The Best Places to Stay in Skopelos
• Skopelos Town: The island’s capital, Skopelos Town, is a charming and lively destination with a stunning waterfront, narrow cobblestone streets, and white-washed houses adorned with colorful flowers. The town offers a variety of shops, restaurants, and bars, as well as cultural attractions such as the Folklore Museum and several historic churches. Nearby beaches include Glyfoneri and Glisteri. This is the best place to stay for most first-time visitors.
• Glossa: Perched on a hill overlooking the sea, Glossa is a traditional village with spectacular views, winding alleys, and stone houses. The village offers a quieter, more authentic experience and a selection of tavernas, shops, and accommodation options. Close to Glossa, you’ll find beautiful beaches such as Perivoliou, Hondrogiorgi, and Loutraki.
• Panormos: This picturesque coastal village boasts a beautiful sandy beach with crystal-clear waters, ideal for swimming and sunbathing. Surrounded by pine forests, Panormos offers a relaxed atmosphere, a handful of tavernas, and a range of accommodation options.
• Stafylos: Located a short drive from Skopelos Town, Stafylos is a popular beach destination with a beautiful cove and clear turquoise waters. The beach is well-organized with sunbeds, umbrellas, and a beach bar, while the surrounding area offers a range of accommodation options, from hotels to self-catering apartments.
• Agnontas: This quaint fishing village, nestled in a sheltered bay, offers a serene escape with a small pebble beach, turquoise waters, and several waterfront tavernas. Agnontas is an excellent base for exploring nearby beaches such as Limnonari, Amarantos, and Panormos.
• Kastani Beach: Made famous by the film “Mamma Mia!”, Kastani Beach is a stunning stretch of sand with crystal-clear waters and a backdrop of lush pine trees. Although there are no accommodation options directly on the beach, visitors can stay in nearby Skopelos Town or Panormos and make a day trip to Kastani Beach to enjoy its pristine beauty.
• Milia Beach: Milia Beach, one of the island’s most beautiful and longest sandy beaches, is surrounded by pine trees and offers a relaxed, natural atmosphere. With sunbeds, umbrellas, and a beach bar, it’s an ideal spot for a leisurely day at the beach. While there are limited accommodation options nearby, visitors can stay in Panormos or Skopelos Town and easily access Milia Beach by car or scooter.
The 7 Best Hotels in Skopelos
1. Aeolos Hotel
Excellent 4-star hotel, close to the main harbor, having spotless, quaint double rooms, family rooms and suites with small fridges. Breakfast included and private verandahs/balconies have lovely sea, garden, and town views. Sea view rooms on the higher floors are recommended. Suites add living areas and have unobstructed views. The town center and ferry port are a short walk away (less than 10 minutes).
Hotel Phone: +30 24240 22233
Located in a scenic olive grove, this hotel located 2 kms from Skopelos town features tranquil, large, airy studios and apartments with well-equipped kitchenettes (mini-oven, cooking rings, fridges, coffee machines), and spacious patios/balconies with garden views. Apartments add living rooms with sofa beds.
Hotel Phone: +30 2424 023006
A short walk away from the town center, this beautiful hotel set in a traditional whitewashed building with lush gardens, features bright, inviting rooms and suites with lots of Greek charm, fridges, included breakfast and lovely pool/garden/ sea views. Suites add good-sized living rooms and upgraded suites add Espresso coffee machines. Great place to stay for couples.
Hotel Phone: +30 24240 22517
Beachfront hotel, with a lovely semi-private beach, located 12.5 km from Skopelos town featuring a good range of Greek-style, white-toned rooms and maisonettes having mini-fridges and private balconies with garden/side sea/stunning panoramic bay and sea views. The bi-level maisonettes add sitting areas.
Hotel Phone: +30 210 300 6000
Small, traditional Greek hotel, 12 km from Skopelos town, in a serene setting, steps away from the Panormos beach, featuring simple, clean, homely rooms and suites with fridges and good-sized balconies. There are a couple of tavernas nearby and buses into town can be taken from a bus stop closeby.
Hotel Phone: +30 24240 23150
Charming, quiet, hotel, on the Loutraki hillside, overlooking the Loutraki harbor, 25 km from Skopelos town, having large, basic, clean studios and 2-bedroom apartments with small kitchenettes (rings, kettles, mini-fridges) and furnished balconies with fantastic, unobstructed sea views. The harbour area with its shops and tavernas is a short stroll away.
Hotel Phone: +30 2424 0 34 073
Great hotel for families of 4, 5, or 6. Inexpensive, clean, simple rooms and apartments with full kitchens. Short walk to beautiful Stafylo Beach.