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WHY IONIAN ISLAND HOLIDAYS?

AWARD WINNING HOLIDAYS

We are delighted to have been voted "Best Holiday Company to Hellenic Europe" as well as winning silver for the "Best Villa Holiday Company" in our respective categories. We have been winning awards for seven consecutive years from 2011 to 2017.
British Travel Awards Winner 2017
British Travel Awards Silver 2017
British Travel Awards Winner 2016
British Travel Awards Winner 2016

NO HIDDEN EXTRAS

Our prices are per person with no hidden extras. We include:
  • Flights with 20kg luggage allowance
  • Fuel Surcharges
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers (where applicable)
  • Car Hire (where specified)
  • Welcome Pack
Plus, we offer an additional 10% off for under 16's on most holidays!

EXPERT ADVICE

Our team of experienced and knowledgeable advisers are here to make your holiday to the Greek islands memorable - and for the right reasons!
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For many, Skopelos is the epitome of the ultimate Greek island. Despite an increase in popularity since the hit musical ‘Mamma Mia’ was filmed here, over a decade ago, Skopelos has maintained its authenticity. Unspoilt island life; simple food; quiet beaches; green, mountainous interiors; offer a complete removal from the stresses of modern life.

The Island of Reefs, so named because of its many offshore islets and rocks, could equally be called the ‘Green Island’ because of its spectacular craggy coastline fringed by the pine trees that are one of the island’s defining features. Where the pine forests end, the olive groves begin and where they end the orchards begin! Virtually every fruit tree can be found on Skopelos, although plums are an island speciality.

Skopelos has a number of beaches, mostly quiet, like the kilometre stretch of tiny white pebbles at Milia, where the pines grow right down to the shore, or the fine sand of Limnonari. Rural Skopelos reveals itself in scattered hamlets of stone built houses with distinctive silvery grey slated roofs surrounded by woods and orchards to rival any in Greece.

Walking on the island is possible much later into the peak summer months than on other islands, due to the shaded nature of many of the paths and plentiful springs and fountains. With no water shortage, a deep cool bath or long refreshing shower after a walk or beach session is not the over indulgence here that it might be on other drier islands! After all that, heaven might just be a slice of Skopelos cheese and vegetable pie straight out of the oven, fresh local plums and a glass of ice cold Retsina beneath an ancient pine with the sparkling Aegean beyond! Eating out on Skopelos with fresh local produce, imaginative cooking and friendly service is highly recommended. Fish tavernas in spectacular locations and ‘ouzeries’ serving local ‘meze’ are a speciality of the area.

Skopelos Town

The island’s eponymous capital is a bustling small port and harbour on a spectacular bay, with a maze of narrow paved streets, the ruins of a Venetian fortress and nearly 125 old churches with over 360 churches in total. The bustling waterfront of cafes and tavernas is sheltered by huge oak or mulberry trees and behind these, boutiques, jewellers and souvenir shops reflect the more sophisticated side to Skopelos. The magical drive to the other main village, Glossa on the north west tip of Skopelos, passes through the unbroken pine forests and olive groves of the west coast that are one of the island’s crowning glories.

Glossa

The northernmost village on the island, Glossa is a hillside town with magnificent views looking across to Skiathos. A traditional village with elegant, whitewashed town houses and narrow cobblestone streets, it has a selection of tavernas, a mini-market and café bar. Glossa is linked to the coast by the small harbour and pebble beach of Loutraki, 5 minutes’ drive.

Panormos / Agnondas

Panormos has one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, a peaceful village and a number of waterside tavernas. Agnondas is a beautiful bay built around a region of pine trees forests. There are a couple of excellent tavernas specialising in serving fresh fish.

 

 

Skopelos Town: Tranquil small squares with quaint churches and marvellous views. Its traditional architecture is unique amongst the Greek Islands. Narrow flower filled cobbled streets climb the hillside between white washed houses with slate or red tile roofs and bougainvillea cascading down their walls. The old town is a designated preservation area, any new building must retain the old style. Explore the 120 Byzantine churches with the carved temples or the ruins of the 13th century Venetian fortress. A bustling waterfront of cafes and tavernas is sheltered by huge plane or mulberry trees and behind these, boutiques, jeweller’s and souvenir shops reflect the more sophisticated side to Skopelos.

