Skopelos Beaches

Stafylos beach

Stafylos beach

0.5 km from bus stop, 4.5 km from Skopelos town, with facilities, orientation: south-west, family friendly, parking along the road

Velanio beach

Velanio beach

Officially nudist beach, accessible on foot from Stafylos beach (about 500 meters) or by boat, no facilities, orientation: south-east

Agnondas beach

Agnontas beach

Easy access, 8 km from Skopelos town, with facilities, orientation: west, south-west, family friendly, large parking area on the jetty

Limnonari beach

Limnonari beach

1 km from bus stop, 9.5 km from Skopelos town, with facilities, orientation: south-west, family friendly, parking available

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Glysteri beach

Easy access, off the bus route, 4.5 km from Skopelos town, no facilities, orientation: north, family friendly, plenty of parking spaces

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Panormos beach

Easy access, on the bus route, 17 km from Skopelos, with facilities, orientation: west, family friendly, parking along the road

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The Bay of Blo

Accessible by boat or via a small dirt road before Panormos turn, it is protected from all winds; an ideal shelter for yachts and sailing boats

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Armenopetra beach

Difficult access, no facilities, ample parking, orientation: north-west (first part), south-west (second part)

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Perivoliou beach

Easy access, off the bus route, 4.5 km from Glossa village, with facilities, orientation: north-east, family friendly, plenty of parking

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Hondroyiorgi beach

Easy access, off the bus route, 5.1 km from Glossa village, no facilities, orientation: north, family friendly, plenty of parking space

Mainly shingle, to suit all tastes…

There is a variety of beaches and coves with crystal clear waters. Sandy or shingle, secluded or much frequented, for nudists or not, with waterside traditional taverns or canteens, for snorkeling, underwater fishing or just swimming, with sun beds, umbrellas and sea sports, or just the sun and you. Some are easily reached by buses and taxis, others by private vehicles (cars and mopeds), and these -inaccessible to cars- are reached by boats, caiques or on foot.

The bus stop and the taxi rank are both at the quayside and from here you can journey out to the beach of your choice. The local bus service operates along the coastal road; it is pretty good, with buses running regularly, according to the time table which is displayed there.

Also available for hire are runabout boats from Panormos beach, equipped with outboard motors, ideal for exploring a long coastline, not readily accessible on foot, where are some beautiful, deserted coves; even the inhabited islet of Saint George, tucked in between Skopelos and Alonnissos. There is no more peaceful way of spending a day, than by taking a picnic lunch to your own private beach and share it with the seagulls.

Notes

  • You will always find a sheltered beach, no matter from which direction the wind blows. For example you may try south beaches when it is a north wind or the opposite. To those who enjoy “big ocean” and surf type of waves, try the north beaches on a northerly wind day.
  • The north and north-east beaches of the island are less developed and accessible only by private vehicle (car, moped) or boat.
  • Underwater diving: Diving without authorization is not permitted everywhere. Before practicing your favorite sport therefore, you must refer to the local port authorities. An area for underwater diving without authorization is the “Mikro Adelphi” islet.

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