Skopelos Beach Guide
Skopelos has excellent pine-fringed beaches that edge idyllic coves and crystalline waters on the southwest coast. Here is a selection of some of the best beaches.
Staphylos Beach – This narrow crescent of white-sand beach nestles beneath steep tree-clad hills overlooking a picturesque bay with crystalline waters perfect for swimming. This family friendly beach is easily accessible by car and bus from Skopelos town and is one of the most popular (and crowded) beaches on the island.
Facilities include a beach bar, tavern, changing rooms, sun beds and umbrellas. Staphylos is located on the south coast, around 4km from Skopelos town.
Valanio Beach – Unwind on the fine golden sand of this picture-perfect beach set beneath an ancient Minoan archaeological site and surrounded by mountains and sweet-scented pine forests.
Sunbathe on the beach, go swimming in the calm waters of the blue bay and stroll the archaeological ruins above the beach, believed to be the palace of the Minoan King Staphylos. Located on the south coast and accessible on foot from neighbouring Staphylos Beach, Valanio is the only official nudist beach on the island.
Agnon as Beach – Follow the paved road from Staphylos Beach to this small pebble beach, which faces a wide bay surrounded by pine-covered hills. A small town offers a choice of taverns, hotels and shops. Agnon as Beach is located on the southeast coast, around 15km from Skopelos town.
Limnonari Beach – This white-shingle beach curves around a stunning turquoise bay framed by mountains covered in pine trees. Relax on the beach, cool off with a swim or savour a cold drink from the beachside tavern. Facilities include sun beds and umbrellas. Limnonari is a 15-minute walk from Agnon as Beach and just 9km from Skopelos town.
Panormos Beach – Surrounded by picturesque pine-clad hills and curving around a wide turquoise bay, this white-shingle beach offers good swimming in calm waters. Relax on the beach and watch a magical sunset from a beachside tavern or from the terrace of your hotel.
Facilities include sun beds, umbrellas and various water sports. The small town of Panormos offers a choice of waterside taverns, cafes and hotels. Panormos is located on the west coast, around 12km from Skopelos town.
Milia Beach – This 1000m-long off-white sand and pebble beach sits between pine-covered hillsides and faces the calm turquoise waters of a picture-perfect bay and the offshore islet of Dassia. Go swimming and windsurfing or relax on the beach.
Facilities include an array of water sports, a beach bar, various taverns, sun beds and umbrellas. Come for a day or stay longer at one of the nearby hotels. Millie Beach is located on the west coast, around 21km from Skopelos town.
Hovolo Beach – Discover a trio of gorgeous white-sand beaches that sit beneath tree-studded cliffs and a turquoise bay that is perfect for swimming. Hovolo is accessible by following a dirt track from the main road that runs from Kastani Beach to Elios village, and is located on the west coast around 19km from Skopelos town.
Agios Ioannis – This tiny beach lies beneath a rugged cliff face and opposite a picturesque monastery that sits perched high on a rocky cliff surrounded by sea. Agios Ioannis is located 30km northwest of Skopelos town.
Perivolou Beach – Unwind on this secluded fine grey- and white-sand beach that nestles beneath cliffs and is surrounded by pine trees. Accessible by foot or boat, Perivolou is located 4km from Glossa on the northeast coast of Skopelos.
Glyfoneri Beach – This small white-sand and pebble beach is framed by bush-clad hillsides and faces the tranquil waters of Agios Konstantinos. Go swimming and enjoy fresh seafood at the beachside taverna. Glyfoneri is located 2km north of Skopelos town.