Here you will find useful information about getting to Skopelos.
Skopelos island is part of the Northern Sporades chain of islands.
It sits in the North Western Aegean sea just off the East coast of mainland Greece.
On these pages you will find useful travel information detailing the different ways of getting to Skopelos. Information includes details about ferries, flights, buses, trains and car and cycle rental.
As officially the greenest of the Greek islands. Part of the appeal of the island is that it doesn’t have an airport. This means that ultimately getting to Skopelos requires taking a ferry or water taxi at some point. If you are feeling particularly adventurous you could travel by Kayak! See Kayaking Skopelos for details.
There are two main ports on Skopelos. The main port is Skopelos Town and the second port is called Loutraki, but the ferry companies call it Glossa. Please make sure you ask for a ticket to Glossa if that is the port you wish to travel to, otherwise you will be given a ticket to Skopelos town.
There is a ferry service to the island all year. This makes getting to Skopelos quite easy. Most ferries depart from the city of Volos daily. They call at Skiathos, Glossa (Loutraki port), Skopelos town and Alonissos.
During the summer months ( May – October) there is an increased service. Extra ferries sail from Aigos Constantinos, Kimi and Mantoudi. Kimi and Mantoudi are ports on Evia. All the ports can be reached by bus or car.
Don’t let this put you off though. The ferry journey makes for a tranquil and relaxing way to begin your escape in the Aegean.
For those traveling from further afield. There are several airports in Greece with excellent connections to the main ports that service Skopelos. Skiathos island airport is the closest airport to Skopelos. From here the ferry journey is only about 15 minutes. There are also airports at Volos, Athens and Thessaloniki.