A great start to visiting Skopelos, since picturesque Loutraki is the first port where the hydrofoils and ferries from neighboring Skiathos stop before looping around to Skopelos town on the other side of the island. Small and well organized, it never gets crowded and disembarkation from ferry boat or hydrofoil is immediate.
There is one main street all along the seafront –to the left and to the right of the harbor jetty– with cafés, taverns and few shops, while narrow backstreets are leading to the interior of the small and tranquil settlement. On the other side of the main street a long fine-shingled beach stretches all the way behind the harbor to the end of the breakwater.
The bus stop and taxi rank are both centrally located next to the harbor, and the main road that skirts the island starts from here and runs between Glossa, Klima, Neo Klima, Panormos, Agnontas, Stafylos and Skopelos town; local buses ply the route with plenty of services from mid-June to mid-September.