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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
8.5
Night life
7.5
Overall rating
9.0
Scores 9.0 out of 10 based on 94 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
10 out of 10

Amanda

Family (the eldest child is at school)
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Villa amazing and Skopelos very beautiful with extremely friendly local people in all the shops and restaurants. Sea crystal clear and everything clean and tidy.
Bed too firm for us but only a personal preference.
Confirmed stay: 16 August 2019
Published on: 17 August 2019
10 out of 10

Gary

Pulborough Family (the eldest child is at school)
+
Experience of culture without excessive outside influence of tourism.
No speed boat availability.
Confirmed stay: 16 August 2019
Published on: 17 August 2019
10 out of 10

Terry

Egham Family (the eldest child is at school)
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It's a beautiful island with several very attractive beaches in little sheltered bays. Good snorkelling around the rocks, even in quite busy beaches.
Beware of relying too heavily on Google maps for navigation! It suggested a number of routes down steep dirt tracks that were not passable by car. A decent road map, provided with the hire car (or even available for purchase) would be a godsend.
Confirmed stay: 09 August 2019
Published on: 10 August 2019
10 out of 10

Paul

Southport Family with post school
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A brilliant place to chill, magnificent views friendly locals😀
Parking is a problem in the town but it is free
Confirmed stay: 09 August 2019
Published on: 10 August 2019
10 out of 10

Timothy

Couple
+
Nature, scenery, views, beaches, food.
Nothing! It’s Greece!
Confirmed stay: 09 August 2019
Published on: 10 August 2019
8 out of 10

David

Couple
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Views and scenery. Very welcoming locals whether in restaurants or shops.
Didn't realise roads would be so challenging.
Confirmed stay: 02 August 2019
Published on: 04 August 2019
10 out of 10

Alison

+
Beautiful and relaxed
None
Confirmed stay: 02 August 2019
Published on: 03 August 2019
9 out of 10

David

Sevenoaks Couple
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Good walking in the hills albeit footpaths were not always easy to follow.
Beaches were a bit disappointing on occasions with music blearing and over organised ... the worst being Kastani that was in Mama Mia film. But better beaches could found.
Eating was good nice places to go although mostly fairly simple Taverna style
Music blearing across the beaches.
Confirmed stay: 02 August 2019
Published on: 03 August 2019
9 out of 10

Scott

Edinburgh Couple
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Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 26 July 2019
Published on: 27 July 2019
10 out of 10

Alison

Andover Family (the eldest child is at school)
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Location of villa so close to shops and town, bars and local food shops
No e
Confirmed stay: 26 July 2019
Published on: 27 July 2019
Views and opinions in these reviews are solely of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of James Villa Holidays (JVH). JVH provides no assurances regarding the accuracy of the information and cannot accept liability for complaints, loss or damage resulting from the article. It does not form part of the contract made when a holiday is booked with JVH and the information provided is not intended to be a rider or replacement to the booking conditions. Reference to the service or product of a third party, is not an endorsement or recommendation and JVH accepts no liability as a result of complaints, loss or damage arising from their use.

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