Skopelos is the largest of the Sporades islands. Graced with lush hills, thick pine forests and olive groves, it's the perfect setting for an unforgettable Greek holiday.

Skopelos Town is a collection of charming, whitewashed houses that cling to a steep hill behind the harbour. The town is home to more than 100 churches, which is roughly one third of the island's total.

Most of Skopelos' beaches are accessible by public bus, though some are a boat trip away. Visitors will find the island quieter than its neighbour Skiathos, offering a more laid-back and romantic atmosphere.

Despite this, Skopelos has a decent nightlife and music scene. Great bars and a good selection of nightclubs are on offer.

Shoppers can expect good, local souvenirs, but nothing especially upmarket.

Visitors who appreciate hidden coves and beaches should consider hiring a boat. Also, ferries connect Skopelos with a number of islands.

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