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About Skopelos

Set between Skiáthos and Alonissos in the glittering turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea, Skopelos is a verdant island of wonderfully varied landscapes. Craggy cliffs characterise one side of the island, whilst the other offers sheltered bays — some of which were featured in Mamma Mia!, which was filmed on the island in 2007. Our Gurus have taken things a step further, recommending the hotel in which the cast were based as one of the best places to stay on Skopelos.

Most visitors arrive in Skopelos Town, a pretty port on the northeastern side of the island. Delve into the town’s history at the Folklore Museum, admire curiosities at the Vakratsa Mansion Museum — housed in a beautiful 18th-century villa — and stroll out to the whitewashed Panagitsa Tower for dazzling views back over town. You’ll find top-notch seafood eateries and friendly bars lining the harbour, perfect for long lazy lunches with a glass of ouzo or two.

Beyond the town is a pine and olive grove-filled interior criss-crossed with hiking and cycling trails, and fringed by lovely beaches. Kick back at Panormos, Glysteri or Kastani beaches, where you’ll find crystal clear waters and a lively buzz in the summer months. There are snorkelling and sailing opportunities aplenty as well. Head up to pine-clad Cape Amarandos for beautiful views, or to the iconic Agios Ioannis Chapel, a stunning hilltop landmark. With summer being peak season, you’ll find that rooms at the best places to stay in Skopelos -- and on the Sporades Islands generally -- fill up fast. Travel in late spring or early autumn for a more tranquil experience.

The Best Places to Stay on Skopelos

For Family Friendly Charm

  • Skopelos Village Hotel overlooks the harbour, just a short distance from the heart of Skopelos Village. Its 48 white-and-blue rooms and apartments feel fresh and nautical, with space for families and striking sea views. The kids' playground will be a hit with the little ones, whilst older kids will love the pool and water sports. Also famed as the spot where the cast of Mamma Mia! stayed during filming!

For Seaside Luxury

  • Adrina Resort promises five-star contemporary style on the island's western coast. The 38 rooms and villas are modern and minimalist, with big cosy beds, private terraces and panoramic ocean views. Pick this place for the deluxe spa, enormous garden and atmospheric beach restaurant. A fantastic resort with all the associated facilities.


  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.


  • Skopelos doesn't have its own airport, so most visitors fly to Skiáthos Airport, generally with a change at Athens International Airport if you're coming from outside of Greece. You can then hop aboard the 15-minute ferry from Skiáthos to Skopelos.
  • There's lots to see if you're happy to explore the island independently! Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Expect hot summers, with temperatures averaging at around 26°C between June and August, which is also peak season. For fewer crowds and cooler weather travel in April, May or late September, when you'll also find great hotel deals.



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Best Hotels in Skopelos

  • Skopelos Village Hotel Skopelos 48 rooms from £128

    Weddings  -  Enjoy a beautiful reception by the sea and let the hotel's experienced team cater for the rest of your needs-a splendid choice
    Total relaxation  -  Forget about your worries- spend your days on the beach, followed by a massage and a sunset meal for two
    Sights nearby  -  The beautiful hilltop Venetian castle is a must see as well as the remains of the Roman baths in Loutraki
    Great walks  -  Wander along the beaches of Skopelos to fully appreciate your tranquil surroundings
    Air conditioningTennisRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenPet friendlyViewsParking

    Skopelos Village Hotel enjoys a waterfront location just a short distance from the centre of town. Unfussy chic apartment style accommodation, offering wonderful views. Relax with a drink while the kids enjoy the playground! A friendly and charming stay. See More

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  • Adrina Resort Skopelos 38 rooms from £130

    Romantic Break  -  The beautiful seaside setting and pampering luxury suites make it the perfect intimate getaway for two.
    Great walks  -  Wake up early and head off along the beautiful walking routes that litter the surrounding coastline.
    Sights nearby  -  Nine miles from both Skiathos Castle and Papadiamantis' House.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Air conditioningSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenDisabled accessViewsParkingNo pets
    Recommended by  -  Great Small Hotels

    A stunning five-star resort that makes the most of it's sublime seaside location. Singularly focused on providing luxury and relaxation, the hotel offers plush rooms, an atmospheric beachfront restaurant, a deluxe spa and 17,000 metres squared of garden. A coastal wonder. See More

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