Things to Do in Skopelos

Things to Do in Skopelos

Skopelos is a fertile island, also called Green and Blue Island due to its greenery and beaches, in the Northern Sporades. Skopelos got world famous after the screening of Mamma Mia. Many tourists come specially to visit Kastani Beach and the mesmerizing Agios Ioannis Church because both of these places were featured in that movie.

There are almost 360 monasteries and churches, some of which are on the mountains of Palouki and Delphi. At the sea level, you get to see the beautiful clear blue beaches and large pine tree forests.

But there is a lot more to Skopelos than mere sight-seeing. Keep reading for more

In the Aegean, Skopelos is the most viridescent of islands and produces three different types of plums which are used for various traditional dishes.

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So, let’s explore what are some of the “Skopelos things to do."

  1. Skopelos Town

The Skopelos town is the gem of Skopelos Island. It is the capital and the harbor of Skopelos. It is home to one of the oldest and largest communities. The houses here are whitewashed and have terracotta roofs to make Skopelos town the picturesque town of Skopelos Island. You can find souvenirs shops in the alleyways which are carrying on their traditions.

  1. Agios Ioannis Church

This is the church where the scene of Sophie's wedding from Mamma Mia was filmed. Even if not for Sophie's wedding, it would still be a fantastic place to visit. This church is located 100 meters above the sea and to reach it, you would have to climb 198 steps, but it is worth it. From above, you would be able to see beautiful clove way and the yachts in the turquoise waters.

  1. Churches and Monasteries

Considering the size of Skopelos, it is interesting to know that there are more than 360 churches and monasteries here. On your trek, you come across a chapel, monastery, or church now and then. To cover your shoulders and legs while you are visiting these religious places is considered respectful.

  1. Panormos Beach

Panormos beach is in a cove, and it is almost 12 meters away from the town of Skopelos by road. To reach the beach, you are provided with the Island buses. The namesake resort in Panormos gives you various facilities including cafes, mini markets, tavernas, water sports center, and ATM. Panormos faces west and so, experiences beautiful dream-like sunsets. The beach has a blanket of pebbles, and the blue shade of water depends on its depth.

  1. Kastani Beach

If you want to relax and chill by the beautiful sparkling waters, Kastani Beach (with a lot of sand, and pebbles) is the right place for you. Kastani Beach gives you serene views which are soothing to your sight, and for your sunbathing, the beautiful summer sun has it all covered for you.

  1. Venetian Castle

Though there is not much left of this castle, still it gives the best vantage point of the Mount Palouki and Skopelos Town. For the ones who want a selfie and the ones who want a panoramic photograph, Venetian Castle with its wonderful scene instantly becomes your place.

  1. Boat Trips

The Northern Sporades are very close to each other making it possible for you to go ashore at Alonissos, as well as Skiathos. You can make this trip by getting your Skopelos boat trip. Skopelos boat trips are the best trips, and on these trips, you can see seals or dolphin pods in the crystal blue waters.

These and many more things are waiting for you on Skopelos Island, all you have to do is visit our site ( and get ready for your beautiful trip. We’ll arrange the rest for you.

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