By Air (and then connecting boat to the island - see below):
The nearest airports to Skopelos are Skiathos, Volos, Thessaloniki and Athens.
Skiathos offers a range of flights from across Europe. Direct flights exist from:
London Gatwick (TUI), London Stansted (Jet2), London Luton (TUI), London City (BA), Manchester (Jet2, TUI), Birmingham (Jet2, TUI), East Midlands (Jet2, TUI), Edinburgh (Jet2), Newcastle (Jet2, TUI), Leeds Bradford (Jet2), Edinburgh (Jet2), Glasgow (Jet2) and Bristol (Jet2, TUI), as well as charter flights which are sometimes available. A direct flight to Skiathos followed by a short boat ride (see below) to Skopelos is by far the most convenient option.
There are also good connections from Germany with Condor (Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich), Austria with Ryanair (Vienna), and from Italy with Volotea (Bari, Venice, Naples, Turin) and Ryanair (Pisa). This is not an exhaustive list - direct flights from other countries also operate!
Volos has fewer flights, but does have a seasonal (June -September) UK connection with easyJet from London Gatwick on Wednesdays and Saturdays which can be very good value if booked well in advance.
Thessaloniki has flights from across Europe. There is likely to be a seasonal connection from Thessaloniki to the island, starting in early June and running through to early September. Timetables will be published the nearer the time, but in the past have required an overnight stay in Thessaloniki. Alternatively, travel via Volos is possible but this required a transfer using taxi, car or bus from Thessaloniki and may also require an overnight stay in Volos due to the boat schedules.
Athens has the widest range of flights from Europe and further afield. You can get to Skopelos from Athens by flying to Skiathos from Athens with Olympic Airlines or Sky Express Greece (usually 2 flights per day), or by going over land via Mantoudi in Evia (or Agios Konstantinos) on a bus and then a boat.
By boat (to check latest timetables, use Openseas.gr):
(NB - We endeavour to keep this page up to date, but cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information as schedules can change at the last minute!)
From Skiathos, there are regular boats to Glossa (Skopelos), the closest port to the house.
From Volos, there are two to four boats per day in the summer.
From Athens, you can drive or take a bus to either Mantoudi (Evia) or Agios Konstantinos where you can connect to a ferry to Skopelos. For the bus to Mantoudi (timed to connect with the boat), see www.ktelevias.gr (it is advisable to book in advance in peak season). For the bus to Agios Konstantinos, the service is operated by Hellenic Travel Network in Athens. Call 0030 2102207400 for general information on this bus and ferry connection. Note that the route via Mantoudi is shorter than via Agios Konstantinos and usually operates at more convenient times.
In general, ensure you check the times of the boats and that they work with your flight, as at times they can be quite sporadic. Bear in mind that Skopelos has two ports: Glossa (the most convenient to get to the house) and Skopelos (at the other end of the island, but a good option to remember).