boat PROTEAS of  ANES FERRIES. Trip duration varies from 1 hour and 30 minutes to 2 hours and 30 minutes. Travel cost is 19,80 € per person and 42,00 € per car. The duration depends on the route that the boat follows. The usual itinerary is Mantoudi – Skiathos – Glossa – Skopelos – Alonissos.

Mantoudi is 24 nm from Skopelos.

Agios Konstantinos Fthiotida

skopelos by boat, agios konstantinos, ports skopelosTravelling to Skopelos from Agios Konstantinos. The route is made by SYMI ferry boat of ANES FERRIES, ANES LINES.Trip duration with SYMI is 4 hours and 20 minutes and the travel cost is 37,00 € per person and 100,00 € the car. The itinerary is Agios Konstantinos – Skiathos – Glossa – Skopelos – Alonissos.

Agios Konstantinos is 61 nm from Skopelos.

KImi Evia

skopelos by boat, kymi evia, ports skopelosThe route is made by the ferry boat ACHILLEAS of the company SKYROS LINES. Trip duration is about 3 hours. Travel cost is 20.00 € per person and 42.00 € per car. The itinerary is Kymi – Alonissos – Skopelos.

Kymi is 45 nm from Skopelos.

Travelers from Northern Greece

Those coming from Northern Greece have one choice:

Volos

Travelling to Skopelos from Volos. Volos port provides you more choices and itineraries.

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  • The route is made by the ferry boat PROTEAS of ANES FERRIES.Trip duration is 4 hours and 30 minutes. Travel cost is 23,60 € per person and 52,00 € per person for Loutraki port, Glossa and 25,70 € per person and 54,00 € for Skopelos port. The itinerary is Volos – Skiathos – Glossa – Skopelos – Alonissos.
  • The route is made by the ferry boat EXPRESS SKIATHOS and the catamaran FLYING CAT 5 of  BLUE STAR FERRIES. Trip duration with EXPRESS SKIATHOS is 3 hours and 45 minutes and the travel cost is 30,00 € per person and 85,00 € per car. Trip duration with the FLYING CAT 5  is 2 hours and 45 minutes and the travel cost is 47.00 € per person for Loutraki port, Glossa and 54.00 € per person for Skopelos port. The itinerary is Volos – Skiathos – Glossa – Skopelos – Alonissos.
  • The route is made by FLYING DOLPHIN ERATO of AEGEAN FLYING DOLPHINS.Trip duration is 2 hours and 5 minutes. Travel cost is 35.00 € per person. The itinerary is Volos – Skiathos – Skopelos – Alonissos.

Volos is 60 nautical miles from Skopelos.

THESSALONIKI

Usually the information regarding the routes from Thessaloniki port are announced in June. Of course only in case there are itineraries. So we are waiting for some announcement then.

FLIGHTS TO SKOPELOS

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Travelling to Skopelos. Skopelos does not have an airport, which is not necessary bad since it helps to the maintenance of the beauty and the traditional style of this Greek island.

Travelers can use Skiathos Airport, (Skiathos Town Airport Alexandros Papadiamantis JSI) and then move to Skopelos.

The followings airlines offers flights to Skiathos:

Easy jet
Ryan Air
Lufthansa
British Airways
Aegean Air
TUI Airways

 

TIP: All airline companies have specific timetables and you can book your tickets very early.

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Travelling to Skopelos from Skiathos. From Skiathos there are frequent ferries to Skopelos as well as water taxi that make it even easier for you to travel.

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR travelling to Skopelos

TIP 1: Skopelos has a full season in July and August. So it’s a good idea to book on time.

TIP 2: You should know that the itineraries to Skopelos are schedules as follows:

  • Easter period up to the Holy Spirit the routes finalized just before Easter,
  • Summer season, from May to August, itineraries  finalized shortly after Easter,
  • September the routes finalized in July.

TIP 3: Contact with the travel agencies in Skopelos for more info.

 

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