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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 pre book transfers from Skiathos airport to the island of Skopelos via ferry or hydrofoil. The hydrofoil and ferry service from Skiathos takes a mere twenty minutes to reach the small port of Glossa at the island’s north-western tip, and a further 40 minutes to reach the main port in Skopelos. You will disembark the ferry at either Glossa or Skopelos port, depending on the ferry timetable or 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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Scores 9.1 out of 10 based on 97 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
9 out of 10


Alcester Couple
Beautiful Island , hired a boat to visit deserted beaches
Organised beaches, beautiful beaches completely ruined!!
Confirmed stay: 04 October 2019
Published on: 11 October 2019
9 out of 10


Beautiful island. Secluded beaches. Verdant. Tavernas all brilliant.
Journey time to get there.
Confirmed stay: 04 October 2019
Published on: 09 October 2019
9 out of 10


Peterborough Couple
Relaxed restaurants with plenty of choice and good food at good prices.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 04 October 2019
Published on: 09 October 2019
9 out of 10


Old Greece, very peaceful in September, beautiful scenery, good for walking. good restaurants and not too expensive. Lovely beaches and swimming/snorkling.
Too much Mamma Mia stuff with beach bars that like to play music, not our thing.
Confirmed stay: 04 October 2019
Published on: 06 October 2019
8 out of 10


High Wycombe Couple
Enjoyed friendly people and varied restaurants. Reasonably priced.

Clean town, felt comfortable
Not enough to do if you didn't want a beach.
Road signs left a lot be desired if you ventured off the main roads.
Confirmed stay: 04 October 2019
Published on: 05 October 2019
9 out of 10


Reigate Couple
Great scenery, decent restaurants mostly very friendly people, good service. Easy driving on almost deserted roads.
The route given to us for getting to the villa was on used quite poor roads. With an under powered car this was not great. We subsequently found better routes which were slightly longer but on much better roads would suggest you review the directions used. Car the provided was very dirty inside and out and poorly tuned, and had a broken wiper.
Confirmed stay: 27 September 2019
Published on: 03 October 2019
10 out of 10


London Couple
Panormos beach

Friendly people
We don't do night life except for eating at Tavernas and strolling about

Flying Thomas Cook
Confirmed stay: 27 September 2019
Published on: 29 September 2019
9 out of 10


Guernsey Couple
The natural beauty of the island is it's biggest asset. The green hills covered in pine, chestnut and olive trees are stunning especially as they plunge down into the azure waters of the beaches below. We also enjoyed the wildlife we saw, birds (bee eaters, falcons etc), butterflies, honey bees, lizards and more. The main roads, particularly along the south coast are fun to drive and offer some amazing views, we also liked the beauty of some of the chapels and churches, the interior of the main church in Loutraki is well worth driving the winding road down.
There is the odd cat poo to avoid in the main towns but hardly a big problem ; ) Some times as a hire car driver speed limits on the roads weren't always made very clear.
Confirmed stay: 27 September 2019
Published on: 28 September 2019
10 out of 10


Boat trip to Alonissos was great and worth doing. Enjoyed some good hilly running and walking
Flying cat transfer made me seasick and was utter chaos
Confirmed stay: 27 September 2019
Published on: 28 September 2019
10 out of 10


Shrewsbury Couple
Quiet but walking distance from Skopelos beach and town
Plenty of parking space and room for turning
Drains could be quite smelly especially in one of the bathrooms
Coffee machine didn’t work
Confirmed stay: 20 September 2019
Published on: 21 September 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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