Map of Skopelos island Greece

Skopelos is one of the Greek Sporades Islands located in the Aegean Sea, 121 kilometres north east of the mainland port of Agios Konstantinos (which is 166 kilometres north of Athens). It’s a beautiful pine-forested island with an interior carpeted with groves of olive, almond and plum trees. It’s neither as commercialised as neighbouring Skiathos nor as untouched as tranquil Alonissos. The package holiday industry has firmly established itself here but the islanders have shown dogged determination in refusing to allow Skopelos to be entirely swallowed up by mass tourism. The island boasts two of the most picturesque towns in the Sporades, many good pebble beaches and some wonderful walks for keen hikers.