Couples: Stay away from the beaches featured in Mamma Mia! and you’ll find stretches of secluded, sun-splashed sands that seem to melt into the sapphire seas. The town, with its whitewashed tumble of sugar-cube houses, is the perfect place to get lost in and stumble across unique shops and romantic restaurants. The sunsets are spectacular, and you can watch the blue sky turn to gold and orange while enjoying a quiet picnic on the shore.
Families: Holidays to Skopelos are as far away from tourist-centric resorts as you can get. The beaches are perfect for little ones, with shallow shores and safe, clean water. Head inland and there are jasmine-scented forests to explore. Alternatively, head for the ruins of the Venetian fortress in the centre of town, or spend your days exploring the tranquillity of the monasteries that litter the island.
The Great Outdoors: Whether you’re travelling with the family or stealing some time away with your better half, Skopelos holidays offer plenty of scope for adventure. For those who enjoy a spot of hiking, there are some good trails in the hills, many of which will lead you to hidden villages, abandoned monasteries, silent churches and even remote restaurants. To add a little spice to your walk, hunt out the Sendoukia Pirate Graves, the reported resting-place of three pirates. According to local legend, there is treasure buried nearby, which is protected by the ghosts of the ill-fated buccaneers.