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Villas in Skopelos

Skopelos is the largest island in the Northern Sporades group, yet remains charmingly untainted by mass tourism. Lush green hillsides carpeted with pine and olive trees sweep down across the countryside, earning Skopelos its worthy title of ‘the Emerald of the Aegean’. Its pretty white-washed houses spill in layers down the hillsides giving a truly Greek scene whilst the dense pine forests provide a beautiful backdrop for olive groves and wonderful plum, almond and citrus orchards. Days can be spent exploring the wonderful interior of the island, lounging on lovely sand and shingle beaches and discovering pebble coves. This unspoilt island is reached from the neighbouring island, Skiathos. Guests can pre book tansfers from Skiathos airport to the island of Skopelos via ferry. The fast hydrofoil service from Skiathos takes a mere twenty minutes to reach the small port of Glossa at the island’s north-western tip, you will disembark the ferry at either Glossa or Skopelos port, depending on the location of your villa.

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Skopelos - Make your own Greek odyssey

What better place to experience the warm and laidback lifestyle so associated with Greece. Our Skopelos villas celebrate the simple pleasures of life - long sunny days, good food, great company and even better spirits - all set to some of Greece’s most beautiful backdrops.

  • Skopelos Food

    Across the island there are a variety of local amenities and tavernas offering traditional Greek fare. However, for a wider variety a visit to Skopelos Town should not be missed. The harbour is the hub of Skopelos Town; here, you can enjoy one of the mouth watering traditional dishes accompanied by a glass of chilled Retsina in one of the many waterfront cafes, bars and tavernas.

  • Skopelos Activities

    This mountainous island offers many natural ravines, gorges and miles of old mule tracks winding across the island for walkers to explore and admire. You can join an organised walk or explore the beautiful countryside with a picnic. The narrow streets of the old town are well worth a visit, and an organised walk can be taken. The pathways and stairs are quite steep but the magnificent views make the effort worthwhile!

  • Skopelos Beaches

    The beaches are a must – choose from sand, shingle or sheltered pebble coves. Whichever you choose, the crystal clear water lapping the shore will appeal to swimmers, snorkellers and divers alike. Boat trips are available from the main port of Skopelos should you wish, inter-island ferries let you explore the nearby islands.

  • Skopelos Nightlife

    Steeped in history, everywhere you turn in Skopelos there is a reminder of the rich culture of Greece. There are ruins in Glossa dating from 400 BC and ancient walls from the Byzantine time. Skopelos Town itself is built at the foot of a Venetian Castle, whilst at Cape Gourouni the northern most point of the island, the monastery of the Aghios Taxiarchos, can be found. Built on the ruins of a 7th century Byzantine church and featuring a working lighthouse, with spectacular views.

  • Skopelos Holidays - Points of Interest

    • Enjoy a long lazy lunch in one of the many waterfront tavernas, whilst surrounded by wonderful scenery.

    • Explore the beautiful countryside on one of the many walking trails which wind high into the hills, drawing you through the famous olive groves and plum orchards.

    • Take a boat trip to the neighbouring island of Alonissos and you will be rewarded with natural beaches and a beautiful coastline. If you are lucky, you may catch a glimpse of dolphins in the clear blue waters.

    • Enjoy the peaceful, secluded coves and bays which can be found dotted around the Skopelos coastline.

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Sights / Places to go
8.2
Night life
7.3
Overall rating
8.8
Scores 8.8 out of 10 based on 90 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
10 out of 10

Peter

London Couple
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Been before, love the coastline and the overall tranquillity
No, it was as near perfect as you can get
Confirmed stay: 21 June 2019
Published on: 24 June 2019
10 out of 10

Leo

Aylesbury Couple
+
Villa, pool, views and value.
Nope!
Confirmed stay: 21 June 2019
Published on: 24 June 2019
9 out of 10

Rex

Beverley Couple
+
Beautiful, relatively unspoiled island with excellent, quiet and clean beaches.
A real opportunity to wind down, relax and remember that life is to be enjoyed.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 21 June 2019
Published on: 24 June 2019
9 out of 10

Simon

Mansfield, Notts Couple
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The three beaches we visited were Panormos, Kastani and Milia. Mostly pebble but that wasn’t an issue for us. Very quiet and peaceful. No hassle from sellers and super restaurant at Panormos. The Agios Ioannis (Mamma Mia chapel) was well worth a visit and Skopelos Town. We were not at Skopelos at night but apparently it’s very lively. Lowish score for nightlife as we were at Loutraki and it’s small and quiet. Nice restaurants but not really a nightlife place as far as we could see and we didn’t want that scene.
There are some very large “wasps” that hang around the pool area. They didn’t sting us because we remained calm and didn’t try to sway them but they are a little disconcerting.
Confirmed stay: 14 June 2019
Published on: 22 June 2019
10 out of 10

Alex

Sherburn In Elmet Couple
+
Friendly locals and great food
No bad points
Confirmed stay: 14 June 2019
Published on: 21 June 2019
8 out of 10

Ann

Battle Couple
+
Mainly an unspoilt island which felt very safe, lovely weather and good bakery, fishmongers and butchers
The return journey back to the UK was terrible - 15 hours from the leaving the villa to getting off the plane at Gatwick. Thisis our 2nd trip to Skopelos with Enter Air - minimal food available on the return - we had to disembark for re-fuelling at Volos (which added to the journey time) when on a previous trip we stayed on the plane for re-fuelling. On arrival at Gatwick the pilot pulled into a remote parking bay but we were held on the plane for 45mins to disembark as we were told there was no ground crew available - similar to what happened last year. So we had a 5am start - a 7am ferry to Skiathos and then 5 hours hanging around the port in Skiathos before proceeding to the airport - this made for a very long day. Surely there are more favourable travel options? Finally we were interested in staying at the Villa for another week (it was available) but were told by the Rep that this was not possible because there were no return journeys available. Despite the 'improvements' at Skiathos airport check in was chaotic with only one bag scanner working intermittently - queues were long.
Confirmed stay: 14 June 2019
Published on: 19 June 2019
7 out of 10

Noreen

Exeter
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Views excellent
Shaded areas to small
Confirmed stay: 14 June 2019
Published on: 19 June 2019
10 out of 10

Philip

Lincoln Couple
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The whole island is beautiful and the people are the friendliest we've met in 14 years of going to Greece.
If you need to be entertained constantly you may struggle on Skopelos unless you're based in Skopelos Town. Again not an issue for us.
Confirmed stay: 07 June 2019
Published on: 15 June 2019
8 out of 10

George

Couple
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Lush green hillsides, clear blue water, quiet and unspoilt by crowds of tourists.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 07 June 2019
Published on: 08 June 2019
9 out of 10

Graham

Cupar Couple
+
All of it
Not really
Confirmed stay: 07 June 2019
Published on: 08 June 2019
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