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WHY IONIAN ISLAND HOLIDAYS?

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We are delighted to have been voted at the prestigious British Travel Awards "Best Small Holiday Company to Hellenic Europe" in 2011, 2012 & 2013, as well as Runner Up for "Favourite Specialist Tour Operator" in the 2013 Telegraph Travel Awards.
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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 Hampers
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!

SKOPELOS

Skopelos
THE ISLAND OF REEFS, SO NAMED BECAUSE OF ITS MANY OFFSHORE ISLETS AND ROCKS, COULD EQUALLY BE CALLED THE ‘GREEN ISLAND’ BECAUSE OF TS 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. In fact the great Aristotle was moved to state that the wine of Peparethos, the island’s name in antiquity, after its king, a son of Ariadne and Dionysios, was renowned for its aphrodisiac qualities, although he didn’t record whether he had personally put the claim to the test!

In the early Christian era, the island’s patron saint Riginos succeeded in slaying a dragon, which had been terrorising the island, by driving it to a cliff between Stafylos and Agnondas, which miraculously broke apart, with fatal consequences for the dragon. The spot is known to this day as “The Dragon’s Schism”. The infamous Ottoman pirate Barbarossa, actually of Greek birth, put the island to the sword in the 16th century.

Then the Venetians introduced not only political stability but a graceful architecture, much of which survives to this day. Despite its obvious natural attractions of beaches and coves, Skopelos is remarkably undeveloped.

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. There are over 360 churches scattered about across the island some say there are enough for one for each day of the year.

Within a few minutes’ drive (a little longer if you choose to explore the network of traditional paths and tracks on foot) any urbanisation is left behind. 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.

The unbroken pine forests and olive groves that stretch along a major part of the west coast is one of the island’s crowning glories. The magical drive to the other main village, Glossa on the north west tip of Skopelos, passes through this forest.

The island 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 further down the south coast. Many of these beaches can be visited by motor boat.

Eating out on Skopelos with fresh local produce, imaginative cooking and friendly service is highly recommended. Fish tavernas in spectacular locales and ‘ouzeries’ specialising in local ‘meze’ are a speciality of the area.

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 (or even the delicious prunes!) and a glass of ice cold Retsina beneath an ancient pine with the sparkling Aegean beyond!

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
Friday departures
Direct flights from London Gatwick and Manchester
SKIATHOS (JSI): for Skiathos, Pelion, Skopelos and Alonissos
FRIDAY FLIGHT
FROM
TO
OUTBOUND
FLIGHT
INBOUND
FLIGHT
FLIGHT SUPPLEMENT
FLIGHT
DETAILS
DEPARTURE
TERMINAL (UK)
London Gatwick
Skiathos
Dep: 09:30hrs
Arr: 16:15hrs
Dep: 17:05hrs
Arr: 18:40hrs
None
Fly Monarch
MON 7834/5
South
Manchester
Skiathos
Dep: 09:20hrs
Arr: 15:05hrs
Dep: 16:05hrs
Arr: 19:30hrs
£25
Fly Monarch
MON 7026/7
T2
Gatwick to Skiathos outbound flights land in Volos before arriving at Skiathos, return flight travels direct to the UK with no stops. Manchester to Skiathos outbound flies direct to Skiathos, the return flies back to the UK via a short stop in Volos.
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

You will be transferred to Skopelos by a specially chartered sea transfer. Where applicable hire cars will be waiting for you at the port. Other transfers will be by taxi. 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

Fly Monarch: 0871 940 5040

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.

Captain Yiannis House

CAPTAIN YIANNIS HOUSE, GLOSSA, SKOPELOS

AUTHENTIC HOUSE FULL OF CHARACTER WITH AN INCREDIBLE PANORAMA TOWARDS THE GREEK MAINLAND
1 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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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
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Faros Town House

FAROS TOWN HOUSE, SKOPELOS TOWN

FANTASTIC WATERSIDE ACCOMMODATION WITH A FABULOUS VIEW OF SKOPELOS TOWNS’ BUSTLING HARBOUR
APARTMENTS LOCATED IN THE HEART OF SKOPELOS TOWN
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Metochi Villa 1

METOCHI VILLA 1, NEAR SKOPELOS TOWN

WONDERFULLY POSITIONED VILLA WITH VIEWS TOWARDS THE SEA AND SKOPELOS TOWN
3 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Metochi Villa 2

METOCHI VILLA 2, NEAR SKOPELOS TOWN

WONDERFULLY POSITIONED VILLA WITH VIEWS TOWARDS THE SEA AND SKOPELOS TOWN
3 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Skopelos Village

SKOPELOS VILLAGE, SKOPELOS TOWN

DELIGHTFUL AND ELEGANT APARTMENT HOTEL WITHIN AN EASY WALK OF SKOPELOS TOWN
36 APARTMENTS WITH SHARED SWIMMING POOLS
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Villa Alegria

VILLA ALEGRIA, NEAR SKOPELOS TOWN

TRADITIONAL BUILT STONE VILLA WITH MAGNIFICENT SEA AND HARBOUR VIEWS
1 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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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
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Villa Jasmine

VILLA JASMINE, DITROPON, SKOPELOS

A SPACIOUS AND COMFORTABLE VILLA IN A SECLUDED SETTING WITH GLORIOUS VIEWS
2 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Leofoto

