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Flight Options to Skopelos from the UK

During the summer season for charter flying, the simplest way of getting to Skopelos is to fly from a regional UK airport to Skiathos (normally once a week) and then to make the short crossing by boat/hydrofoil from there to Skopelos. That is likely also to be the cheapest way (except in the high season period of mid-July to end-August and round the May bank holiday) but you are often limited to an exact one or two week stay starting and ending on the same day of the week.

For 2013 Thomson fly (May to September) from Gatwick (Tuesday and Friday), Birmingham (Friday), East Midlands (Friday), Newcastle (Friday) and Manchester (Tuesday and Friday).
Thomson flights to Skiathos (for Skopelos)

There are daily BA and Easyjet flights into Thessaloniki from Gatwick and Manchester. During high season, there's a direct boat to Skopelos from there. Otherwise, it's a long (but not unpleasant) coach ride to Volos (a not unpleasant town) and boat from there.

The alternative method is to use Olympic Airways from Heathrow or Manchester to Athens and to continue from there by domestic OA flight to Skiathos (and on by sea as above). This allows you complete flexibility of departure day and length of stay and, in a normal year, it can be competitive with, and sometimes cheaper than, a charter flight.

There are other scheduled airlines which can fly you to Athens, but if you do not use Olympic you will have to pay the full domestic fare for the Athens-Skiathos sector which alone is at least 80 return. The only alternative is to travel by coach from Athens to Aghios Constantinos (opposite the island of Evvia) and then take the ferry/hydrofoil to Skopelos, but that's a tedious and unrewarding journey.

The best source of ferry timetable information is probably OpenSeas.

 

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