Skopelos

Skopelos

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Overall rating for Skopelos:

Based on 13 reviews

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Beaches

Average

Cost of food & drink

Good

Eating out

Good

Nightlife

Average

Things to see & do

Good

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"Peaceful, beautiful but not a lot to do"

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Good

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Skopelos is very pretty, but small. There's a good road which runs from Skopelos Town up to the only other town, Glossa / Loutraki. We hired a car, which was a bit superfluous, but enabled us to go a few times to our favourite place - a tiny fishing beach called Agnondas. Three tavernas, a pebble beach, crystal clear water, peaceful and delightful. Worst thing was homeward transfer. The island doesn't have an airport, so you fly to and from Skiathos, then get a fast ferry. Outward, we caught the last ferry of the day by the skin of our teeth (missing it would have meant our tour company putting us up overnight in Skaithos). Homeward, our flight from Skaithos was 20.40. We were picked up from the hotel at 07.15, taken on the ferry and dumped in Skiathos town at 08.30. Our suitcases were stored in a harbour-front cafe, but we had to take our hand luggage with us. I ended up hiring a car for the day and getting out of town to somewhere a bit more relaxing and comfortable. Not ideal. Trips on Skopelos are limited, but there is some fantastic walking and some extremely good walking guides. We did a boat trip, which was long and rather boring (we went to an island to see a monastery (which was shut!), had time to swim and snorkel, ate a salad lunch, and had an hour in Alonissos on the way back. Seeing dolphinsin the wild made it worthwhile, but it was a long day (left 9am, not back until 7.30pm). If I'd taken a book I could have occupied myself better, but my 10-year old son would have ben really bored had he not been allowed to drive the boat! Some good places to eat out. We particularly liked Alexander, good food, lovely ambience, friendly owner and staff. I would go again, on my own, in May, and would just chill out on some of the smaller beaches, and be perfectly happy. I wouldn;t take my son again, there relly isn't enough to do.


By: Shirley Harrison - Submitted 27th June 2008

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Travel Date: May 2008 Best for: Not Specified
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"Skopelos port & island"

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Excellent

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An absolute must if you enjoy calm and tranquility. The island is covered in olive trees fields and pine forests... There's a great choice of beaches, mostly covered in pebles. You can rent an umbrella and a 'chaise longue' for a few euros and enjoy a good book. Most beaches have their own taverna where food is excellent and the 'Mythos' (greek beer) or 'Retsina' (famous white wine flavoured with pine resin) is pure pleasure... Of the 360 chapels, churches, monastries on the island, the convent of Agios Ioannis Prodromos has been made famous by Meryl Streep and others in 'Mama Mia' the movie in 2008. This island is full of charm and must not go unmissed in your holidays diary... Have fun...


By: Paul Rodrigues - Submitted 23rd March 2009

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Travel Date: June 2007 Best for: Families with Teenagers
Travelled with: Party Animals Recommend to a friend: Yes
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"Review of Skopelos Town"

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Very Good

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We went to Skopelos in August 2009 and absolutely loved it. It’s relatively unspoilt but there is still plenty to do. It is popular with Greek and Italian tourists which is always a good sign. Here is an overview of some of the restaurants we visited and our hotel.

Restaurants

Platanos 6/10 - Situated in a busy square in Skopelos Town this restaurant is always busy. They serve traditional Greek food and have good home-made pitta breads. The service was fast and efficient and the food was what you would expect in your standard Greek taverna, although it was good value for money.

Finikas 7/10 – Situated a little walk out of Skopelos Town but well worth the walk. The views of Skopelos Town and bay are excellent. A bit more relaxed than the restaurants in town. The owners are very friendly, but they don’t like you to feed the cats! The food is good quality “home-cooked” food; the house wine is also very good.

Englezos 5/10 – Situated towards the end of the harbour this restaurant has always got people waiting to be seated. However, from our experience we found that we were rushed in and rushed out as if on a conveyor belt. After waiting a few minutes for a table we were told to go and wait next to a table where a couple had just been given their bill. The food was good quality standard Greek fayre. This restaurant does not accept Visa.

Anna’s 9/10 – This is a fantastic garden restaurant that is well worth making the effort to find. The menu is amazing with more unusual choices than most traditional Greek tavernas, for example, one of the starters is Skopelos pie with almonds and strawberries (this by the way was delicious!). For those tiring of the usual meat dishes a wide choice of salads are available including rocket, soft cheese and peach (again, delicious!). The staff are friendly and their Retsina is very good.

The Orchard 8/10 – This restaurant is situated off Platanos Square and has a Greek name which translated means The Orchard. The surroundings are lovely and have the feel of an English garden. The menu is varied and again offers more unusual choices than most typical Greek tavernas. Booking is essential during the high season.

Alexander’s 7/10 – A very nice courtyard restaurant with an impressive deep well. The staff are very friendly and attentive and the food is of a good quality. The menu is what you would expect in a Greek taverna.

Agioli 9/10 – This restaurant is attached to The Skopelos Village Hotel situated a little walk out of the town but it is well worth the walk. This restaurant is very up-market and booking is advisable. The menu is modern and not entirely Greek (we ate there on a number of occasions and had risottos, pork with prunes and mash potato and meatballs with vegetables and mash potato). They have an extensive wine list as well as a good choice of deserts. The interior of the restaurant is very stylish and there is a relaxed ambiance created in part by the carefully chosen music.

Agnanti (Glossa) 9/10 – This restaurant has a roof terrace with amazing views. The food is of a very good quality with a mixture of Greek and modern international cuisine. We highly recommend the chicken dolmades dish which consists of a chicken breast stuffed with sun-dried tomatoes wrapped in vine leaves and the pork with prunes.