VILLA LEOFOTO, SKOPELOS

1 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Nifeli

VILLA NIFELI, NEAR SKOPELOS TOWN

THIS STUNNING VILLA, SET IN THE HILLSIDE AND NESTLING AMONGST THE OLIVE GROVES AND PINE TREES ENJOYS A COMPLETELY PRIVATE AND ENVIABLE LOCATION ABOVE SKOPELOS TOWN
3 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Plaka

VILLA PLAKA, NEAR GLOSSA, SKOPELOS

PERFECTLY POSITIONED VILLA, EXQUISITE VIES IN A MOST PEACEFUL SETTING
2 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Raches

VILLA RACHES, NEAR SKOPELOS TOWN

A BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED PRIVATE VILLA WITH A WONDERFUL PANORAMA OVER SKOPELOS TOWN
2 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Rania

VILLA RANIA, NEAR SKOPELOS TOWN

A CHARMING VILLA CLOSE TO SKOPELOS TOWN, SET IN AN IDYLLIC OLIVE GROVE
3 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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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
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Villa Thea

VILLA THEA, NEAR SKOPELOS TOWN

MAGNIFICENT AND TRANQUIL VILLA NEAR SKOPELOS TOWN ENJOYING A MAGICAL PANORAMA
3 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Koumaria

VILLA KOUMARIA, PANORMOS, SKOPELOS

VILLA KOUMARIA IS SET IN THE COUNTRYSIDE, YET A TEN-MINUTE DRIVE BRINGS YOU TO SOME OF THE ISLAND’S BEST BEACHES IN THE AREA AROUND PANORMOS.
2 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE POOL
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Villa Aetoma

VILLA AETOMA, NEAR SKOPELOS TOWN

2 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Faros Town House

FAROS TOWN HOUSE, SKOPELOS TOWN

FANTASTIC WATERSIDE ACCOMMODATION WITH A FABULOUS VIEW OF SKOPELOS TOWNS’ BUSTLING HARBOUR
APARTMENTS LOCATED IN THE HEART OF SKOPELOS TOWN
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Skopelos Village

SKOPELOS VILLAGE, SKOPELOS TOWN

DELIGHTFUL AND ELEGANT APARTMENT HOTEL WITHIN AN EASY WALK OF SKOPELOS TOWN
36 APARTMENTS WITH SHARED SWIMMING POOLS
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Villa Alegria

VILLA ALEGRIA, NEAR SKOPELOS TOWN

TRADITIONAL BUILT STONE VILLA WITH MAGNIFICENT SEA AND HARBOUR VIEWS
1 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Leofoto

VILLA LEOFOTO, SKOPELOS

1 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Captain Yiannis House

CAPTAIN YIANNIS HOUSE, GLOSSA, SKOPELOS

AUTHENTIC HOUSE FULL OF CHARACTER WITH AN INCREDIBLE PANORAMA TOWARDS THE GREEK MAINLAND
1 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
View
Villa Raches

VILLA RACHES, NEAR SKOPELOS TOWN

A BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED PRIVATE VILLA WITH A WONDERFUL PANORAMA OVER SKOPELOS TOWN
2 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
View
Villa Aetoma

VILLA AETOMA, NEAR SKOPELOS TOWN

2 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Plaka

VILLA PLAKA, NEAR GLOSSA, SKOPELOS

PERFECTLY POSITIONED VILLA, EXQUISITE VIES IN A MOST PEACEFUL SETTING
2 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
View
Villa Koumaria

VILLA KOUMARIA, PANORMOS, SKOPELOS

VILLA KOUMARIA IS SET IN THE COUNTRYSIDE, YET A TEN-MINUTE DRIVE BRINGS YOU TO SOME OF THE ISLAND’S BEST BEACHES IN THE AREA AROUND PANORMOS.
2 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE POOL
View
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
View
Villa Jasmine

VILLA JASMINE, DITROPON, SKOPELOS

A SPACIOUS AND COMFORTABLE VILLA IN A SECLUDED SETTING WITH GLORIOUS VIEWS
2 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
View
Villa Rania

VILLA RANIA, NEAR SKOPELOS TOWN

A CHARMING VILLA CLOSE TO SKOPELOS TOWN, SET IN AN IDYLLIC OLIVE GROVE
3 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
View
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
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Villa Nifeli

VILLA NIFELI, NEAR SKOPELOS TOWN

THIS STUNNING VILLA, SET IN THE HILLSIDE AND NESTLING AMONGST THE OLIVE GROVES AND PINE TREES ENJOYS A COMPLETELY PRIVATE AND ENVIABLE LOCATION ABOVE SKOPELOS TOWN
3 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
View
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
View
Metochi Villa 2

METOCHI VILLA 2, NEAR SKOPELOS TOWN

WONDERFULLY POSITIONED VILLA WITH VIEWS TOWARDS THE SEA AND SKOPELOS TOWN
3 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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Villa Thea

VILLA THEA, NEAR SKOPELOS TOWN

MAGNIFICENT AND TRANQUIL VILLA NEAR SKOPELOS TOWN ENJOYING A MAGICAL PANORAMA
3 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
View
Metochi Villa 1

METOCHI VILLA 1, NEAR SKOPELOS TOWN

WONDERFULLY POSITIONED VILLA WITH VIEWS TOWARDS THE SEA AND SKOPELOS TOWN
3 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
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