Glossa: The northernmost village on the island. Glossa is a hillside town with magnificent views looking across to Skiathos. A traditional village with elegant, whitewashed, town houses and narrow cobblestone streets, it has a selection of tavernas, bakery, shops and a café bar. Glossa is linked to the coast by the small harbour and pebble beach of Loutraki, five minutes drive away.

Panormos and Agnondas: Panormos has one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, a peaceful village with waterside tavernas. Agnondas has a beautiful bay and four excellent tavernas with a speciality of fresh fish.

  • Boat trip to the Marine Park, home of the endangered Monk Seal
  • Explore secluded coves in your own motor boat from Panormos
  • See the many monasteries on the island including the Convent of Prodromos at Agios Ioannis or the Venetian Monastery of Episkopi
  • Enjoy the islands many beaches including the sandy beaches at Limnonari and Milia
  • Sailing lessons through the local sailing club
  • Half day “Town Walk” through the old part of Skopelos Town led by a knowledgeable guide
  • Hiking in the hills around Skopelos
  • Scuba diving around the Sporades
  • Mountain biking in the hills around Skopelos
  • Food festival where local ‘delicacies’ are presented and local musicians & singers perform (August only)
Flights for 2018
Friday departures
Direct flights from London Gatwick, Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle
SKIATHOS (JSI): for Skopelos, Alonissos, Skiathos and Pelion Peninsula
FRIDAY FLIGHT
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London Gatwick Skiathos Dep: 12:20hrs
Arr: 17:45hrs
Dep: 18:45hrs
Arr: 20:20hrs
None Thomson Airlines
TOM 4558/9
North Terminal From: 4th May
To: 18th May
London Gatwick Skiathos Dep: 05:35hrs
Arr: 10:55hrs
Dep: 12:55hrs
Arr: 15:05hrs
None Germania Airlines
ST 2610/1
South Terminal From: 25th May
To: 28th Sep
Stansted Skiathos Dep: 07:00hrs
Arr: 12:25hrs
Dep: 13:25hrs
Arr: 15:10hrs
£25.00 Thomas cook
MT 7078/9
Main Terminal From: 4th May
To: 28th Sep
Manchester Skiathos Dep: 09:00hrs
Arr: 14:45hrs
Dep: 15:45hrs
Arr: 18:55hrs
£35.00 Thomas cook
MT 2164/5
T1 From: 4th May
To: 28th Sep
Newcastle Skiathos Dep: 08:05hrs
Arr: 13:45hrs
Dep: 14:45hrs
Arr: 18:20hrs
£35.00 Thomas cook
MT 1678/9
Main Terminal From: 4th May
To: 28th Sep
Manchester & Stansted flights for the Pelion will now operate to Skiathos only, transfers will be arranged accordingly.
These timings are quoted in local time and may be subject to alteration. Greece is 2 hours ahead of the UK. Check-in time for UK is 2 hours prior to departure and in resort, due to security requirements, check-in should be 3 hours prior to departure.
Flights for 2019
Friday departures
Direct flights from London Gatwick, Stansted and Manchester
SKIATHOS (JSI): for Skopelos, Alonissos, Skiathos and Pelion Peninsula
FRIDAY FLIGHT
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FROM TO OUTBOUND
FLIGHT
INBOUND
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SUPPLEMENT
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London Gatwick Skiathos Dep: 09:45hrs
Arr: 15:20hrs
Dep: 16:00hrs
Arr: 19:00hrs
None ENTER AIR
ENT 414/5
South Terminal From: 10th May
To: 17th May
London Gatwick Skiathos Dep: 05:35hrs
Arr: 10:55hrs
Dep: 12:55hrs
Arr: 15:05hrs
None Germania Airlines
ST 2610/1
South Terminal From: 24th May
To: 25th Sep
Stansted Skiathos Dep: 07:00hrs
Arr: 12:25hrs
Dep: 13:25hrs
Arr: 15:10hrs
£25.00 Thomas cook
MT 1078/9
Main Terminal From: 3rd May
To: 20th Sep
Manchester Skiathos Dep: 09:00hrs
Arr: 14:45hrs
Dep: 15:45hrs
Arr: 19:05hrs
£35.00 Thomas cook
MT 1194/5
T1 From: 3rd May
To: 20th Sep
Manchester & Stansted flights for the Pelion will now operate to Skiathos only, transfers will be arranged accordingly.
These timings are quoted in local time and may be subject to alteration. Greece is 2 hours ahead of the UK. Check-in time for UK is 2 hours prior to departure and in resort, due to security requirements, check-in should be 3 hours prior to departure.

