Skopelos island is 60 miles from Volos, 63 miles from Agios Konstantinos port (situated in the county of Fthiotida) and 120 miles from Thessaloniki
Skopelos is the greenest island in Greece. Here, where the green of the pine-trees and the dense forest mix with the deep blue of sea and sky, creating the picture of unrivalled nature beauty, you will find yourself in an idyllic land, in a small paradise in the very heart of Greece.
Because the island of Skopelos is defined by lush green forest and the blue of the sea the International Organization of Biopolitics, on July the 5th 1997, officially proclaimed it "Green and Blue Island". More than 50% of the island area is covered by a virgin forest of pine-trees. A forest which, when you visit Skopelos, will also need your love and care in order to maintain the natural beauty and ecological balance that has survived for nearly 4000 years.
Similarly the town of Skopelos, by presidential decree, (19/10/1978 Presidential Decree 594,13-11/78). was honored as a Traditional Settlement of outstanding beauty. (The Greek equivalent of a site of Outstanding Architectural Inheritance).
Geographically Skopelos is an Aegean island situated in the central-northwest Aegean, east of Pelion and north of Evia. It has 67km of rich rugged coastline, being 17km long and 8km wide. The population is approximately 5.700 native Skopelitans and is the second largest island in the Northern Sporades (Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonnisos and Skyros).
How to come:
Skopelos has three ports situated in: Skopelo, Loutraki (seaport of Glossa) and Agnonda (used when the northeastern winds are strong and the northern winds make the use of Skopelos port very difficult). Boats and departure times may change frequently so you can stay informed from the travel agencies. We will keep you informed of any change. To Skopelos you can travel by boat, catamaran and flying dolphins. Contact with us for the timetable or with the following travel agencies
a) Ionian travel: Peiraios St 4 Omonia Tel: 0030-2103800461 Fax: 0030-2103800561. Contact with Mrs Angeliki
b) Art Travel: Spyrou Merkouri St 68 Pagrati. Τel: 0030-2107211800 Fax: 0030-2107211810. Contact with Mrs Elsa
Alkyon Travel: Agios Konstantinos: Tel: 0030-2235031920, Fax: 0030-2235032234 Contact miss. Arxontia. Inform for your staying at ''ARTEMIS'' and she will book your tickets until the time of your departure.
a) Sporades Travel: Argonauton St.33 Τel: 0030-2421023400, Fax: 0030-2421035846
b) Triantis Travel: Argonauton St 33 Τel: 0030-2421020910, Fax: 0030-2421020912
Kymi Office: Tel: 0030-2222022020. Contact with Mrs Myrou Helen
Aegean Thalassic agency: Κουntouriotou St 21 & Ionos Dragoumi St 1 Τel: 0030-2310500800, 0030-2310550311, Fax: 0030-2310534393
a) Kosifis Travel Tel: 0030-2424023884, 0030-2424023608, Fax: 0030-24240 23271
b) Madro Travel: Tel: 0030-2424022300, 0030-2424022145, Fax: 0030-2424022941
Note : There are not ships arriving From Peireus, Laurio, Rafina. Travellers from Athens, best option is to travel through Agios Konstantinos.