Ferry from Athens to Skopelos

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Currently, there is no direct ferry connection from Athens to Skopelos and the rest of the Sporades Islands. The best way to travel to Skopelos from Athens is via the port of Volos in Thessaly. Find out how to get to Skopelos from Athens, compare ferry schedules and companies from Volos to Skopelos, and book ferry tickets with no hidden fees.

Ferry Schedules

Is there a ferry from Athens to Skopelos?

There is no direct ferry connection from Athens to Skopelos, but you can drive to Volos in Thessaly, and continue your trip by ferry to Skopelos from there.

Ferries from the port of Volos travel to 3 ports in Skopelos: Chora (Skopelos town), Agnontas and Glossa. Volos - Skopelos crossings are operated by 4 ferry companies: Blue Star Ferries, Seajets, Aegean Flying Dolphins, and Anes Ferries.

Alternatively, you can travel to Skopelos from the port of Mantoudi in Evia. There are up to 2 crossings a day from Mantoudi to Skopelos, operated by Seajets and Anes Ferries.

Skopelos is also connected to the port of Agios Konstantinos in Fthiotis with few weekly crossings served by Magic Sea Ferries.

Please note that ferry timetables are subject to change depending on the season. You can find real-time schedules for your trip to Skopelos on Ferryhopper.

What's the ferry schedule from Athens to Skopelos ?

The Volos - Skopelos ferry connection is served frequently all year round, with up to 5 daily crossings in the summer months.

The first ferry departs from Volos at around 07:30 and reaches Skopelos (Skopelos town) at 11:05. The last scheduled trip to Skopelos from Volos is at 17:30, with the ferry arriving in Skopelos (Agnontas) at 20:35.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Athens to Skopelos?

Athens - Skopelos ferry tickets via the Volos port usually range from €26 to €51, depending on the type of vessel (standard or high-speed).

The final ticket price also depends on the company, vehicle selection, discounts and offers, and seat type.

Offers

On Ferryhopper, you can find the best available offers for the ferry trip to Skopelos from Athens. Current offers are automatically applied when booking your ferry tickets.

Find the lowest prices and book your ferry tickets online easily and quicly.

Tip: have a look at our relevant blog post about the latest cheap Greek ferry deals.

Discounts

Traveling from Athens to Skopelos by ferry is easy and comfortable, and you can take advantage of lower-cost tickets thanks to available discounts. Ferry companies offer discounts of up to 50% for the following passenger categories:

  • Children from 5 to 10 years old
  • Permanent residents of islands (holders of Unique Islander Number)
  • Students (Greek public university or ISIC card holder)
  • People with disabilities and their accompanying persons

Note: infants and children up to 4 years travel for free. However, keep in mind that available discounts may vary from one ferry company to another.

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Athens to Skopelos?

The distance between Athens and Volos is 325 km, which is around 3.5 hr by car.

The Volos - Skopelos ferry-trip duration ranges between around 2 hr and 4 hr, depending on the port of arrival. Ferry time also depends on the type of vessel and the weather conditions.

Tip: worried that weather conditions might affect your time of departure? You can see any changes and track your ferry in real time on the Ferryhopper App

Is there a high-speed ferry from Athens to Skopelos?

Yes, you can travel with a high-speed ferry from Volos to Skopelos. The fastest ferry to Skopelos reaches the island in less than 2 hr.

What's the distance between Athens and Skopelos?

The distance between the port of Volos and the port of Skopelos is 38 nautical miles (around 71 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip from Athens to Skopelos

Here are some useful travel tips for your trip from Athens to Skopelos:

  • We recommend arriving at the port of Volos at least 1 hr before departure, especially if you travel with your vehicle.
  • Ferries from Volos travel to 3 ports in Skopelos: Skopelos (Chora main town), Glossa and Agnontas. Make sure to pick the port of arrival that suits you best when booking your ferry tickets.
  • Summer ferry rides can be bumpy. There is nothing to worry about, but if you feel seasick, you can ask the ferry crew for some aspirin or carry anti-nausea pills with you.
  • Discover the best thing to see and do on the magical island in our Skopelos travel guide.
  • Skopelos is a great starting point for island hopping in the Sporades. Find all available ferry connections to Skiathos and Alonissos and plan your adventure on our Map of ferries.
  • For the latest information on Covid-19 and ferry travel in Greece, you can check our relevant post. Note that, for the time being, all restrictions have been lifted.

Where to take the ferry from Athens to Skopelos?

You can catch the ferry to Skopelos from the port of Volos in Thessaly. The port is located in the city center and it is accessible on foot from most points of interest.

The city of Volos is 3.5 hr from Athens by car (around 338 km). You can also get to Volos from Athens by train or bus.

The airport of Volos is 40 km from the port. If travel to Volos by plane, train or bus, you can catch a local bus or a taxi to the port.

Can I travel on the ferry from Volos to Skopelos with a car?

Yes, you can transfer your vehicle on Blue Star Ferries, Anes Ferries and Seajets conventional ferries. However, high-speed Aegean Flying Dolphins vessels don’t have car decks.

Ferry luggage

Ferry companies are usually quite flexible when it comes to luggage size and weight. You can keep your luggage next to you or store your bags and suitcases in the designated luggage area on the ferry to Skopelos.

Good to know: bear in mind that there is no check-in procedure for luggage items.

Tip: each ferry company has its own baggage allowance policy. We recommend that you don’t carry more than 50 kg of luggage to avoid delays due to restricted space in the luggage area.

Cabins

Most ferries traveling between Volos and Skopelos don't have cabins, but they have airplane-type numbered seats so you can enjoy a comfortable trip.

Pet travel

You can travel with your pet on ferries from Volos to Skopelos. Bear in mind that each ferry company has its own pet policy.

Make sure to carry along the necessary health certificates, tickets and any pet supplies you may need for your trip.

Book ferry tickets from Athens to Skopelos

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