TRANSFERS

Onward sea crossing from Skiathos to Skopelos by Sea Cat or local ferry services. Where applicable, hire cars will be waiting at the port.

Approx transfer time: 45 mins to 1 hour 15 mins

PRE-BOOKING YOUR AIRCRAFT SEAT

To pre book your seat please contact the airline directly quoting Ionian Island Holidays as your tour operator, your booking reference number, flight number, date of departure and specific flight request. Payments for these seats are direct with the airline.

AIRLINE CONTACT DETAILS

Germania Airlines: Visit Website
Thomson Airlines: N/A
ENTER AIR: N/A
Thomas cook: Visit Website

LUGGAGE ALLOWANCE

20kg for checked baggage, 5kg hand baggage.
Security restrictions may apply, please contact the airline, the airport or ourselves before departure.

FLIGHT ONLY

We are able to offer a limited number of flights direct to Kefalonia, Preveza and Corfu. Contact out UK office for further details on 020 8459 0777.

AIRPORTS ASSISTANCE

Please also fully inform us of any disability or walking difficulty you may have, so we can provide assistance at the airport. This must be made at least 7 days before departure.

Elissaios Villa
ELISSAIOS VILLA
SKOPELOS
This stylish and traditional villa sits in an elevated position in the hills above Skopelos Town
3 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Thea
VILLA THEA
NEAR SKOPELOS TOWN
Magnificent villa near Skopelos Town enjoying a magical panorama
3 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Koumaria
VILLA KOUMARIA
PANORMOS, SKOPELOS
Villa Koumaria is set in rural Skopelos, just a short drive to some of the island’s finest beaches around Panormos.
2 bedroom villa with private pool
Villa Aetoma
VILLA AETOMA
NEAR SKOPELOS TOWN
Elegant villa in a spectacular location
2 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Argo
VILLA ARGO
STAFILOS, NEAR SKOPELOS TOWN
Romantic villa for two or a small family in a superb position with magnificent views
1 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Estia
VILLA ESTIA
NEAR SKOPELOS TOWN
A spacious two bedroomed villa set in its own gardens with outstanding views over Skopelos Bay
2 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Argo Villas (Iphitos & Amphion)
ARGO VILLAS (IPHITOS & AMPHION)
STAFILOS, NEAR SKOPELOS TOWN
Two comfortable semi detached villas in the historic hill village of Stafilos overlooking a picturesque bay
2 One bedroom semi detached villas each with their own private swimming pool
Villa Potami
VILLA POTAMI
POTAMI, SKOPELOS
A modern stylish two bedroom villa in a rural setting
2 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Salkim
VILLA SALKIM
DITROPON, SKOPELOS
A traditional stone built villa with its own pool and spectacular views towards Evia and Skiathos
2 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Skalopati
VILLA SKALOPATI
PANORMOS, SKOPELOS
A modern and comfortable villa in an outstanding location above beautiful Panormos Bay
2 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Rania
VILLA RANIA
NEAR SKOPELOS TOWN
A charming traditional villa close to Skopelos Town, set in an idyllic olive grove
3 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Faros Town House
FAROS TOWN HOUSE
SKOPELOS TOWN
Waterside accommodation with a fabulous view of Skopelos Towns’ bustling harbour
Apartments located in the heart of Skopelos Town
Metochi Villa
METOCHI VILLA
NEAR SKOPELOS TOWN
Wonderfully positioned villa with sea and town views
3 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Skopelos Village
SKOPELOS VILLAGE
SKOPELOS TOWN
Delightful apartment hotel within an easy walk of Skopelos Town
36 apartments with shared swimming pools
Villa Alegria
VILLA ALEGRIA
NEAR SKOPELOS TOWN
Traditional built stone villa with magnificent sea and harbour views
1 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Avaton
VILLA AVATON
NEAR SKOPELOS TOWN
Hillside villa close to Skopelos Town with stunning views of the harbour, Mount Palouki and Alonissos
3 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Leofoto
VILLA LEOFOTO
SKOPELOS
A delightful romantic villa for two with spectacular views
