Skopelos is one of the most distinctive islands of the Aegean, with wonderful natural landscapes and picturesque pathways. A lush island, against the backdrop of the blue sea, with dense forests that cover almost 80% of its surface, it is rightly regarded as the greenest island in Greece. Apart from laidback moments on the beaches of Skopelos, travelers have the opportunity to hike on stunning trails across the island’s countryside and admire its unique biodiversity.
Skopelos has an organized network of old pathways. Thanks to the local hiking teams and the municipality of Skopelos, these pathways have become more accessible and functional in recent years. Most have good signage, rest areas, and vary in length, expanding over a large part of the island and passing through old villages, medieval monasteries, natural springs, tiny Greek orthodox chapels, dense forests, and a protected coastline of the NATURA 2000 network.
Hiking Trails on Skopelos
Glossa-Loutraki: You can walk down the cobblestone pathway that was used by the locals to reach the port of Loutraki. This route is about 2.5 km long.
Skopelos Town-Stafylos-Velanio: Simple and enjoyable route. The best way to finish the route is a swim at those 2 impressive beaches. It’s about 5km long.
Skopelos Town-Mount Delphi: A route that approaches the highest peak of the island. It’s about 3km long.
Glossa-Keramotos beach: A path that follows the flow of a small river in the ravine of Keramotos, crossing the forest (about 4.5 km).
The most popular hiking trails in Skopelos are T1, T2, T3, T4 and T5.
- Τ1 Skopelos Town to Mount Palouki and the Monasteries.
- Τ2 Vatos (from Mount Palouki) to the Holy Monastery of Taxiarches and Saint Anna
- Τ3 Skopelos Town – Agios Konstantinos – Tzelali.
- Τ4 Palaio Klima – Loutraki.
- Τ5 Loutraki – Glossa.
Benefits for the guests of “Spyrou Skopelos Experience”
“Spyrou Skopelos Experience” has partnered with “Skopelos Trails” to provide its hotel guests with organized hiking tours on Skopelos. The tours are organized by “Skopelos Trails” and include guidance through the picturesque pathways. Skopelos Trails itself ensures that the pathways are functional and accessible.
The hotel guests of “Spyrou Skopelos Experience” take advantage of exclusive prices in the hiking tours of “Skopelos Trails”. The final price for taking part in the “coast to coast” route that starts at Skopelos Town and ends at Panormos is €23.00 per person. The duration of the hike is from the morning until the afternoon. Minimum number of participants is four (4) people.
Our partnership with “Skopelos Trails” offers our guests the following advantages:
- Organized hiking trips in collaboration with experienced guides.
- Special Prices for taking part in the tours
- Free telescopic hiking poles with anti-vibration shock absorbers at our hotels