Skopelos belongs to the Sporades island complex in the north west Aegean and it’s a peaceful island, famous for its forested landscape and its great food. Few years ago the Hollywood musical film ‘Mamma Mia’ was also filmed in Skopelos and made the island famous across the world.
Ferry Schedules and Ferry Tickets to Skopelos
The easiest way to access Skopelos from mainland Greece is through the port of Volos, in Thessaly. Skopelos is connected with Volos as well as its neighboring islands of Skiathos and Alonissos with daily ferry routes. So, island-hopping around the Sporades islands is not just an easy option but really one you shouldn’t miss! The ferry connection from and to Skopelos is served by conventional and high-speed vessels and you can find relatively cheap tickets for your trip. During the summer season, Skopelos is also connected with Thessaloniki, Agios Konstantinos and Athens through Evia (Mantoudi, Kymi).
Below you can find a brief description of the connected ports, the ferry schedules along the year as well as some useful information about your holidays in Skopelos. You can of course find all the announced ferry itineraries at any time and any day in our ferry ticket booking engine.
Ports of Skopelos
Before you book your ferry tickets to Skopelos it might be useful to know that the island has two ports:
- Skopelos city port: The port of Skopelos is located in the east of the island and it’s considered the island’s main port.
- Glossa: The port of Glossa is located in the north west of Skopelos, and is next to the ancient settlement of Glossa.
Although Skopelos city and port is bigger, both the ports are serving ferry connections to Evoia, Skiathos or Volos.
Ferry from Volos to Skopelos
Volos is a city and a port located in the north west of Greece and it’s the main gateway to the Sporades island complex. During the summer months there are at least 3 daily ferries from Volos to Skopelos while in the winter there is at least 1 ferry per day. The Volos - Skopelos ferry ride lasts approximately 3 hours.
Ferry from Thessaloniki to Skopelos
The Thessaloniki - Skopelos ferry route operates only during the summer months, on a daily schedule. The route is usually served by high-speed ferries and the ferry trip duration is a bit more than 2 hours.
Ferry from Athens and Evia to Skopelos
At the moment there is no direct ferry connection between Athens (port of Piraeus or Rafina) to Skopelos. The easiest way to get from Athens to Skopelos is through the ports of Evia: Mantoudi or Kymi.
Athens - port of Mantoudi: The distance between Athens and the port of Mantoudi in Evoia is approximately 130 km so the drive will take you around 2 hours and 20 minutes.
Athens - port of Kymi: Athens is approximately 150 km away from Kymi which means that it would take you around 2 hours and 45 minutes to get there.
During the winter, the ferry connection between Evia and Skopelos is 3 days per week while in the summer there is a daily ferry connecting the two ports. The duration of the Evoia - Skopelos ferry ride ranges from 1 hour and 30 minutes to a bit more than 3 hours depending on the port of departure as well as the ferry type.
Ferry from Agios Konstantinos to Skopelos
During the summer months there is a direct ferry connection from the port of Agios Konstantinos to Skopelos - usually to the port of Glossa. Agios Konstantinos is a small town and harbour located in Phiotida region, approximately 170 km away from Athens. You can reach Agios Konstantinos from Athens by car or bus in a bit more than 2 hours.
Island hopping in Sporades islands
Ferry from Skopelos to Skiathos
Skopelos and Skiathos are neighboring islands so it is quite usual for most of the ferries that reach Skopelos to also pass by Skiathos. During the summer there are at least 5 ferries per day doing the Skopelos - Skiathos route, while in the winter there is usually one or two daily ferries serving this route.
Ferry from Skopelos to Alonissos
Skopelos has daily ferry connections to the neighboring island of Alonissos throughout the year. During the summer, there are at least 4 itineraries per day while in the winter there are 1 or 2 ferries connecting Skopelos to Alonissos. Before you book your tickets make sure to check from which Skopelos port your ferry departs, as both Glossa and Skopelos port serve this route.
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Holidays in Skopelos
Skopelos is a great holiday destination if you are looking for some peaceful time, close to nature. No wonder that the relaxing vibe of Skopelos has made it a very popular holiday option for families or couples.
Beaches in Skopelos
The beaches of Skopelos are known for the combination of blue waters and their green background, with trees close to the coast line often even reaching the water.
Activities in Skopelos
- Scuba Diving
- Daily trip to Sporades National Marine Park
Tip: Don’t leave Skopelos without trying its traditional cheese pie - it’s great for breakfast or lunch but also a great snack to have with you in the beach.
How to book your ferry tickets to Skopelos
If you liked the surroundings and the beaches in the Mamma Mia musical or if you just imagine yourself lying under a pine tree overlooking the clear blue seas of the Sporades, then Skopelos is definitely the ideal option for you! On Ferryhopper you will find all the available ferry schedules to Skopelos and all the ferry ticket options in order for you to start planning your holidays in the Sporades straight away!