Destination guide

Paradise found—beach bums soak up the sun

Give in to the temptation of laid-back island living and simply unwind in your Skopelos vacation rental. Set in the western Aegean Sea, the Greek island offers a diverse landscape, with sheer cliffs dropping down to tiny beaches, and green mountains and sweeping plains dominating the interior. The island is home to a flurry of picturesque villages, but the largest one, also called Skopelos, is a hillside town with a castle and a host of whitewashed churches. Ferries pour into the port city daily and the landscape buzzes with active restaurants, hotels, bars, and shops.

Things to do

Spend your island vacation in absolute ruins

Step into the past in Skopelos as you explore the remnants of a 13th-century castle and the 17th-century Agios Athanassios, the town's oldest church. You'll find more ruins in the village of Glossa, including a 4th-century citadel and a 5th-century temple of Athena. Your Skopelos vacation rental is a great jumping-off point for visiting the island's dozens of monasteries. Make the uphill trek for a glimpse of Ekklisia Agios Ioannis Chapel, an isolated Greek Orthodox church perched precariously atop a 325-foot high rock. The Folklore Museum displays artwork, including paintings and photos, that celebrate the island's cultural landscape.


Plenty of R&R on tap—when life's just a day at the beach

Enjoy a leisurely day in Agnondas, a quaint fishing hamlet with waterfront bars. The town is home to one of the island's few sandy beaches, where you can sunbathe or take a dip in the warm waters, before ending the day watching the sunset. Nature lovers can use the island's trail system to climb mountain summits and take in panoramic views of the surrounding islands. Get behind the wheel of a rental car and set out for a scenic drive, or don your captain's hat and rent a motor boat to tour the coast.


Wet winters to sunny summers—island weather runs the gamut

Skopelos offers a Mediterranean climate but you'll be skipping the beach in the winter when highs hover in the low 50s and the temperature of the Aegean Sea also falls. Winters also brings the occasional burst of cold air, along with the most rainfall in December and January. Temperatures climb to the 70s by late spring, but by summer, the island is dry and sunny, with daytime highs in the 80s. The sea temperature warms up to the mid-70s in the summer as well. Early fall is mild, until the rain starts falling again in November.

Natural features

Emerald hills and sapphire waters in this jewel of an island

Book a Skopelos vacation rental anywhere on the Greek island and you'll find yourself surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Lush green mountains fill the western and eastern end of the island, including Delphi, the island's tallest mountain with a summit of 2,234 feet. Sheer cliff walls give the island a dramatic coastline, while pine forests, orchards, olive tree groves, and fields of wild flowers grace the interior. Wildlife thrives on the island, as more than 60 species of birds fly overhead and the waters teem with fish.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Skopelos

The nearest airport is in Skiathos (JSI-Skiathos Island National), located 12.7 mi (20.5 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Skopelos, GR?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 597 vacation rentals around Skopelos. From 303 villa rentals to 76 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Skopelos?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Skopelos. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Greek Islands: 17,239 vacation rentals
  • Skiathos: 357 vacation rentals
  • Greek Mainland: 12,475 vacation rentals
  • Mediterranean Sea: 442,890 vacation rentals
  • South Pelion: 645 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Skopelos! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Skopelos?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Skopelos:

  • Skiathos: 357 rentals
  • South Pelion: 645 rentals
  • Istiaia-Aidipsos: 108 rentals
  • Mantoudi-Limni-Agia Anna: 71 rentals
  • Katigiorgi: 282 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Skopelos?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Skopelos. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Port of Skianthos: 662 rentals
  • Port of Alonissos: 392 rentals
  • Lalaria Beach: 650 rentals
  • Panormos Beach: 604 rentals
  • Skiathos Castle: 697 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Skopelos listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.