It may be the largest of the Sporades Islands, but Skopelos is a little more wild and rugged than its noisy neighbor Skiathos. There’s just one road across the island, connecting the main town with hilltop village Glossa.
You don’t come here for the towns though, even though they are packed with characterful tavernas and one even boasts a Venetian Castle! The main attraction is the beaches. Eagle-eyed film buffs may even spot that Kastani Beach starred in Mamma Mia.
With everything happening on the island, you’ll probably be thinking about where to stay in Skopelos. In this post, we’ll take a look at 15 of the best Airbnbs in Skopelos. Whether you’re on a romantic break, travelling solo, or planning a family vacation, you’ll find somewhere for you.
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15 Amazing Airbnbs and Vacation Rentals to Stay in Skopelos
Location: Skopelos Town
One of the most beautiful Airbnbs in Skopelos Town, Villa Chrysalis overlooks the bay from a hilltop position. It has space for up to six guests across three bedrooms and is the ideal spot for a family vacation or a gathering of friends. The main draw of staying here is the large outdoor terrace which comes complete with a swimming pool. However, the interior has a homely atmosphere, and there’s a spacious, fully-equipped kitchen where you can make delicious meals.
Location: Skopelos Town
Back at ground level in Skopelos Town, you’ll find this cute studio apartment which has room for three guests in single beds. A great option for a small group of friends travelling together!
There’s a basic kitchenette and an outdoor dining table, but you may not end up using them as you’re so close to all the town’s tasty tavernas. The beach is just two minutes’ walk away, but you can enjoy sea views from under the bougainvillea canopy on the patio.
Location: Skopelos Town
Hidden away in the Kastro District of Skopelos Town, your balcony looks out onto the town’s Byzantine cathedral and historic bell. It also has spectacular views of the harbour on one side and the farmhouse and monasteries speckled mountain on the other.
It’s about more than just the views here though. You’ve also got a fully-equipped kitchen and two comfortable bedrooms. This Airbnb has a great set up for a small group of friends or a family travelling with small children.
Panormos is on the west coast of Skopelos, and it’s one of the island’s best beaches. Just a few minutes away, you’ll find this stunning countryside house with pines and olives groves!
Though the house boasts traditional local architecture, it also has modern conveniences such as a smart TV, Wi-Fi and a fully-equipped kitchen. The main attraction is the balcony and terrace though, which offers spectacular views of the glistening blue Aegean Sea during the day and the sunset in the evenings!
Location: 3km from Panormos
Looking for a showstopper for your trip to Skopelos? Look no further than Villa Idealia. Set a little further back from the village, peace and tranquillity are guaranteed when you stay here. Not to mention a whole lot of luxury too!
Set across two floors, you’ve got access to the entire villa, which includes a dining area with pool and sea view, a fully-equipped kitchen and a spacious living room with a fireplace – a lifesaver on the cooler nights in shoulder season!
Another gorgeous Skopelos Airbnb villa, this luxurious option offers plenty of space for four guests. You’ve got a large outdoor space with a pool and lawn with multiple sun loungers where you can catch up on your holiday read or have a flick through social media.
The house has an outdoor terrace on the upper floor too, which is the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee. It’s a beautiful place to come back to after a day of exploring the island on foot or by boat!
Follow Skopelos’ single main road to find your way to Glossa, a village up in the hills. It’s a little further from the beaches than other places, but you do get magnificent sea views as well as an insight into traditional Greek life!
The Old Wine Store is ideal for couples, and this open-plan cottage has two terraces from which you can admire your surroundings. There’s nowhere better to explore the narrow lanes and whitewashed buildings of Glossa than here.
This country house is close to Stafylos, a beach on the south of Skopelos. It is an example of characteristic Sporadic architecture, and the house offers the best of both worlds – especially if you’re a nature lover.
You can enjoy both the beach and the countryside from here! With room for up to five guests, it’s good for a small group. However, there is only one bedroom. The other beds include a three-seater sofa and a sofa bed in the living room.
Country houses are popular in the Sporades – the thick stone walls protecting from the heat in summer while keeping it in during the colder months. Just 1km from Stafylos Beach and only 3km from Skopelos Town, it has an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area.
While the double bed is suitable for a couple, there are two sofas which open out and an extra single so you can actually have as many as five in here! There’s free parking too – ideal if you’re exploring the island by car.
Set around a gorgeous swimming pool, this country house overlooks the sea against the backdrop of a mountain. You’re surrounded by pine and olive trees meaning there’s plenty of shade should you need to get out of the sun but want to remain outside. From the terrace, you can enjoy views of the Aegean Sea while sipping an aperitif or enjoying a snack.
Location: 1,5km away from Skopelos port
Sleeps:4 – 6
This villa is hidden away in the Palouki Park and Garden, on the south east of Skopelos. From the villa, you’ve got splendid views out over Skopelos Town in the crescent shaped bay to the north and Stafylos Beach to the south. It’s also way off the beaten track so you won’t see anything resembling crowds up here.
Each bedroom has a balcony offering panoramic views, and there’s a BBQ and outdoor dining area too. Not to mention a swimming pool where you can cool off from the sun!
Location: 30 min walk from Glossa
This gorgeous villa is almost as far north as you can get on Skopelos – it’s even further than Glossa. You’re guaranteed no disturbance here – the villa is nestled in two acres of almond, olive and pine trees.
Despite that, you’ve still got spectacular Aegean views too. If you want to get away from it all, this is the place for you! In the past, it has hosted writers, artists and musicians – a place that truly inspires creativity.
Location: Neo Klima
Located in the town of Neo Klima, it’s 9km from Glossa and 19km from Skopelos Town. Despite that, it’s just 80 metres from the beach. One of the less busy villages on Skopelos, this is your chance to get acquainted with Greek culture through local tavernas and cafes, while still having a beach where you can chill and swim. There are indoor and outdoor terraces, and this cool place even has a jukebox!
Location: Paleo Klima
Klima is just a little drive north of Neo Klima, but not quite as far as Glossa. The quiet village is ideal for an island escape, and this villa is the best Airbnb there! It looks out over the Aegean, and there’s an outdoor kitchen and terrace where you’ll probably be spending most of your time. The open-plan interior is spectacular too, and there is a whole bookcase where you can pick something to read in the sun!
Last of all, midway between Skopelos Town and Neo Klima, you’ll find this beautiful and spacious cottage with a large garden. One of the best things about Skopelos is that you’re never far from the beach, so although it looks a trek on a map, it’s actually only 1.3km! If you don’t want to go that far, make the most of the sun loungers in the flower-filled garden and the terrace where you can enjoy meals whipped up in the fully equipped kitchen.