A Guide to Skopelos

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Located East off the coast of mainland Greece is one of the countries’ less talked about islands, that is until the hit movie Mama Mia! came to town for filming. Surprisingly this island is still one of Greece’ best kept secrets (perhaps the hype has died down since the film was released). So if you’re looking for something less touristy and want to ditch the crowds, Skopelos is a great port of call on your journey throughout the many islands of Greece.

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Exploring Skopelos on Foot

Skopelos was the first port of call on my 7 day Seabourn Cruise through the Greek Isles. Although Skopelos is a large island to discover, with just one day to explore I concentrated my efforts around Skopelos Town, where most of the action happens.

Arriving at the port, I began to climb the steep and winding staircase on the side of the church, which leads to views of a hidden beach below and ultimately arrives at one of the town’s best views. Here you will find a small restaurant offering juices, smoothies and light snacks (and also my favourite view in town – see below!)

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Things to Do in Skopelos

Although a less visited island in Greece, that is not to say that Skopelos is without its’ own unique beauty to offer visitors. Without main attractions, the town of Skopelos is best explored on foot, without any destination or intent on arriving.

Panagitsa of Pyrgos (the church built in to the cliffside as you arrive at the port of Skopelos town) offers a great view of the hidden beach and ocean below. This is one of 360 churches on the island of Skopelos, many of which have been privately built.

Beach culture in Skopelos is still the most popular way to spend time, particularly in the summer heat that can soar to the likes of 40 degrees celsius.

Agios Ioannis is the most popular choice of beaches, thanks largely to being a primary filming location for the Mama Mia! film.


Eats & Drinks 

If you eat just one thing in Skopelos be sure to make it a cheese pie, a local specialty that can be found in any snack bar.

Stafilos restaurant offers one of the most impressive views if you’re planning a romantic evening out, with a strong seafood focus but thankfully some vegetarian options on offer also.

Molos is a great choice on the shorefront, particularly if you’re after something more casual any time of day.

Cafe Bar Thalassa is my preferred choice for a light bite, especially for smoothies and/or yogurt and the most incredible view (pictured above).

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    Survival games
    August 25, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    It looks such a charming town! I love the architecture and the amazing contrast with the vibrant sea. Love XX

    pankaj karnwal
    August 13, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    this is nice.

    wings io
    August 11, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    Read your post I feel quiet, rustic. Ideal place to relax and refresh yourself. Right now I would love to go there to relieve stress in my daily life and work. Very peaceful!

    August 11, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Oops I forgot a B!

    August 8, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    Brooke your pictures are just magical! I can actually feel that I am there and experiencing this beauty!
    I am in love with your work and miss your Insta posts. Please post more often 🙂

    geometry dash
    August 8, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    me too

    August 8, 2017 at 2:42 am

    What a beautiful place! Great photos. I would love to visit there someday.

    August 7, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    These photos are so dreamy, could that water be any bluer? I had no idea Mama Mia was filmed in Skopelos, such a fun movie and what a stunning location.

    August 6, 2017 at 8:32 am


    Kay Nguyen
    August 5, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    Beautiful photos! Love your blog <3

    August 5, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    Wow, that looks absolutely amazing. I think I may just love áll Greek islands 😉

    August 5, 2017 at 9:31 am

    I really hope you loved Skopelos! I personally visited Skiathos for this summer’s vacation and I am planning on going back, sometime soon and visit Skopelos too!!

    August 5, 2017 at 4:50 am

    Gorgeous photos.

    Mike Greg
    August 4, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Forever in love with Greece! The streets, the views and the food, everything there is fabulous!

    Kate - Travel for Difference
    August 4, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    It looks such a charming town! I love the architecture and the amazing contrast with the vibrant sea. Love XX

    American Travel Blogger
    August 4, 2017 at 7:48 am

    The beauty of Greece is out of this world. It is one of those places that really lives up to the hype – and there is a lot of hype, yet it really is that incredible. Amazing it stays so white too:)

    Green global trek
    August 3, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    Brooke your photos are very alluring. I have only been to Greece as a young ten year old and it is definitely on my bucket list of cpu tries to travel to. Your post reinforces that for me! Beautiful vistas and colors and small cobblestones streets. Well captured.


    August 3, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Great post! It’s nice that you explore less touristic places and give your personal opinion about your experience there.

    • Brooke Saward
      August 3, 2017 at 3:53 pm

      Totally agree – the beauty of this place was having it almost all to myself! Such a pretty little town 🙂 xx

    August 3, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Greece looks soooo beautiful. It just seems like one of those places where no matter what, you’ll never take a bad photo because everything is so picturesque. I really need to visit someday!

    • Brooke Saward
      August 3, 2017 at 3:53 pm

      It is JUST like that! Everything is so light and bright I’m loving it so far 🙂

    August 3, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Really useful tips to travel Greece Guide to Skopelos with pictures thanks for sharing

    Sarah Charpentier
    August 3, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Its so beautiful!!!!

    the adventurer
    August 3, 2017 at 6:29 am

    Skopelos looks beautiful! I had no idea Mamma Mia was filmed there and I love that movie =o) I could spend hours wandering through the streets there =o)

    • Brooke Saward
      August 3, 2017 at 3:54 pm

      I actually didn’t know til I got there either haha! It was such a nice place to wander – and quite the exercise with all those stairs in summer haha!