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Getting around in Skopelos
Skopelos breathtaking scenery should preferably be explored independently by car or scooter. Local buses and taxis are available if you can not, or do not want to, rent your own vehicle.
BY SCOOTER AND CAR
Car and scooter rental places lies at the end of the waterfront, east of the ferry dock. I gladly recommend Discovery that has neat scooters, motorcycles and cars.
With a scooter you can experience extremely beautiful views, and don't have to fit the bus.
It is almost impossible to pick out the island's most beautiful stretch of road. Maybe it's the distance between Skopelos Town and Elios (Neo Klima) via the small mountain village of Pirgos? Or possibly the distance between Glossa and Agios Ioannis? Or why not the distance between Stafilos and Limnonari via the small fishing village of Agnontas? Surely there are many stretch of roads that compete for first place.
The bus start out from the port in Skopelos Town and runs to/from Stafilos, Agnontas, Panormos, Milia, Elios, Glossa and Loutraki. The bus stops at several villages and beaches along the way.
The taxi station is located at the bus station in Skopelos Town. You can also stop a taxi on the street, or call 24240-23240.
Excursion boat that goes to the national marine park.
BY EXCURSIONS BOATS
Excursion boats to the neighbouring island of Alonissos and the National Marine Park start out early every morning (in good weather) from the waterfront in Skopelos Town. The National Marine Park was founded in 1992 with the purpose to protect the highly endangered Mediterranean monk seal. There are very few monk seals left and they are considered to be Europe's most endangered mammal. It is believed that there are only eighty monk seals left in Europe, the majority in Greece, mainly around Alonissos and the surrounding islands.
It is not likely that you will se any monk seals during the boat excursion, but there are great chances to see dolphins. Not so bad either. The tour includes a visit to the island of Kyra Panagia where there is an interesting monastery, a stop at the Blue Grotto (which is not particularly blue) and a few hours on Alonissos to eat lunch and you also have time for a short sightseeing.
Skopelos is an excellent hiking island. And that is one of the reasons why we like Skopelos so much. So if you like to hike you will love Skopelos.
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