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    Ferry Boats

    Published on 2014-10-06

    The island of Skopelos has two main ports and an alternative ports:Main Skopelos PortPort of Loutraki, which is in the seaport village of GlossaPort Agnonta, used only in case of bad weather.COASTAL CONNECTIONCruisers type hydrofoils, flying cats and speed cats, as well as conventional and high-speed ships in 4 different ferry companies, connect the island of Skopelos with six different ports.CONNECTED
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    Events - Celebrations

    Published on 2014-10-06

    MONTHLY DATE HOLIDAYs TIMETABLEJanuary 1 New Year's dayJanuary 6 Theophany or EpiphanyJanuary 30 The Three Holy Hierarchs School holiday onlyFebruary 25 Saint Reginos Applies only to SkopelosMarch Ash Monday Date varies each yearMarch 25 Greek Independence DayApril Good Friday Date varies each yearApril Holy Saturday Date varies each yearApril Holy Easter Date varies each yearApril Easter Monday Date
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    Areas

    Loutraki
    Loutraki is the island's second port and the first the visitor will encounter on a ferry from Skiathos. It has some of the finest tavernas on the island, a splendid Byzantine church and tower, and the remains of Roman-era Selinous, in the vestiges of Roman baths and other structures still visible along the shore.
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    Glossa
    Glossa is the most striking town on Skopelos, sharing its architecture with the villages of the Pelion, but its views with no one, except perhaps Palio Klima: the breathtaking vistas of the Skopelos coastline, Skiathos and beyond can be seen from its restaurants, bars, squares and even streets. It is as old as Skopelos Town, but its history is overshadowed by ancient Selinous, which stood on a hill
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    Klima
    Klima is more accurately two places, Palio (Old) Klima and Neo (New) Klima, also known as Elios. Palio Klima, off the road to Glossa, was largely razed by the 1965 earthquake, after which the inhabitants were moved to the sturdier ground of Neo Klima, also known as the port of Elios. Like its counterpart on Alonnisos, Patitiri, Elios was constructed to house those displaced by the earthquake. While
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    Stafylos
    Stafilos, named after the island's mythical founder, is one of the most protected beaches here. Nearby Agnondas, also a port, is very popular with islanders in summer.
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    Agnontas
    This is a picturesque village to the south of the island some 8 kilometres from Chora, with a sheltered bay and taverns. It offers safe anchorage and is never affected by the "Meltemia" winds.
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    Car and Scooter hire : On Skopelos, there is available to rent a wide range of cars, mini vans, 4x4 and motor bikes. For more information call our travel office and we will find you the best prices for cars or bike rental.

    The bus station is at the quayside, next to the harbour and the large parking area. From here you can journey out to the destination of your choice, while buses serve all the way up to Glossa and down to Loutraki -the second port of the island. The service is sufficient, with busses running regularly, according to the daily time table which you will also find there. Ticket prices are pretty reasonable and vary due to the destination.

    Driving with safety means:

    • Learning and implementing the traffic code

    • Not driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

    • Driving within the speed limit

    • Passing and overtaking other vehicles properly

    • Not running a red traffic light

    • Coming to a complete stop at STOP signs and giving right of way

    • Giving right of way to pedestrians and disabled persons

    • Observing traffic signs and recommendations of traffic police

    • Always wearing a seatbelt

    • Putting children in the back seat and properly securing them with seatbelts

    • Always wearing a helmet if riding or being a passenger on a motorcycle

    • Checking the vehicle before setting off on a journey