Flying to Skopelos

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.