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THINGS TO DO IN SKOPELOS

Outdoor Activities

Hiking in Skopelos

Skopelos is definitely a walker’s paradise. There are many interesting tracks and trails scattered over the island. Hiking and trekking is the best way to discover the extraordinary nature, the unique biodiversity and the many religious sites of Skopelos. In recent years, the hiking trails on the island have become more accessible and functional. Our hotels provide free hiking sticks and trekking poles. Please contact us in advance to ensure availability.

Skopelos Walks    |   (+30) 6945 249 328

Skopelos Cycling

The green and relatively small island of Skopelos is a paradise for cyclists. Cycling along the old roads is a great way to explore this enchanting island. As the trails can become bumpy and take you off the beaten track, the use of a mountain bike is recommended.

Skopelos Cycling   |  (+30) 6947 023 145(+30) 24240 22398

Skopelos Sea Kayaking

Explore remote beaches, rugged cliffs, sea caves and uninhabited islands. A short paddle along the coast and a stop on a deserted beach for a swim and a snack. Sea kayaking is the perfect way to explore every part of the island’s shore. Learn to kayak or improve your skills in the blue green waters of Skopelos.

Kayaking Skopelos   |   (+30) 697 429 9055(+30) 694 738 259

Skopelos Scuba Diving & Snorkeling

Diving and snorkeling in Skopelos is a unique life experience and a great way to explore the spectacular underwater world of Skopelos. Take a boat cruise to Panormos Bay, Kastani Beach, Amaranto Bay, Chovolos Beach, Dasia and Alonissos National Marine Park, while experienced instructors will make sure that you will safely enjoy your dives.

Sporades Diving   |      (+30) 6940 448 000

Skopelos SUP

Standup paddleboarding, also known as SUP, is a cross between canoeing and surfing, using a surf style board and a long paddle. It’s essentially the same technique as canoeing, except paddlers stand upright. The fact that SUP is a full-body aerobic exercise, while at the same time it’s a fun sport that everyone can practice it, regardless of age, weight, experience, etc., has made it very popular recently. SUP is a great way to explore the coastline of Skopelos island with its sheltered bays, secluded beaches, and impressive caves.

Sporades SUP   |   (+30) 6940 448 002 (+30) 24240 22069

Rent a motorboat in Skopelos

Renting a motor boat will allow you to explore the 67 km long lacy coastline of Skopelos island, with its many secluded beaches, coves, and caves. Starting your boat trip you can visit the southern beaches of the island like Velanio, Stafilos, Limnonari, Amarandos, Panormos, Milia, Kastani, Hovolo, and many more. On the northern part of Skopelos, coasts are mostly rocky, with slopes that create secluded turquoise beaches like Aghios Ioannis, Perivoliou, Hondrogiorgis, Spilia, Glysteri, etc. Moreover, you can make shortstops at the many green little islets, such as Dasia, Stroggylo, and Plevro. No license is required to rent a vessel under 30hp which usually comes with an auxiliary motor of 5hp. Generally, the capacity is for 5 – 6 passengers.  For more information, please contact your hotel reception.

Sailing and Yachting in Skopelos island

Sailing in the Northern Sporades, with its lush islands, blue-green beaches, crystal-clear waters, picturesque villages, and exceptional gastronomy, is a lifetime experience. Skopelos island has lots of wonderful beaches and coves and many of them are accessible only by boat.  Skopelos Island has three organized marinas: in Skopelos Chora, Neo Klima and Loutraki. They are all well-equipped, with numerous berths and can accommodate sailing boats of all sizes. The largest marina is that of Skopelos Chora, while the most modern is that of Neo Klima. There are also numerous beaches and natural inlets ideal for anchoring around the island, such as Stafylos, Agnontas,  Panormos Bay and Limnonari. For more information, please contact your hotel reception.