Blessed with many wonderful beaches, Skopelos island offers visitors crystal waters and beaches with exotic beauty.
Beaches in Skopelos island – Velanio Beach
Whoever visits Velanio Beach will encounter crystal turquoise waters, white pebbles and pine trees that literally reach the water. It is located in the southern part of Skopelos while being away from Skopelos Town (Chora) about 7 minutes by car. If you wish to visit the beach, you should firstly cross Stafilos Beach and then follow a pathway. Although the access is not so easy, this enchanting beach will surely reward those who will give it a try. Velanio beach is the only one in Skopelos which has been characterized as nudist beach. However, people who do not like to go nudism visit the beach as well, as it is one of the most popular beaches.
On the right of Velanio Beach, there is a beautiful cave where water drips from the rocks at its edge. This is a sign that in this location, there were indeed baths during the Roman era (“βαλανείον” (valanion) = baths in ancient Greek). Swimming in turquoise waters overlooking the dense pine forest is amazing. Finally, once the sun sets and the visitors are fewer, goats are descending to the edge of the beach to drink water.
Beaches in Skopelos island – Agios Ioannis (St. John) Beach, Kastri
Agios Ioannis (St. John) is one of the most beautiful spots in Skopelos. This picturesque chapel became famous thanks to the wedding ceremony scene of the movie “Mamma Mia”. Just below the imposing rock that dominates the chapel, there is a small and idyllic, hidden beach with crystal clear waters. Agios Ioannis Kastri Beach is located in the northeastern side of Skopelos. It is about 30 km away from Chora and it will take 40-45 minutes by car. From Glossa of Skopelos, it is just 8 km away. The road ends just under the rock where there is also a canteen that is open during the summer season.
Many boats arrive at the beach in a daily basis with an abundance of people disembarking. Ideally, it is worth using these boats if you wish to swim in its unique waters as the access to this beach is quite difficult, mainly for families with children.
All beaches in Skopelos island are unique! Just ask for more information at the Reception of our hotels and choose the one that suits you best!