Skopelos is an ideal island for those who want to spend a few days in a place full of adventure and outdoor activities. Let’s see what activities you can do on the island!
Hiking and Cycling in Skopelos
Skopelos gives you the opportunity to take relaxing trips to the countryside. It counts more than eight mountains making it the ultimate destination for hiking and cycling enthusiasts. The highest and most famous mountain on the island is Delphi. It is 681 meters high and offers stunning views of the entire island. Palouki is the second largest mountain with a height of 546 meters that overlooks the country and has dozens of monasteries.
Now if you are looking for easier routes there are some that will surely impress you. These are towards Aghios Taxiarchis and Agia Anna, where they give you the opportunity to enjoy a breathtaking view, the Keramoto route near Glossa that is worth walking, as well as the route from Palaio Klima to Loutraki Glossa.
For more information: Skopelos Cycling (+30) 6947 023 145 – (+30) 24240 22398
Sea kayaking in Skopelos
The sea kayak is an ideal way to explore every coast of the island. Scopelos has numerous sea caves, deserted beaches and uninhabited islets that you can discover. You may stop wherever you wish, admire the landscapes and experience a unique experience in the crystal-clear waters of the island.
For more information: Kayaking Skopelos (+30) 697 429 9055 – (+30) 694 738 259
Scuba Diving & Snorkeling in Skopelos
Of course, this is a great opportunity to discover the magnificent underwater world of the island. Take a boat and visit Panormos Bay, Hovolos Beach, Amarantos Bay and the Alonissos National Marine Park, enjoying safe diving, next to experienced instructors.
For more information: Scuba Diving (+30) 6940 448000
Stand Up Paddling in Skopelos
Lastly, it’s one of the most popular activities on the island that helps work out the whole body. It is a pleasant way to explore the hidden coastline of the island and admire the seabed through the turquoise waters.
For more information: 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.