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The airport of Skiathos island is only 5 minutes drive to the harbor by taxi, which you do not need to pre-book. The taxi stand is just outside the exit of the terminal building, on the opposite side of the road, from where you may pick up a cab directly to the ferry / hydrofoil ticket office at the port. There is no local bus to do this route.

It is indeed easier and quicker to fly direct to neighboring Skiathos island than via Athens; reaching Skopelos from Skiathos is just a short hydrofoil / ferry journey.

Please note: Charter flights from Manchester to Skiathos (2508 Km) are seasonal and usually operate from beginning of May till early October, every year.

During the years, we have gathered the following average figures, which of course are indicative and depend on many other weather parameters; however they may give you an approximate view.

May June July August September October
17.6 C 20.8 C 23.5 24.5 C 23.5 C 21.5 C

As far as we know there are no kite-surfs to rent on the island.

The reason is that there are no adequate neither consistent wind conditions in Skopelos for this surface water sport. Cross-shore and cross-onshore winds are the best for kiteboarding, which relies heavily on favorable wind conditions.

The island has one main town: Skopelos town (the island’s eponymous capital), and three villages: Glossa, Klima and Neo Klima.

In addition, there are the small settlements of Stafylos, Agnondas, Panormos, Atheato and Loutraki.

You will find automated teller machines (ATM), or cash machines as they are often called, spread at central points of Skopelos town, and of course at the entrance of “National Bank of Greece”. Both Glossa and Neo Klima villages have a cash machine each (no banks though).

Tap water in Skopelos is safe for consumption and no problem has been reported so far. You can usually drink from all taps connected to the municipality water network. If you are not fond of its taste, bottled water is also common and available in all local supermarkets and grocery shops.

Please note: Some properties – situated in the remote countryside – are not connected to the municipality water network; rain water cisterns are commonly used instead, and you should better ask the owners prior to your booking.

In Greece the voltage is 230 Volts (actually between 220 – 230 Volts), the standard frequency is 50 Hz, while the power sockets that are used are of type C and F.

There’s nothing more frustrating than finding your hairdryer or phone charger won’t work in Greece because we use a different plug system. Check if you need a power plug adapter for the power sockets (outlets) used here. Your need for an adapter depends on the voltage, frequency and power plugs in the country you live in. Many electrical appliances have a transformer that allows them to adjust to different voltage, and some must be switched manually from 120V to 220V electricity. Check your manual to see how your appliance can handle different voltage.

No, there is no organised campsite on the island.

Please, be informed that wild camping in Greece is illegal. On Skopelos, with the vast tracts of pine forest, free camping is strictly forbidden; Forest Authorities are very severe, while given fines may be pretty high.

There is no public swimming pool on the island.

Neighboring islands, Alonnissos and Skiathos, may be easily visited in a day trip, using the ferry boats or hydrofoils regular links.

Unlike the Cyclades – which are famous for their bareness – Skopelos and Sporades islands in general are verdant, with lush forests and trees.