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 through the port of Volos in Thessaly. Find out how to get to Volos from Athens, compare ferry schedules and companies from Volos to Skopelos, and book ferry tickets with no extra fees.

Ferry Schedules

Volos Skopelos Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 07:45 Last trip: 18:15 Average duration: 3h 17m Price range: 20.50 € - 51.00 €
Skopelos Volos Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 06:30 Last trip: 19:15 Average duration: 3h 26m Price range: 22.50 € - 51.00 €

Is there a ferry from Athens to Skopelos?

There are no direct ferry connections from Athens to Skopelos, but you can travel to Volos in Thessaly and continue your journey to Skopelos from there. Ferries from the port of Volos travel to 2 ports in Skopelos: Chora (Skopelos town) and Glossa. In the summer, you can find up to 5 crossings a day from the port of Volos to Skopelos, operated by Blue Star Ferries, Seajets, Aegean Flying Dolphins, and Anes Ferries.

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

Skopelos is also connected to the ports of Agios Konstantinos and Glyfa with a few weekly crossings.

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

Am I allowed to travel from Athens to Skopelos?

Yes, traveling from Athens to Skopelos is possible. Check the latest updates on Covid-19 and ferry traveling in Greece and get ready for your trip!

What's the ferry schedule from Volos 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 08:15 and reaches Skopelos at 12:15. The last scheduled trip to Skopelos from Volos is at 18:15, with the ferry arriving in Skopelos at 22:00.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Volos to Skopelos?

The Athens - Skopelos ferry tickets through Volos port usually range from €20.50 to €51. The final ticket price depends on vehicle selection, discounts, offers, and seat type.


On Ferryhopper, you can find all available offers for the ferry trip to Skopelos from Athens. Current offers will be automatically applied when you book your ferry tickets.

Find the lowest ferry prices and book your ferry tickets online on Ferryhopper at the same prices as ferry companies.

For more info on offers, have a look at our relevant blog post about the latest cheap Greek ferry deals.


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

  • Children from 5 to 10 years old
  • Permanent residents of islands (holders of Unique Islander Number)
  • Students of Greek Public Universities
  • 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 depending on the company you’re traveling with.

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Volos to Skopelos?

The Volos - Skopelos ferry trip duration ranges between around 2 hr and 4 hr 15 min. Ferry time depends on the type of vessel and the weather conditions.

Is there a high-speed ferry from Volos 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 Volos and Skopelos?

The distance between the port of Volos and the port of Skopelos is 46 nautical miles (around 90 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 that you arrive at the port of Volos at least 45 min prior to your ferry departure, especially if you travel with your vehicle.
  • There are 2 main ports in Skopelos: Glossa and Chora. Ferries from Volos travel to both ports.
  • Occasionally, depending on the weather conditions, ferries may travel to the port of Agnontas as well. Make sure to check the port of arrival 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 with you anti-nausea pills.
  • To check all ports connected to Skopelos, choose your port of departure, and visualize your ferry trip, you can use our Map of ferries.
  • In a few cases, ferry schedules may change. Make sure to confirm your ferry’s departure time. You can also track your ferry in real time on the Ferryhopper App!

Where to take the ferry from Volos to Skopelos

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

The city of Volos is 3 hr 30 min 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. In case you’re traveling 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 ferries from Volos to Skopelos. However, some high-speed ferries don’t have a garage.

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.


For a more comfortable journey, there are cabins and numbered seats on standard ferries.

High-speed ferries do not have cabins, but they have numbered seats.

Pet travel

You can travel with your pet on ferries from Volos to Skopelos, depending on the company and type of vessel.

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

Where can I book ferry tickets from Volos to Skopelos?

You can easily book ferry tickets to Skopelos online on Ferryhopper. Find all available ferry crossings, compare companies, schedules and prices, and book ferry tickets to Skopelos from Volos in just a few clicks!

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