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THE 3 PORTS OF SKOPELOS ISLAND
Skopelos is between Skiathos and Alonissos. Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos are the 3 islands of the Northern Sporades Complex.
To Skopelos and to the Northern Sporades (Skiathos, Alonissos) someone can travel by ferry boats, flying cats (catamarans), and flying dolphins. Travel to Skopelos by boat.
In recent years the green Skopelos island started to become popular and remarkable growth in tourism infrastructure has been noticed. However, the Island of the Northern Sporades always maintains its authenticity.
Skopelos is well known worldwide due to the very successful Hollywood movie Mamma Mia and the green-on-blue landscape.
Skopelos is easy to reach from Athens by three ports ( Evia Mantoudi, Agios Konstantinos, and Evia Kimi). Especially during the summer period, the ferry companies are increasing their routes.
Visitors from Northern Greece can use the port of Thessaloniki. For the ones that are coming from Central Greece, Volos is the most comfortable port to access Skopelos.
Skopelos Chora Port, on the southeastern side of the island, Loutraki Port that is the seaport of Glossa Village on the northwestern side of the island, and Agnontas port, 8 kilometers away from Chora on the southwest coast of the island, at Agnontas Village.
Travelers to the Northern Sporades can book their ferry tickets with the four following ferry companies ANES FERRIES, BLUE STAR FERRIES, SEAJETS, and AEGEAN FLYING DOLPHINS.
The active itineraries throughout the year are the following:
FROM VOLOS TO GLOSSA – TO SKOPELOS:
- The Skiathos Express ferry of Hellenic Seaways (Blue Star Ferries)
- The flying Dolphin Erato by Aegean Flying Dolphins
The Sea Jets ships and the PROTEAN and SYMI boats of Anes Ferries operate seasonally only during the summer period, from June to October.
SKOPELOS TOWN PORT
The main island’s port is in Skopelos Town. Chora is also the biggest commercial center on the island. To be more specific there are two ports in Skopelos Chora. The old one, which is protected, and the new one. Of course, all ships dock at the new port.
The boats that travel to Skopelos Town port are the conventional ships PROTEUS and SYMI of the company ANES FERRIES, the conventional ship EXPRESS SKIATHOS and the catamaran FLYING CAT 5 of the company BLUE STAR FERRIES, the catamaran ships PAROS JET and CHAMPION JET 1 of the company SEA JETS, the flying dolphins of AEGEAN FLYING DOLPHINS company and ACHILLEAS ship of the company SKYROS LINES.
The above itineraries refer to the lines Mantoudi Evia – Skopelos, Volos – Skopelos, Agios Konstantinos- Skopelos, Thessaloniki-Skopelos, and Kymi – Skopelos.
The taxi and local bus stops are just to the left of the new port. A few meters away is the municipal parking lot of Chora.
The ships that travel to Loutraki or Glossa port are the conventional ships PROTEUS and SYMI of the company ANES FERRIES, the conventional ship EXPRESS SKIATHOS and the catamaran FLYING CAT 5 of the company BLUE STAR FERRIES, the catamaran ships PAROS JET and CHAMPION JET 1 of the company SEA JETS and the flying dolphins of AEGEAN FLYING DOLPHINS company.
In Loutraki, there is everything a happy traveler may need. Hotels, studios, and apartments for pleasant accommodation, as well as tavernas, restaurants, and cafes. There are supermarkets and seasonal shops, too.
History lovers maybe are interested that Loutraki was the ancient city of Selinous which was founded in the 8th century B.C. Today they can see the ruins of the walls of the city which flourished in the 4th century B.C.
Agnontas is a small seaside village with a port on the southwest coast of Skopelos Island. It is located just 8 kilometers away from Chora.
The Agnontas port is used as an alternative port in cases of bad weather. Therefore, Agnontas is the alternative port for all kinds of ships in cases where due to bad weather conditions the main port of Chora and the Loutraki port are closed.
On the other hand, the ordinary summer itinerary Mantoudi to Agnontas is only operated by ANES Ferries and the ship Proteas. Moreover, the specific route is operated as a direct trip without stops at any other port.
EXTRA TIPS FOR A MORE ORGANIZED TRAVEL
- Since Skopelos has more than one port, make sure to check your departure port.
- For the summer period, especially July and August, book your tickets earlier in order not to face unpleasant surprises.
- Remember only the itineraries from Volos to Skopelos operate the whole year round. Whereas ferries from Thessaloniki, Agios Konstantinos, and Mantoudi to Skopelos and Glossa operate seasonally.
While in Glossa Village the telephone of the port authority is +30 24240 33033.
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