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One of the most scenic of the Greek islands, Skopelos offers the perfect island getaway. Here is why you should go...
With Skopelos car rental, you can pick up your vehicle from downtown locations or from the port. Pre-booking your hire car will ensure you get the best price and will mean you can immediately get out on the road, exploring.
Pine-clad mountains, olive groves, sweeping beaches and a scattering of whitewashed villages - this is the sight that will greet you when you arrive on the beautiful Aegean island of Skopelos. It's little wonder that this picture-perfect location was chosen for the hit film Mama Mia.
The tempting beaches offer sandy stretches to catch up on a little rest and relaxation, the sprinkling of villages give you plenty of excuses for exploration, and the numerous tavernas give you lots of opportunities to try out authentic Greek dishes.
Skopelos Town, the island's capital, will let you indulge in an easy-going pace of life by day, where you can wander around independent shops selling a variety of jewellery and ceramics or simply enjoy people-watching with a coffee under the sun. Kastro is the old quarter set on a hilltop overlooking the rest of the island and here you will find an old Venetian castle and many small bars and restaurants.
Car hire in Skopelos will allow you to explore this beautiful island and all it has to offer. Here is where to explore on your island adventure...
Just 20 minutes from Skopelos Town will see you arrive in the tranquil and scenic village of Glossa. This really is authentic, old Greece - and if you're in the mood for a hike, you'll have plenty of opportunity for beautiful walks. In the evenings, you can enjoy al-fresco dining in one of the seafront tavernas.
Mama Mia fans should don their walking shoes and climb the steps to Agios Ionnas Sto Kastri - the beautiful church that features at the end of the film. There are numerous steps and a steep climb, but you'll be rewarded by the fantastic views of the rest of the island at the top. A good tip when you're travelling by car is to try and find out what time the tour boats arrive and avoid these to miss the hordes of tourists.
The island is home to more than 100 churches, and taking your car around the island will let you stop off and explore. Ten minutes from Skopelos Town is Pefkias and here, a number of walks will bring you to tiny chapels in the hills, as well as immersing you in the island's wildlife.