1 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Nefeli
VILLA NEFELI
NEAR SKOPELOS TOWN
This stunning villa, set in the hillside enjoys a enviable location above Skopelos Town
3 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Plaka
VILLA PLAKA
NEAR GLOSSA, SKOPELOS
Perfectly positioned villa, exquisite views in a most glorious setting
2 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Naida
VILLA NAIDA
SKOPELOS
A contemporary villa for two with stunning sea and harbour views
1 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Faros Town House
FAROS TOWN HOUSE
SKOPELOS TOWN
Waterside accommodation with a fabulous view of Skopelos Towns’ bustling harbour
Apartments located in the heart of Skopelos Town
Skopelos Village
SKOPELOS VILLAGE
SKOPELOS TOWN
Delightful apartment hotel within an easy walk of Skopelos Town
36 apartments with shared swimming pools
Villa Alegria
VILLA ALEGRIA
NEAR SKOPELOS TOWN
Traditional built stone villa with magnificent sea and harbour views
1 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Argo Villas (Iphitos & Amphion)
ARGO VILLAS (IPHITOS & AMPHION)
STAFILOS, NEAR SKOPELOS TOWN
Two comfortable semi detached villas in the historic hill village of Stafilos overlooking a picturesque bay
2 One bedroom semi detached villas each with their own private swimming pool
Villa Leofoto
VILLA LEOFOTO
SKOPELOS
A delightful romantic villa for two with spectacular views
1 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Argo
VILLA ARGO
STAFILOS, NEAR SKOPELOS TOWN
Romantic villa for two or a small family in a superb position with magnificent views
1 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Naida
VILLA NAIDA
SKOPELOS
A contemporary villa for two with stunning sea and harbour views
1 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Aetoma
VILLA AETOMA
NEAR SKOPELOS TOWN
Elegant villa in a spectacular location
2 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Koumaria
VILLA KOUMARIA
PANORMOS, SKOPELOS
Villa Koumaria is set in rural Skopelos, just a short drive to some of the island’s finest beaches around Panormos.
2 bedroom villa with private pool
Villa Plaka
VILLA PLAKA
NEAR GLOSSA, SKOPELOS
Perfectly positioned villa, exquisite views in a most glorious setting
2 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Potami
VILLA POTAMI
POTAMI, SKOPELOS
A modern stylish two bedroom villa in a rural setting
2 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Skalopati
VILLA SKALOPATI
PANORMOS, SKOPELOS
A modern and comfortable villa in an outstanding location above beautiful Panormos Bay
2 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Estia
VILLA ESTIA
NEAR SKOPELOS TOWN
A spacious two bedroomed villa set in its own gardens with outstanding views over Skopelos Bay
2 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Salkim
VILLA SALKIM
DITROPON, SKOPELOS
A traditional stone built villa with its own pool and spectacular views towards Evia and Skiathos
2 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Avaton
VILLA AVATON
NEAR SKOPELOS TOWN
Hillside villa close to Skopelos Town with stunning views of the harbour, Mount Palouki and Alonissos
3 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Metochi Villa
METOCHI VILLA
NEAR SKOPELOS TOWN
Wonderfully positioned villa with sea and town views
3 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Nefeli
VILLA NEFELI
NEAR SKOPELOS TOWN
This stunning villa, set in the hillside enjoys a enviable location above Skopelos Town
3 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Rania
VILLA RANIA
NEAR SKOPELOS TOWN
A charming traditional villa close to Skopelos Town, set in an idyllic olive grove
3 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Villa Thea
VILLA THEA
NEAR SKOPELOS TOWN
Magnificent villa near Skopelos Town enjoying a magical panorama
3 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
Elissaios Villa
ELISSAIOS VILLA
SKOPELOS
This stylish and traditional villa sits in an elevated position in the hills above Skopelos Town
3 bedroom villa with private swimming pool