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 City (BA), Manchester (Jet2, TUI), Birmingham (Jet2, TUI), East Midlands (TUI), Newcastle (TUI), Leeds Bradford (Jet2), Bristol (TUI) and Bournemouth (TUI), as well as charter flights which are sometimes available. There are also good connections from Germany with Condor (Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich) and Austria with Lauda/Ryanair (Vienna). Direct flights to Skiathos from the UK are usually on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday. This is by far the most convenient option.
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. Sometimes a boat can be taken from Thessaloniki to the island, but the boat connection does not run every year, and if it does it is often with very short notice. The other option is to take a bus from Thessaloniki to Volos, from where you can take a boat to the island, but this route usually requires an overnight stay so check timings carefully.
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.
We will update this with information for summer 2021 when information becomes available, however the schedules are generally similar year to year.
By boat (to check latest timetables, use www.openseas.gr):
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.
Thessaloniki sometimes has a boat connection to the main port of Skopelos (known as Skopelos), but the timetable is usually published quite late and may not show up online until around May, so is an unpredictable option.
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, see (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 they can be quite sporadic at times. 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).