Skopelos ferry information

Information about the Skopelos ferry services.

There are several companies that provide Skopelos ferry services. At the bottom of the page are links to the ferry companies websites. Here you will find further information and timetables.

Ferries depart year round from some of the ports on mainland Greece. While there are only services during the summer months available at other ports.

The closest port is on Skiathos island where there are several ferries to Skopelos each day. This is also the closest airport to Skopelos.

Skopelos ferry from Skiathos to Glossa port. This takes approximately 20 minutes on the flying dolphin and flying Cat or about 30 minutes on the car ferry.

Skopelos ferry from Skiathos to Skopelos Town. This service takes approximately 45 minutes on the flying dolphin and the flying cat or about 1hr on the car ferry.

Other ports are found at:

Volos. The ferry service from here runs all year. All the ferry companies operate from here.

Ferry journey from Volos to Skopelos is approx 2:30 hrs on the Flying Dolphin/Cat or 3:30hrs on the car ferry.

Mantoudi. This service is currently available all year and is operated by Anes ferries.

Agios Constantinos. This service is only available during the summer months. This route is operated by Hellenic Seaways and Aegean Flying Dolphin.

Kimi. This service is only available during the summer months. Skyros lines operate this route.

During the winter months there are three ferries per day to Skopelos. This increases dramatically during the summer.

There are currently talks underway. Hopefully if successful there will be a summer ferry service from Thessaloniki. We will update this information as and when things change.

Hellenic Seaways, Anes and Aegean flying Dolphin operate Skopelos ferry services all year round. Further information can be found on their website. During the summer months Skyros Lines also operate a number of services to Skopelos. Operating mainly from Kimi, hey visit the islands of Skyros, Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos.

Air Travel to Skopelos island

Information about using air travel to get to Skopelos.

Air travel makes getting to Skopelos quick and easy. There are many airlines that operate services to Greece from all over the world. Here we will concentrate on the most useful services for getting to Skopelos.
The nearest airport to Skopelos is Skiathos. This island is only a short ferry journey from Skopelos. Companies operate air travel to Skiathos from May to October. Volos airport is at the moment also only available during the summer months. For year round air travel look at Athens international airport and Thessaloniki airport. There is an internal flight from Athens to Skiathos all year. In the summer this is a daily service but in the winter it is once a week.

Below are some of the companies offering air travel to Greece:

Ryan air



British Airways

Aegean Airlines

Air travel to Skiathos

Skiathos airport is the main airport servicing the Northern Sporades.

From the airport it is 10 minutes in a taxi to the ferry port and should cost about 10 euro.

The ferry ticket offices are opposite the port entrance.

The ferry to the port of Glossa, Skopelos (known locally as Loutraki) takes about 20 minutes. The ferry to Skopelos town takes approximately a 45 minutes.

Air travel to Volos

There are a number of airlines flying regularly to Volos during the summer, from many European destinations.

Volos airport is about 40 minutes by taxi from the ferry ports. There is a regular bus service which takes about 1 hour.

The ferry ticket offices are opposite the port entrance.

The fast ferry takes 2:00 hours to Skopelos island. The car ferries take between 3 to 4 hours.

Air travel to Athens

Athens airport has the biggest choice of airlines.

From the airport you can either take an internal shuttle flight to Skiathos or travel by bus.

The shuttle flight to Skiathos takes about 20mins and is operated by Aegean Airlines. See our ferry information for details about getting to Skopelos.

The second choice is to get a bus from the airport to the bus station in Athens. You then take an intercity bus to either Agios Constantinos, Mantoudi or Volos. For details about this see our bus information page.

Air travel to Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki is Greece’s second city and is located in Northern Greece. There are plenty of airlines flying here all year round.

From the airport it’s about an hours journey to the main bus station. The bus to Volos from the main bus terminal takes about 2:30 hours. For more information on buses see our page.

Water plane

The new water plane service is scheduled to start this summer. At the time of writing there are no further details. We will update this page as information becomes available.