Skopelos is an island still little known outside the borders of Greece. Its tourism is mainly Greek, in particular family groups that, thanks to its proximity to the Greek peninsula, spend their holidays here. Although it is not too difficult to find accommodation on Skopelos, even cheaply, I always recommend booking in advance to have more chances to find good offers, a hotel with good position and services.
In general, the accommodations on the island are small family-run hotels, most of the apartments and rooms are managed by the inhabitants of the island. This gives a more real and less touristic taste of the island. If you are looking for discos and parties, this is not the most suitable Greek island. On the contrary, it is ideal for lovers of nature, greenery, animals (especially cats!) and the quiet, almost intimate life.
A Greek island where you can find peace and natural beauty. There are really few luxury hotels or tourist resorts on the island.
The island of Skopelos has few inhabited centers, the rest are small settlements near the beaches. The capital of the island, “Chora” or “Skopelos Town” is the liveliest and best served center of the island, with several shops, taverns and bars where tourists concentrate the hours after sunset. The port is the most famous area for its restaurants and bars.
- Areas where to stay on the island of Skopelos
- Hotels in Skopelos – Best and recommended
Areas where to stay on the island of Skopelos
Let’s see the best apartments, studios, hotels, pensions, houses and rooms for rent, divided by location on the island:
Skopelos Town – Chora
Almost all tourists stay in Skopelos Town. In fact, in the small capital of the island, almost all the accommodation, souvenir shops, taverns and bars of the sila are concentrated. Although the nightlife is not very “lively” or rather almost non-existent, there are some bars where you can spend the night, after dinner in one of the excellent taverns.
It’s an ideal base for touring the island during the day and perfect for finding something nice to do at night: a dinner at the tavern, a walk and something to drink in one of the bars in the centre. The town of Skopelos is a charming town: its houses are simple and elegant. The balconies and the flowery courtyards offer some colour variations to the white and brown of the houses.
Best hotels and apartments in Skopelos town:
Skopelos Village – Comfortable and picturesque apartments/houses, directly on the beach, a few meters from the center and the port
Dolphin Hotel – Excellent location, spacious rooms and good price. With swimming pool.
Sunrise Village Hotel Apartments – Seafront apartments and studios just a few metres from the centre. Excellent quality/price ratio.
Aeolos Hotel – Sea view rooms, comfortable and with all services. A few steps from the centre, the port and the beach.
Note: The town of Skopelos has quite a few stairs, so I recommend the hotels near the port especially if they come with a lot of luggage.
Panormos – Best beaches
Panormos is another charming and pleasant little seaside resort. Famous for its beach, among the most beautiful on the island of Skopelos. It is an excellent area to find accommodation if you love sandy beaches, quiet and full of green.
It offers more accommodation options than the other coastal towns, including a 5 star hotel and a 4 star hotel. You will find restaurants and bars where you can enjoy the night.
Let’s take a look at some of the best hotels and apartments in the area:
Adrina Resort & Spa – The best hotel on the island, for its views, beaches and of course facilities. A dream.
Adrina Beach Hotel – Excellent hotel, luxury and services. Offers rooms and apartments. Really beautiful.
Blue Green Bay – Rooms and apartments, a few steps from the beach, with swimming pool. Excellent quality/price ratio.
Panormos Beach Hotel – Hotel in traditional style, a few steps from the beach, ideal for a quiet vacation at a good price.
Agnontas – Coast and beaches
Agnontas is a small town on the island of Skopelos, has a port that is used mainly when, due to bad weather, close the main port. It is a very quiet and quite small town, ideal to enjoy its beach, nature and its inhabitants.
It does not offer many accommodation options, which means fewer tourists! It is about 10 kms from Skopelos Town, so you can use it as a base to visit the island, especially if you are travelling by rental car.
Kallisti Seaside Studios – New apartments, excellent position near the beach and the centre.
Stamatia’s Garden – Small B&B immersed in the green, excellent position and atmosphere.
Neo Klima, Loutraki and Glossa – Total tranquility
If you are looking for small coastal towns of total relaxation and tranquility (without many tourist services) you can look for accommodation in Neo Klima, Loutraki, where the second port of the island and Glossa are located.
Hotels in Skopelos – Best and recommended
If you are looking for recommended hotels where to sleep here you can find the most valued and with best recommendations.
1. Aeolos Hotel
Contact No. +30 24240 22233
This fabulous hotel is conveniently located by just a walking distance to the town center and near the major port. It is 3-star rated with accommodation divided into suites, family and double rooms.
The rooms are clean with stunning views of the garden, town and sea especially those in the top floors. Aside from individual balconies, the rooms also have mini refrigerators inside.
Complimentary breakfast is also included.
Contact No. +30 2424 023006
This serenely constructed hotel is situated within a picturesque field of olives, just 2 kms away from the Skopelos town. Amenities available for each studio or apartment include coffee or tea making facility, a mini refrigerator, stove, and mini-oven.
The studios and apartments also have individual verandahs with views of the garden. The apartments are particularly equipped with sofa beds in their living rooms.
Contact No. +30 24240 22517
This striking hotel is just a walking distance from the town. It is Greek architecture at its finest with its whitewashed walls and well-lighted interiors. Accommodation is divided into suites and rooms.
Standard amenities include complimentary breakfast, mini-refrigerators, access to the pool and sceneries of the garden, pool or the sea. Additional amenities include espresso coffee machines and spacious living rooms for suites.
Contact No. +30 210 300 6000
This resort-style hotel is 12.5 kms away from the town of Skopelos. It features a partly private beach with Greek-style rooms and studios.
This beachfront hotel has standard amenities that include in-room mini-refrigerators and individual balconies with sceneries of the garden, the bay or the sea. It also has two-story studios with living rooms.
Contact No. +30 24240 23150
This little and conventional hotel is very near to Panormos beach. It has suites and rooms that are peaceful, homey and fresh with individual balconies and refrigerators.
It is close to the bus stop and dining places.
Contact No. +30 2424 0 34 073
Located 20 km from the town on the Skopelos island, this peaceful and lovely hotel is on the hillside of Loutraki. Bars, restaurants and shops are just nearby. It has a stunning view of the sea.
The studios are simple but spacious. The apartments on the other hand are fully furnished with two bedrooms and a private balcony.
This affordable and family-friendly hotel is just a short distance away from the lovely Stafilos beach.
If you travel with a family or group, you can choose to stay in an apartment, you will have more comforts such as kitchen, washing machine, iron and other services (you change from apartment to apartment, so I recommend you to check before booking). With the apartments I recommend you to verify the extra costs that are not always included.
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