The Greek island of Skopelos has three ferry ports, so it’s important to know which one you are arriving or departing from when traveling by ferry!
Skopelos Ferry Ports
Skopelos is a Greek island located in the Aegean Sea. It is one of the northern Sporades islands, and is sometimes known as the Mamma Mia island, as some of this cult film was shot on location there.
Skopelos is known for its verdant landscapes, its traditional architecture, and its beautiful beaches. Easily accessed from the Greek mainland on the Volos to Skopelos route, as well as the nearby islands of Skiathos and Alonissos, Skopelos has become a favorite island hopping destination.
If you are planning on taking ferries to Skopelos Greece, or traveling on from Skopelos to other destinations, there’s something important to keep in mind. Skopelos island has three ferry ports: Skopelos Town, Glossa, and Agnontas.
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Skopelos Town Port
The largest and busiest of the three ferry ports, Skopelos Town is located on the northeastern coast of the island. This is where most visitors to Skopelos will arrive, as it is the port with the most frequent ferry services. Skopelos Town also has a lot of places to stay, and is the main town on the island, making it a logical choice to arrive to, stay, and depart from.
The main port of Skopelos is served by both conventional ferries and high-speed ferries. From Skopelos Town Port, it is a short walk into the town center, where you will find a variety of shops, restaurants, and cafes.
Skopelos Town is a charming, traditional Greek town with whitewashed houses, winding streets, and plenty of restaurants and cafes. You can also hire ATVs or cars here, or take the local buses to places of interest on the island.
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Skopelos Glossa Port
Glossa could be considered as the second port of Skopelos. You might also see this port referred to as Loutraki.
A lot of the ferries from both Volos Port and Skiathos might first stop at Glossa before continuing on to Skopelos Town. In fact, the ferry crossing from Skiathos to Glossa is very quick taking just half an hour, making a day trip possible.
Arriving in the alternative port of Glossa is best suited for people with their own vehicles, as although Glossa does have accommodation, sooner or later visitors will want to spend more time at Skopelos town on the opposite side of the island.
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Skopelos Agnontas Port
Agnontas is a small port located on the south coast of the island. It is home to a small ferry termina. Typically, Agnontas is only used as a port when bad weather makes it too difficult for ferries to dock in the other ferry ports of Skopelos.
On some years however, Anes Ferries may sail from Mantoudi Port in Evia to Agnontas in the summer season. The port itself is little more than a concrete platform!
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Buying Ferry Tickets
In order to look at the Skopelos ferry routes in one place, visit the Ferryscanner website. Here, you can compare ferry companies ticket prices, travel time, and also buy tickets online.
As mentioned, make sure you make a note of the departure port when planning your trip. Ideally, you’ll want to either arrive or depart from a Skopelos ferry port closest to your hotel.
Ferry Companies Sailing Skopelos
There are always more ferries sailing in the summer high season than in the winter low season. Most people who want to visit Skopelos normally do so between April and October.
Travelers normally pick a ferry company to sail with based on the most convenient crossing and price. As the journey time for ferry trips around Skopelos is quite short, most people don’t have a preference for one company over another.
The four most popular ferry companies that operate routes to/from Skopelos are:
– Hellenic Seaways
– Anek Ferries
– Aegean Flying Dolphins
You can see which Skopelos port they sail to and from along with ferry schedules at Ferryscanner.
Skopelos Ferries FAQ
If you are planning on making a ferry connection between Skopelos and other islands in the Northern Sporades, these are some important things to keep in mind.
Where do ferries go from Skopelos?
Ferries go from Skopelos to Skiathos, Volos, and Alonissos. There may also be seasonal crossings to Mantoudi port in Evia island.
What are the ports in Skopelos?
The ferry ports in Skopelos are Skopelos Town Port, Skopelos Glossa Port, and Skopelos Agnontas Ferry Port.
Where do you get the ferry from Skiathos to Skopelos?
Ferries sailing from Skiathos that reach Skopelos depart from the main ferry port in Skiathos town.
How long is the ferry ride from Skiathos to Skopelos?
The ferry trip between Skiathos and Skopelis can take between half an hour and an hour depending on the type of ferry and which ferry port in Skopelos you will arrive at.