Holidays to Skopelos will introduce you to a Greek island that hasn’t fallen foul to the demands of tourism and has retained much if its authenticity and charm. It was thrown into the spotlight in 2008 when its sun-bleached beaches and lush greenery acted as the backdrop to the movie, Mamma Mia! Skopelos holidays are for those who want to enjoy a quiet holiday, filled with glorious sunshine, delicious Greek food and superb attractions. Its natural beauty has made holidays to Skopelos very popular with couples and honeymooners. Thanks to its shallow shores, the island has also become a hit with families with younger children, who want to take their break at their own pace.
While the accent is on relaxation, authentic Greek life and sun-bleached beaches, there are plenty of things to see and do on the island. The ruined Venetian fortress gives a glimpse into Skopelos’ military past and the many monasteries that can be found in the hills are serene and stunning. Abba fans might like to recreate movie moments from Mamma Mia!, while foodies will enjoy a slice of traditional Greek cuisine.
Given its position in the glittering Aegean Sea, the island enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with long, hot summers and mild winters. For the best bronzing weather, book your Skopelos holidays between June and September, when the temperature hovers between the mid-20s (°C) and the low 30s (°C).
Flights to Skopelos land at Skiathos International Airport, which is a 15-minute ferry trip from the island. There are few non-stop flights to Skiathos, so you’ll have to seek out connecting flights, which can add to your journey time.