Yacht Charter in Skopelos

Skopelos is a Greek island in the western Aegean Sea. Skopelos is one of several islands which comprise the Northern Sporades island group, which lies east of the Pelion peninsula on the mainland and north of the island of Euboea. It is part of the Thessaly region. Yacht charter.  Skopelos is also the name of the main port and the municipal center of the island. With an area of 96 square kilometres (37 sq mi) Skopelos is slightly larger than Mykonos and Santorini. The nearest inhabited islands are Skiathos to the west and Alonissos to the east.

According to the legend, Skopelos was founded by Staphylos (Greek for grape), one of the sons of the god Dionysos and the princess Ariadne of Crete. Yacht rental. Skopelos is the greenest island in Greece. Here, where the green of the pines and the thick forests meets the deep blue of the sea and the sky, creating an image of incomparable natural beauty, Yacht charter,  the Yacht charter guest will find himself in an idyllic place, a small paradise in the heart of Greece.

The peace and tranquillity of Skopelos has long been popular with the yachting fraternity and their boats fill the marinas of Skopelos Town, Loutraki and Elios in the summer months.

Yachting, cruising, sailing or boating around the coastline of Skopelos is a fabulous way to explore the many coves, beaches and bays that are otherwise inaccessible from land.

Skopelos, the main harbour of the island is a large and noisy harbour. With a meltemi (NE) it can develop an uncomfortable swell, although the harbour remains tenable. Moor stern-to towards the root of the long breakwater (the first places are permanent local boats) or better further towards the curve. Hydrofoils berth the other side of the harbour and the occasional ferry on the end of the breakwater (yellow paint indicates the ferry part of the pier). Yacht charter.   The bottom in the harbour is mud and provides excellent holding. Water and electricity on the quay. Be generous on using fenders. Yacht rental.

Loutraki serves as the island’s second port and is also served by the ferries and hydrofoils. Yacht charter.

Elios, on the west coast of Skopelos, is the least commercial of the main ports on the island. As such, Elios is quite popular with visiting yachts and Yacht charter, which only adds to the picturesque character of the region. Yacht rental.  There are no ports of entry on Skopelos. As such, international seafarers arriving in Greece must call in to a designated port of entry before landing in Skopelos. Yacht charter.

Panormos is a large bay about 1 nM SE of Dasa Island on the SW of Skopelos. It consists of two coves and is very deep. Yacht charter.

The most protected spot from the meltemi is on the NE corner. Anchor at about 10-15 m. The proximity of the hotel and beach however makes this a less desirable anchorage. Yacht charter with crew The S cove is more isolated and although it is fairly narrow and can be crowded is an all around good shelter and is very pleasant with pine trees all the way to the water. Anchor anywhere you find room at about 4-10 m and take a line ashore to prevent the boat from swinging into other boats. Yacht charter.

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