Beaches in Skopelos are known for their crystal waters and the marvelous green landscape that surrounds them. Skopelos has a rare quality because it is rich in vegetation, mainly pine trees, that grow densly until the water edge. Among the most popular Skopelos beaches are Stafylos, Hovolo, Panormos and Elios. You will find below a list with the best beaches in Skopelos island.
Guide to beaches
Panormos is located 12 km north west of Skopelos Town and despite the long distance, the route is quite pleasant. The sandy beach is enclosed in a stunning bay and consists of two small islets. It is a quite popular area with beautiful surroundings, many facilities and an impressive lush green setting. Close to the beach lies the village of Panormos where you will find plenty of taverns, restaurants and many local shops. Next to the sea are some ancient wall remains.
Stafilos is one of the closest beaches to Skopelos Town. Just 5 km away from the capital, the stunning bay is accessible by local bus or private car. A nice fish tavern welcomes the visitors and some wooden steps lead down to the lovely pebbled bay with fine grey sand and crystal clear waters. Stafilos offers some rental facilities and a nice beach bar with cold drinks and snacks. It is partly organized, meaning that the other half of the beach is totally unspoilt. The beach is actually one of the most popular places for swimming for its crystalline bay and its close proximity to the town. This bay owns its name to the Minoan king Stafilos who was supposed to have disembarked in this lovely cove.
Kastani is one of the loveliest beaches in Skopelos, with lovely crystal waters and white sand, located 15 km west of Skopelos Town. It has a remarkable environment surrounded by pine trees that reach the edge of the shore. Its majestic landscape has made a worldwide tour with the American film “Mamma Mia”, most of the scenes were shot here. Kastani becomes busy in summer, but not as busy as Elios or Klima. A sloping dirt road, just 500 meters from the bus route, will lead you to the beach.
At the north side of Skopelos, amidst the pine tree forests is the famous and beautiful beach of Milia, a long, white sandy shore that stretches for nearly a km alongside the enchanting landscape. Milia is located 13 km west of the capital and is extremely beautiful with glimmering white sand and turquoise waters, ideal for swimming and diving. The beach offers some rental facilities like sunbeds and umbrellas and a nice beach bar serving cold drinks and snacks. Right opposite the marvelous beach is the verdant islet called Dassia, adding to the idyllic scenery. A nice beach bar, sun beds and umbrellas are located in the middle of Milia. It is usually affected by the strong winds.
One of the few northern beaches of Skopelos, the pebbled beach of Glysteri is located in a small cove with waterside taverns, protected from the winds by a long narrow bay. Fine light grey sand and emerald waters can be found in this lovely bay. The beach is reachable by car or boat. Nearby is the beautiful Cave of Tripiti. It is located 4 km north of Skopelos Town.
This small lovely sandy beach is hidden in a magnificent cove a short distance northwest of Agnondas and can be reached by foot from a path overlooking the sea or by little boat (caique). Because the bay is surrounded by pine trees the waters of Limnonari appear to be green. Sun beds, umbrellas and a waterside tavern can be found there.
On the far northeast of Skopelos is the secluded sandy beach of Perivolou surrounded by pine trees reaching the level of the sea and impressive rock formations. This beach is reachable by foot or boat. It is located 4 km from Glossa and 30 km north west of Skopelos Town.