Put Skopelos on your radar for a last-minute holiday and you’ll be rewarded with pretty bays and verdant countryside.
Thanks to its lack of airport, hotel development has been slow on Skopelos.Which is good news for holidaymakers, as it means accommodation is in characterful villas dotted around the island. Take Villa Erato.It sits above Skopelos Town with views of Mount Palouki.It mixes traditional Greek with modern amenities, and it’s just a 15-minute drive to the lively Glysteri Beach.
There are dozens of monasteries on Skopelos, with around 10 on Mount Palouki alone.These are perfect for a wander or stroll on a warm afternoon on the many walking trails on Palouki.South of Skopelos Town is the village of Stafilos, with bougainvillea-clad houses clustered around a sandy bay.In the charming hamlet of Glossa, in the north-west of Skopelos, it’s all Venetian towers and rainbow-shuttered houses.
Cut a quick dash to Skopelos for a last-minute holiday.Take a look at our guide to Skopelos for more inspiration.