Skopelos is a quite touristy island but not a massive one. It has infrastructure but without deterioration of its character. The green island of Skopelos can win you over from the first moment the boat approaches the picturesque harbor of the island with the white houses built amphitheatrically on the hill. Walk around the charming town (Chora) and get lost in the narrow cobbled streets that separate prim houses and mansions, stop in the small squares and get into the churches scattered around the villages. At night, the harbor is full of life, with restaurants, bars and tsipouradika (traditional wine taverns) having their tables spread on the streets and below the trees.
A main road runs the island from the south to the northwest - green route through dense pine forests. South of the mainland (Chora), the road leads to the beach of Stafilos and the picturesque resort of Agnontas. Following the main road to get to the town of Glossa, charming, with many traditional elements, in the northern mountainous environment overlooking Skiathos island. Farther away is the port of Loutraki, the second port of the island, mostly for ships coming from Skiathos. On the route to Glossa you will meet junctions leading to piney beaches with crystal blue waters and tavernas offering fresh grilled fish. If you are looking for isolated beaches, however, ensure a boat and explore the north side of the island between Panormos and Elios. Do not miss a visit to the old church of Agios Ioannis where it is actually an adventure to visit it. Agios Ioannis is located on a small but high hill and offers a magnificent view of the Aegean Sea. The famous movie Mamma Mia was shot in this area.