Now immortalised in the Hollywood movie "Mama Mia", Skopelos town is a picturesque unspoilt harbour town, full of cobbled streets and quaint churches. A short ferry ride from Skiathos, the island has a tranquillity and charm, which, combined with lovely beaches, friendly people and authentic villages, mark it out as truly special.
Our villas in Skopelos are all in wonderful locations, most are a short distance to the town with stunning sea views, whilst others are tucked away in the countryside, near orchards, walking trails and hilltop monasteries. All of our villas in Skopelos have private pools.
Flying to Skopelos
As Skopelos is such an unspoilt island it does not have its own airport. Changeover day for Skopelos is Friday.
Flights arrive into the neighbouring island of Skiathos and there is a regular ferry service to take you across to the port in Skopelos Town
from where all the properties in this brochure can be reached within 20 minutes.
Transfers to/from Skiathos airport to Skopelos can be arranged at a price of £30 per person (return) which includes a taxi transfer to/from the airport to the port and the crossing to/from Skopelos Town. The crossing (60-90 minutes) can be by ferry, hydrofoil or catamaran depending on the weather and seasonal timetables.
Please note that departure times of connections do vary over the season and a wait may sometimes be necessary. In this case luggage can be stored at a nearby café and the town explored.
Nowadays, the variety and choice of flights from UK airports to European destinations is considerable. We do not tie you in to a package holiday with prearranged travel; you are free to choose flights from your closest airport using any charter, scheduled or low cost airline.
We always recommend booking your flights and hire car as soon as you have decided on your holiday accommodation. You will find that fares are usually lower and the choice of flight times is wider.
Airport parking and hotels
Once your flight is booked you will want to plan your journey from home to the airport and
arrange car parking for the duration of your holiday.
Up to 60% discount with Vintage Travel and 'Holiday Extras'
At many UK airports you can pre-book Valet Parking or Meet and Greet service, either driving straight to the airport terminal where you hand the car over to a representative, or to the secure parking area from where you will be taken in a shuttle vehicle to your departure terminal. If your flight departure is an early one, why not stay the night before at an airport hotel? Or View Parking at UK Airports.
Hotels with parking are often cheaper than parking alone and prices usually include transfers to and from the airport terminal. Many hotels offer free child places, special meal offers and use of leisure facilities, so your holiday gets off to a stress-free start.
You may find that the Airport Car Hire service suits your needs; pick up a hire car, up to 24 hours before your flight, drive to the airport and either walk or be transferred to the terminal. On return you have up to 24 hours to return the car, and you can even fly out of one airport and into another at no extra cost.
Another option is to book into an Airport Lounge , where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the airport terminal and relax for up to 3 hours before your flight.
- Hotels at UK Airports
- Coach Travel with National Express to UK Airports
- UK Airport Lounge Reservations
- Book travel to UK Airports by Rail
Please note that the above services are offered in partnership with 'Holiday Extras' and are available at most UK airports. Details will show in a new browser window. Discounts can be up to 60% for Vintage Travel customers when booked online.
We are happy to research flights on your behalf and where we book flights for you there will be a booking fee of £30 per person.