Skopelos sits between tall hills, whose cliffs obscure the town until you have rounded the points. Once spotted the town is unmistakable by its many red-roofed, whitewashed houses spilling down the hill to the water front.
It faces the prevailing Meltemi wind, and as such the entrance can be bumpy. Once safely moored you will find water on the quay and fuel can be delivered by truck. There are shops, ATMs, banks, internet cafes and all the things you would expect to find in a busy town.
Rumour has it that there are over 120 churches in the town tucked away in the narrow streets. Make the effort to walk up to the little outdoor bar with a view, above the church at the inner end of the north quay. After the climb, you will be in need of some cold liquid refreshment!
Lockie (Sporades Engineer in 2013) says: "This is stunning and very Greek town. There is a vast choice of tavernas and restaurants as well as pretty backstreets and traditional churches to visit. We quite often take a two day stop here to give everyone chance to explore the town and island to it's full potential. This is the best place from which to hire a car or take a taxi to the Mamma Mia church".