"Travelling to Skopelos is much easier now days than what it used to be back in the sixties, when the island was serviced by mostly wooden boats from Pelion peninsula on mainland Greece, close to Volos.
Today with two airports close by and ferry connections from Agios Kostantinos, Volos and Thessaloniki, getting to Skopelos is as easy as never before."
From other places in Greece
You can reach Skopelos throughout the year, with boat/hydrofoil schedules from Athens, (via the port of Aghios Konstantinos), and Volos.
In the mid and high season of summer, the island has also got boat connections to Thessaloniki, to Kymi, (in Evia) and to Skyros (the fourth and remotest member of the Sporades) . In the peak season (ie July/August) there are always connections to other islands (although schedules vary from one season to the next, there is usually a once a week connection from the Cyclades group of islands and from Crete) and to and from Limnos.
(1) Via charter flight into Skiathos
If you are traveling to Skopelos in the summer season, from May until October then by far the easiest and quickest route is via the airport of Skiathos. Skiathos is the neighbouring island to Skopelos. It has a small airport which receives charter flights from a variety of European countries (eg UK, Holland, Norway, Italy). Once you have arrived in Skiathos, you can connect over to Skopelos by hydrofoil or ferry boat, and journey time is approximately 45 minutes.
(2) Via other airports on the Greek mainland.
There are both scheduled and charter flights operating services to Athens and Thessaloniki, all year round from points all over the world, and charter flights into Volos airport from a few Northern European countries in the summer season.
From the arrival airports on the mainland you will then need to travel onwards to Skopelos by a variety of different means.
From Athens you will have a choice of two travel routes.
(1) By air.
From Athens International airport to Skiathos airport on a scheduled domestic flight lasting 40 minutes, which is operated by Olympic Airlines. There is usually one service per day from March through October and three services a week in the other months.
(2) By coach to the port of Aghios Constantinos.
Which is situated 260 kilometres North of Athens, and from there by hydrofoil/catamaran/ferryboat to Skopelos. The airconditioned coach service departs from the centre, at times which link in directly with the boat departures. It takes approximately 2 and a half hours, and there is usually a short stop midway for refreshments. The hydrofoil/catamaran/ferryboat schedule frequency varies according to whether you are traveling in low, mid or high season. All vessels are airconditioned and have toilet and café facilities. Journey time is 2.5-4 hours depending on the vessel type.
If you are arriving into Thessaloniki airport in the summer months, you will need to get a taxi or a bus to Thessaloniki port, from where departs a catamaran/ferryboat service to Skopelos. All vessels are airconditioned and have toilet and café facilities. Journey time is 2.5-6 hours depending on the vessel type.
From Volos airport
From Volos airport, you will need to get a taxi to Volos port, from where there are regular departures by hydrofoil/catamaran/ferryboat to Skopelos. The schedule frequency varies according to whether you are traveling in low, mid or high season. All vessels are airconditioned and have toilet and café facilities. Journey time is 2.5-4 hours depending on the vessel type.