Ideal for honeymooners, the relatively unspoilt island of Skopelos is the largest in the Sporades group in the northern Aegean Sea. A Skopelos holiday is a peaceful, relaxing experience: bask and bathe on one of the many sandy beaches; explore the terraces of whitewashed, shuttered townhouses; soothe the spirit in one of 380 churches; hikemore
Skopelos Town - Lynne and Paul. Date of travel: Aug 2010
A delightful resort,pretty and with lots of good places to eat and good beaches not to far away. We had a wonderful boat trip on the smaller wooden boat that sails to Alonossis, the Argo. We had a truly magic moment when a pod of 8 dolphins came up really close and went alongside and under the boat. It made my trip. The only downside was the number of wasps on the island that made eating outside difficult. This year has been particularly bad.
Skopelos is one of the most beautiful Greek islands - John Moles. Date of travel: Jul 2010
Skopelos has mountains and forests and even in the summer it is - by Greek standards - green and attractive. The sea is warm and clean. The island as a whole is relatively uncommercialised. Skopelos Town is lovely. Agnondas is a pretty little fishing village with good tavernas (especially 'Pavlos') and a very pleasant Greek family atmosphere (but also completely welcoming of non-Greeks). It is particularly good for young children. Anna's Restaurant in Skopelos Town is a very good restaurant by any standards, with an excellent wine list. The people who run it are a little self-consciously elegant but thaw as you return. Believe me, it is worth persevering. Greece is no longer cheap, and things are worse now because of the recent hike in VAT. It is possible to run up large bills in cafes for nothing very much. You have to be careful.
Skip the main village and go to Glossa/Loutraki - Heinz. Date of travel: Sep 2008
On going to Skopelos I would skip the main village and spend time on the other side of the island in Glossa and Loutraki. It is much quieter and you still have access to the main town should you wish to explore. Also from this side of the island you can jump over to Skiathos for a day.
Skopelos is good for adults - David Oxberry. Date of travel: Aug 2008
The town of Skopelos is very attractive. The narrow streets are clean and the houses neat and well looked after. Lots of excellent and reasonably priced eating places. Not recommended for children.
Beautiful Skopelos - Julie Bruffell. Date of travel: Aug 2007
Skopelos is a beautiful island. Beaches all a bus ride away from the town, but worth going to. Town wonderful. Shops open til after midnight. Bars open til small hours. Some lovely restaurants. Try Anna's. Overall an island I'd return to. Even in high season not overcrowded although parking close to beaches was a nightmare.
Skopelos - C Roberts. Date of travel: Sep 2006
Skopelos Town is beautiful. We like staying in or around towns, there is a bit more life than being just by the beach but we dont like too much (rowdy) life! The town isnt very big, although it might look it from a distance. The main road along the front of the harbour is packed with tavernas and restaurants, although we preferred to eat inside the town itself, in the back streets and beyond. The town has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, day and night. The prices are reasonable, try eating at Alexanders (just follow the arrows), The Garden, Stergios (lots of free food and drink), and Finikas (not Anna's finikas in town) but just Finikas- which is located on the road going out of town, past the tall ship. His restaurant is up a slight hill, again with great views of the town and the food is superb. The owner is also the cook and waiter, (he used to be a chef in Athens) and the food is wonderful, prices are good and the owner is very warm and friendly. The buses are great and always on time, well, almost and they will pack you on until there is no room to breathe! The nearest beach is Stafilos and Velanio (Velanio is very quiet) (mainly sandy) but they are both down a steep road (not great coming back up to the bus stop), Agnondas is a great beach, stoney, with nice tavernas. Skopelos is recommended by us, it's quiet, but with lots to see and very pretty.
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