Things to do/go/see

• Glossa/Loutraki • Agnondas • Panormos • A boat trip to Alonossis • Agios Ioannis • Limnonari beach


By: Alexandra Young - Submitted 10th September 2009

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Travel Date: August 2009 Best for: Young Couple
Travelled with: Young Couple Recommend to a friend: Yes
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"Skopelos out of town"

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Poor

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Skopelos town is pretty but food and drink expensive. not much nightlife so very chilled out. Definitely not for party animals.


By: Rob Dunn - Submitted 29th October 2009

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Travel Date: August 2008 Best for: Mature Couple
Travelled with: Mature Couple Recommend to a friend: No
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Skopelos Town review

"Hotel Prince Stafilos"

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Great island! Must visit! Fantastic waters! Just like Mama Mia!!! Very clean, well positioned and with very good prices (bar & restaurant), this hotel was a surprise in our last visit to the island.


By: George - Submitted 13th April 2010

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Travel Date: September 2009 Best for: Young Couple
Travelled with: Young Couple Recommend to a friend: Yes
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Skopelos Town review

"Picturesque town"

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This resort is not for anyone wanting nightclubs. It is a beautiful picturesque resort with wonderful views over the harbour. It has lots of tavernas all with a wonderful atmosphere. We did not have one bad meal whilst we were in Skopelos and our favourite restaurants were Alexandras and The Orchard. We were told Annas is very good also but we were unable to get a table on the two occasions we called. We met some great people whilst we were staying at Aeolos and they all helped make our holiday very enjoyable.


By: Mary Lund - Submitted 17th July 2010

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Travel Date: June 2010 Best for: Mature Couple
Travelled with: Mature Couple Recommend to a friend: Yes
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Skopelos Town review

"Skopelos"

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About a 10 minutes walk from the centre and directly next to the sea. Other beaches are much prettier and worth visiting. Skopelos is very much worth it anyway. Less commercial (pushy) than Skiathos, the people are very friendly and the nature is beautiful.


By: graham moore - Submitted 11th August 2010

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Travel Date: May 2009 Best for: Young Couple
Travelled with: Young Couple Recommend to a friend: Yes
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Skopelos Town review

"Relaxing"

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I loved this resort .As soon as I arrived I began to relax and unwind and stayed that way for the remainder of the holiday although I can't say why,it must be the air. Skopelos is a working town. Its quite small and set on a hill around a pretty bay with the usual fishing boats and ferries arriving daily. There are lots of walks but a lot of the time is people watching in the numerous cafes surrounding the bay and not much else really! The beach is not very good and its best to get either the boat to the nearest beach or there is a regular,cheap bus service to the many other beautiful beaches dotted around. Some pebbly some sandy.Be warned if you don't like slopes as everywhere you go requires a fairly steep walk of one sort or the other. However the smell of the pine trees all around you makes it worthwhileThe food at the tavernas is on the whole very good and the price was about average.We went the first two weeks of September and encountered some days of heavy rains and storms which caused power cuts and samll landslides.The trip the the mama mia church was cancelled twice by this but we were told this weather was unusual at this time of year. Two weeks was long enough as we felt we had seen most of the island - though if we had hired a car we might have been able to get to the places the bus was unable to go to. However I would recommend this place to people who just want to relax and chill out. There is not much nightlife and its not for thrill seekers. There is not much for young families either.Strange to say though - I absolutely loved it here and would go again but probably only for a week.


By: Yvonne - Submitted 9th January 2011

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Travel Date: September 2010 Best for: Mature Couple
Travelled with: Mature Couple Recommend to a friend: Yes
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""Mamma Mia" island"

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Good

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Skopelos island is where most of the location scenes were shot for the musical film "Mamma Mia". Apart from visiting these locations, there's not a great deal to see there, although the island is very green and the people friendly. Try dinner at Finikas restaurant, near the hotel - though the on-site restaurant is also very good, if a bit more expensive.


By: John Clark - Submitted 10th July 2011

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Travel Date: July 2011 Best for: Mature Couple
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"Skopelos Town"

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Excellent

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Very typically old world Greece, lovely little restaurants and cafes with local music playing. If you are looking for clubs and English pubs forget it. The beach is not very good but you don't have to travel far to find a lot of beautiful coves to enjoy. The small winding streets are really lovely to explore but it is all uphill from the main road so is not really for the infirm. The setting is one of the loveliest I have stayed in.


By: harrison - Submitted 11th July 2011

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Travel Date: July 2011 Best for: Mature Couple
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Skopelos Town review

"Skopelos Town"

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resort to a friend

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A lovely little resort, lots of lovely restaurants with local music playing rather than British pubs blasting out disco music. Very laid back and relaxed, if you want to chill this is the place. There are lots of little back street to explore with a variety of shops and supermarkets.


By: mrs harrison - Submitted 21st September 2011

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Travel Date: July 2011 Best for: Mature Couple
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"Skopelos"

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Good

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The resort was very nice, the streets were clean and there was a nice atmosphere walking around the local area. the restaurants in the town were very nice, not too expensive


By: nicholas holland - Submitted 4th November 2011

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Travel Date: August 2011 Best for: Families with Young Kids
Travelled with: Families with Young Kids Recommend to a friend: Yes
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"boring"

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Poor

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Generally quite a laid back island if you just want to do nothing. Be prepared for a long journey if you include the boat transfer across from Skiathos which including the flight will lose you roughly a day either side of your holiday.


By: Wayne Jackson - Submitted 8th January 2012

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Travel Date: May 2011 Best for: Mature Couple
Travelled with: Young Couple Recommend to a friend: No
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