Skopelos is located at Central Greece and can therefore be reached from several points. The island has two harbors: the main harbor at Skopelos Town and the one at Glossa (locally known as Loutraki) at the Northwestern side of Skopelos. You have the following options to reach Skopelos depending on your starting point.
When you arrive at Agios Konstantinos you can buy your tickets from several travel agents on the dock or collect them in case you have booked. It is strongly recommended that you book your ferry tickets in advance. There are at least two or three ferries per day (regular, or the fast Flying Dolphin hydrofoils) in summer from Agios Konstantinos to Skopelos. Travel time by conventional ferry from Agios Konstantinos is approximately 5 hours (price approx. 36 €/adult) and by flying dolphin/catamaran is approximately 3 hours (price approx. 48 €/adult).
Skiathos is an island of the Northern Sporades complex which connects to Skopelos by boat. Skiathos airport is the main airport servicing the Northern Sporades islands.
European airlines currently serving Skiathos include Austrian Airlines, Lauda Air, Monarch Airlines and Novair. Flight aggregators such as Expedia also offer up-to-date searches of all flights to Skiathos from across Europe and elsewhere. The British travel company Thomson also offers summertime flights to Skiathos from Birmingham, East Midlands, Gatwick, Manchester and Newcastle.
The best way to go from the airport to the port of Skiathos is by taxi. The taxis are right in front of you as you come out of the airport. The route is approximately 5 minutes and the cost is about 10 euros. From Skiathos port you can get a ferry, flying dolphin or catamaran for your onward journey to Skopelos. The Flying Dolphins and Catamarans take 15 minutes to Glossa and 40 minutes to Skopelos Town.
Volos is a city of Central Greece which belongs to the county of Magnesia. It is also the closest port of Greece mainland which connects to Skopelos. There are many flights to Volos (Aghialos) airport from Gatwick, Bari, Berlin, Vienna, Dussledorf, Nuremberg, Hamburg, Milan, Rome, Brussels during summer months, offered by Airberlin, Ryanair, Monarch, Avro, Transavia and may other airlines. These flights connect well to the boats to Skopelos.
From Volos airport it is recommended that you take a bus to Volos KTEL bus terminal and get a taxi from the bus terminal to Volos port, or walk for about 10 minutes. The bus ticket from Volos airport to Volos town costs only 5 €, while the taxi from the airport to the port is usually around 50 €.
From the port of Volos you will find several ferries and catamarans that connect daily to Skopelos. Travel time by conventional ferry is approximately 5 hours (price approx. 26 €/adult) and by catamaran is approximately 3 hours (price approx. 45 €/adult).
Thessaloniki is the second biggest city of Greece, and is located at Northern Greece. Easyjet and Ryanair fly to Thessaloniki as do other airlines such as BA, Olympic, Swiss etc.
Thessaloniki has a ferry which goes straight to Skopelos in the summer months (see NEL’s timetables for more details). From Thessaloniki you can also take the Public Intercity bus (KTEL Magnesias) to Volos and get a boat from Volos port to Skopelos. The bus terminal at Thessaloniki is called Macedonia Intercity Bus Station (KTEL Macedonia) at Gianitson 244 str., 54628, Thessaloniki. The bus to Volos leaves every 1,5-2 hours and the journey takes about 2,5 hours. For information on bus schedules from Thessaloniki to Volos please call 14505 (KTEL phone service) or check www.ktelmacedonia.gr, which is an excellent site.