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Skopelos

Skopelos is thought to be the most green island of the Aegean and is full of olive and orange trees. The town of Skopelos is very scenic with its red roofs, amphitheatrical, with paved streets and on the top of the hill there is a venetian castle

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Name of place: Skopelos

Capital: Hora

Basic tourist information
  • Skopelos is thought to be the most green island of the Aegean and is full of olive and orange trees.
  • The town of Skopelos is very scenic with its red roofs, amphitheatrical, with paved streets and on the top of the hill there is a venetian castle
  • Skopelos is the island with the most monasteries -24- and churches -123- you will ever find on a small island! Evangelistria offers an amazing view over the town.
  • On the N and E side the shores are rugged but on the S and W side, you will find the famous magnificent blue-green beaches of the island.
  • Do not miss to taste the famous traditional cheese pie of Skopelos.
  • Visit Agios Giannis at Kastri, to admire the amazingly peaceful view and to feel like Maryl Streep in the film Mamma mia, as she walked up its stairs.


Main port
  • Main port name: Skopelos harbour
  • Mooring:
    • Berth stern-to towards the root of the breakwater or alongside further towards the end. Muddy bottom, very good holding.
    • The harbour may be very crowded during July-August.
  • Shelter: from all weathers, except from N wind, that causes an unpleasant swell.
  • Available services: fuel, water, ATM, pharmacy, cafes, tavernas, super market. Near the harbour there are 2 laundries. Ask for them.


Alternative bays
  • Stafylos. On the S side, if you wish to swim in exotic turquoise waters. Visible for afar, due to its unique shape. Safe with W and N winds, exposed to S winds. It is best to anchor and take a line ashore. There is a beach bar, taverna.
  • Panormos. Located on the SW and boarded with a pine forest. Very safe anchorage from all weathers. There are in fact two coves -the S being more secluded. The cove Blo, has a very beautiful sunset. Swimming here at nightfall will be a different experience as the waters turn gold! Be careful, as near the shore there are some- visible- rocks. Very deep waters. In the village there are tavernas, cafes, stores.
  • Velanio. For those who love nudism, a virgin beach with fine golden sand. Boarded with pine trees.


Useful Telephone Numbers
Port Authorities phone number  Hospital Police Tourist police
+30 24240 22 180  +30 24240 22 222  +30 24240 22235 +30 24240 22998