According to aceinland, Skopelos (Greek: Σκόπελος) is an island in the Aegean Sea that is part of the Northern Sporades. The Northern Sporades are a region of Greece (Europe). The capital of Skopelos is Skopelos of the same name.
Skopelos is known as a tourist destination. This is because Skopelos has a lot to offer. There are no fewer than 360 churches! The capital Skopelos is fully equipped for tourists with shops, restaurants and bars. You can also find the traditional white houses and narrow alleys there. The landscape of Skopelos is hilly with very dense vegetation. The coastline is rocky with many sandy beaches and bays, especially on the south side. Some bays are only accessible by water. The northern part of the island is also difficult to access. The island is also known for its fruit and (plums in particular), folk art and ceramics. See thenailmythology for the best of Greece.
Where is Skopelos located?
Travel information of Skopelos
Official name: Skopelos
Area: 96 km²
Country code: GR, GRC
Population: 4,830 inhabitants (2011)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 680 m (Delfi)
Distance (Amsterdam – Skopelos): 2,062 km
Flight time: approx. hour (after that boat from Skiathos)
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place on Skopelos that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Skopelos, please visit Countryaah.
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Skopelos. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compile your ideal trip yourself.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Skopelos?
Weather and climate
Skopelos has a Mediterranean climate. In the winter months the temperatures are around 10 to 15 degrees and in the summer months around 30 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Skopelos can be found on our extensive weather page.
May, June, July, August and September are the best months to travel to Skopelos. In these months you have the best chance of good weather.
Greek is the official language on Skopelos. In addition, a lot of English is spoken because of tourism.
Would you like to translate from or into Greek for free? Use the Google translator for this.
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not necessary.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Greece: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Greek Embassy in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
Greek Consulate in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
You do not need any vaccinations for a visit to Skopelos.
Money and Currency
On Skopelos you pay with the euro (EUR).
An overview of all ATMs on Skopelos can be found on our ATMs page.
The prices on Skopelos are a lot lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -22% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (33% cheaper), food (18% cheaper), imported beer in catering (14% more expensive), cigarettes (36% cheaper) and public transport (50% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.
It is customary to tip on Skopelos, even if this is already included in the bill. Good service is about 5-10% tip.
On Skopelos it is 1 hour later than in the Netherlands.
Summer time on Skopelos is the same as in the Netherlands.
The local time, date and time zone for Skopelos can be found on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
On Skopelos you have to drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle on Skopelos.
An overview of all ferry connections between the various Greek islands can be found on GTP.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Skopelos.
On Skopelos the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.
More information about electricity on Skopelos can be found on our electricity page (look under Greece).
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 112 or 100
– Fire: 112 or 199
– Ambulance: 112 or 166
The water from the tap is drinkable, but due to the high chlorine content in many places, we recommend drinking bottled water.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to Skopelos can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Greece (Skopelos) can be found on Abyznewslinks.
Websites from Skopelos end in.gr.
Skopelos official website: visitgreece.gr.
The country code (international access number) to call someone on Skopelos is 0030 or +30.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Skopelos? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Phone numbers can be found in the Skopelos Phone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Skopelos Yellow Pages.
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Skopelos.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos of Skopelos.
Holidays and school holidays
An overview of all public holidays on Skopelos can be found on Beleven.org.
You will find an overview of all school holidays in Greece (Skopelos) in the Eurydice school guide.
Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on Skopelos, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about Skopelos?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Skopelos. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Skopelos can be found on Protected Planet.
Skopelos is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Skopelos? On the IATA website you will find an overview of the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, medicines and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.
Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business on or do business with Skopelos, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about Skopelos, including: opportunities, import and export rules, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Skopelos.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum allowed blood alcohol level is 0.5 for cars and 0.2 for motorcycles and novice drivers up to 2 years old.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed
Did you know that…
…A large part of the movie ‘Mamma Mia’ was filmed on Skopelos?
…Skopelos is known for its 360 churches?
…Skopelos was hit by a major earthquake in 1965?
…Skopelos has no airport?
…Some beaches on Skopelos are only accessible on foot or by boat?