Why You Should Take a Flight to Skopelos
Flights to Skopelos place you directly in the heart of some of the most unspoilt scenery in the Aegean.
This quiet island is draped in virgin pinewoods and boasts many perfect sandy bays to explore. Olive groves, orchards and pine forests can be reached on inland walking trails while boat trips around the island will bring you to remote cliff-framed coves and many of the stunning locations featured in the Mamma Mia film.
When to Book Flights to Skopelos
The weather in Skopelos will not disappoint between late-March and November. Peak season – when flights are at their most expensive – runs from late-May to early-September. The temperatures can be a little too high for some in July and August, so you may wish to consider looking for flights in April to May or September to November when there are fewer crowds, more chances to grab a cheap flight and better hotel rates.
How to Find the Best Flight Deals to Skopelos
The earlier you book the better your chance of finding a cheap flight to Skopelos. Another way you can find a cheaper airfare is to check a range of possible dates: you can do this on Expedia by selecting ‘Show flexible dates’ when your flight results are returned. Alternatively, you can look for flights from ‘All London airports’ or check departures from ‘Nearby airports’ wherever you are departing from in the UK.
UK Departures to Skopelos
Main Airports in Skopelos
Flights for Skopelos will land at the small international airport on Skiathos from where it is a short ferry ride to your destination.
Which Airlines Fly to Skopelos?
Airlines offering direct UK flights to Skiathos for Skopelos include:
How to Get to and Around Skopelos
From the airport in Skiathos it is the shortest of journeys by taxi to Skiathos Town’s port. From here you can take a boat across to Skopelos. Flying dolphins, catamarans and ferries are all available. The ferries are considerably cheaper but a great deal slower – it’s just 15 minutes to Glossa or 40 minutes to Skopelos Town by flying dolphin or catamaran.
What Are the Must-sees in Skopelos?
The island’s capital, Skopelos Town, lets you take it easy by day, and party at night. Bracketed by green hills, the town’s white cottages tumble down to the waterfront. In the hills the old town of Kastro boasts a Venetian castle and stunning sea views.
The tranquil village of Stafilos is surrounded by a valley covered in pine trees. It’s a charming place with bougainvillea-smothered houses surrounding its beautiful sandy bay.
Glossa, in the northwest of the island, is the best place to experience rural Greece at its best. Here rainbow-coloured window shutters and Venetian towers point the way to the crystal-clear waters of the bay.
Tips and Tricks for Traveling in Skopelos
You can also reach Skopelos from Thessaloniki. From here a super-fast Flying Cat 4 takes you direct to the island by sea in the summer months. The boat journey will take about 2 hours and 20 minutes.