The Island is a small paradise, where the mountains and the sea, embrace in harmony to create a riot of colors. It is therefore suggested to:
-explore the stunning Skopelos island coastline by sea kayak.
-visit theNational Marine Park of Sporades hosting the Mediterranean Seal Monachus Monachus and many other rare species of flora and fauna.
-go fishing and snorkelling.
-visit inaccessible beaches and small islands by boat.
-take day trips to Skiathos and Alonissos.
-take long nature walks.
-go bird watching.
-go mountain biking, with equipment that can be supplied by the island's clubs.
If you are on the island in the last ten days of August definitely watch the cultural events that culminate in the celebration of the plum.
Fishing for supper, or just getting to know the locals
The keen early morning bargaining around the kaikia along the guays proves that the fishing fleets of Skopelos are still a going concern. Restaurants and even individual households buy direct from the boat, as do some visitors. Some holidaymakers even bring or buy a rod to catch their owns supper along the beaches and guays, and chartered deep-sea fishing trips are also an option here. A few words of Greek will win you new friends wherever you go.
Biking, bird watching, exploring, walking
An increasing number of visitors are exploring the wonders of Skopelos beyond its beaches and harbor cafes. The expanding network of vehicle-free kalderimi stone paths is taking them deep into its primeval forests, and up into its spectacular mountain fastnesses, to hike or just picnic, bird watching, plant-spotting or simple marveling at the views (the cooling natural – and drinkable – spring at Ayia Anna is just one of the island’s many poorly kept secrets). While it is not recommended in the heart of midday or high summer, the best way to explore the island is off-road, by foot, bike or mountain bike, at the speed nature intended.