Hiking and Walking tours in Skopelos

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Hiking in Skopelos IslandWhat a better way to enjoy the natural beauty of the island of Skopelos than a walking and hiking tour holiday! On our tours, you will get to enjoy the fantastic landscapes offering breath-taking views of different Skopelos towns, pine forests, and beautiful beaches. These outdoor adventures and activities are ideal for nature lovers as you will also get to experience the Skopelos unique wildlife and vegetation.

Expert Guide Skopelos

Trekking at Skopelos island with outstanding viewsOur guide has been actively involved in the clearing of historic kalderimi stone pathways which connected the various points on the island. Her important work on the island’s hiking trails has helped to offer a glimpse of what life on the island was like way back then. The hiking trails included in the program have been specifically selected by our professional guide so as to offer a complete and well-rounded experience encompassing the Skopelos various cultural, historical, and natural highlights.

Hiking &Trekking packages in Skopelos

Our Skopelos Five Night walking tour holiday package includes hotel accommodations at Rigas Hotel Skopelos Town which is conveniently located and 4 walking tours with a knowledgeable English-speaking local guide. In addition, the organised walking tour package also includes meals as indicated, free or greatly discounted ferry tickets*, and round-trip transfers from the port in Skopelos Town to Rigas Hotel. The daily walking tours are on a semi-private basis and your party may be combined with another party on a given tour date.

Organised Package Pricing 2018

Indicative package pricing below is based on 1 traveller, 2 travellers. To request exact pricing for your trip, please send details including dates, number of travellers, and the number of rooms you will be needing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will revert with your quotation.

Five-nights at Rigas Hotel

 

Half Board**

Soft All-Inclusive***

Soft All-Inclusive

Soft All-Inclusive

Soft All-Inclusive

Half Board

 

May 1 - June 2

June 3 - June 17

June 18 - July 1

Aug. 27 - Sept. 9

Sept. 10 - Sept. 30

Oct. 1 - Oct. 15

Number of Travellers

           

Single Person

420 €

455 €

510 €

510 €

455 €

420 €

Couple Sharing Room (total for 2)

590 €

660 €

760 €

760 €

660 €

590 €


*Soft All-Inclusive: Breakfast, Take Away Lunch Box, Buffet Dinner or A la carte.

Indicative Pricing above is based on Double Room category. This Walking Tour Package applies for guests of other lodgings too. Please call tel. +30 210 6919111 or email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Skopelos Trekking and Walking Tour Program

Monday: Skopelos Town Walk- 2hrs

After arriving in Skopelos, meet your transfer driver at the port for your transfer to Rigas Hotel.

18:00 Meet with the local guide in the hotel lobby.

Learn what it is like to live year-round on Skopelos. Join your guide for a light-hearted chat while you stroll through Skopelos Town. Enjoy the beautiful architecture found throughout the town which was declared a historical preservable monument by the Ministry of Culture. On the way, visit one of the oldest churches on the island. Each walk is unique and our local guide will make sure you do not miss anything of interest!

20:00 Return to the hotel for dinner buffet* at Rigas Hotel

*Dinner buffet available starting June 3rd2

Tuesday : Panormos Bay , Coast to Coast Hiking- 4 hrs

08:00 Breakfast in the hotel

09:00 Pick up box lunch from reception and meet with the guide in the hotel lobby

A beautiful walk right off the beaten track. This journey will take you through olive groves and along dirt roads and old tracks. Opportunity for swimming at Panormos Beach.

15:00 Arrive to hotel by municipal bus* from Panormos. *Each guest can pay for bus fare locally, estimated cost of 2.5 euros.

Afternoon at leisure followed by dinner buffet in the evening at Rigas Hotel.

Wednesday: Bird’s-Eye View -3 hrs

08:00 Breakfast in the hotel

09:00 Pick up box lunch from reception and meet with the guide in the hotel lobby.

Except for the beginning, this circular hike is quite easy! It takes you through Mili hamlet and up into the hills opposite the town. Enjoy a rest at a beautiful spring, where fresh, cool water runs all year round. From there, we make our way across to the monastery of Sotiros* and down one of the new stone paths back to town.*Monastery of Sotirios opens after May15th. Tours beforehand will substitute with alternate path.

Afternoon at leisure followed by dinner buffet in the evening at Rigas Hotel.

Thursday: Elios Retsina Trail- 4 ώρες

8:00 Breakfast in the hotel

09:00 Pick up box lunch from reception and meet with the guide in the hotel lobby

Enjoy spectacular views across Stafilos Valley after climbing up one of the oldest cobbled tracks. Continue even higher to the Raches Ridge then over to the Potami Valley. From here there is another climb up and over Saint Riginos Pirgos using a recently rediscovered and cleared stone path. From here, enjoy views over the neighboring island of Skiathos and beyond down to our destination of Neo Klima / Elios. This trail has been named The Retsina Trail as it was used by the resin collectors of the island. Small tins were nailed to the pine trees and the collectors would regularly come along and collect the pine sap which was then taken to The Resin Collectors Cottage on the Elios sea shore.

Afternoon at leisure followed by dinner buffet in the evening at Rigas Hotel.

Friday: Just sit back and relax!

 

Hiking Trails on Skopelos

Skopelos island Greece trekking toping ChoraSkopelos Town – Stafilos – Velanio: This trail begins in Skopelos Town and ends at 2 very beautiful beaches, finishing the 5 km hike off with a nice swim! During the trail you will meet with the chapel of Saint Irene Chrysovalantou and the picturesque church of Saint Panteleimon. In Stafilo and Velanio, if you are lucky, you can see Aegean Seagulls and various other seabirds. The coastline of Paloukiou, next to Velanio is one of the most important shelters of the endangered Mediterranean Seal of the Norther Sporades.

Skopelos Town – Delfi – Ancient Sentoukia - Mountaintop: This trail reached the highest point on the island at 681 meters with a one-of-a-kind 360 degree view of all of the Northern Sporades, Evia, Pilio, Chalkidiki, and the northeastern Aegean.

Skopelos Town – Spring of Saint Marina

Skopelos Town – Monastery

Skopelos Town – Prophet Elias

Skopelos Town – Tzeliki Spring

Skopelos Town – Palouki – Saint Taxiarchis and Saint Anna: On this trail you will have the chance to enjoy the breath-taking view and to visit many of the historic monasteries on the island.

Glossa – Keramotou Beach: This path follows the flow of a small river into Keramatou Creek, crossing the forest.

Glossa-Loutraki: You can go downhill on the stone pathway that the villagers used to use in the olden days to get to the port of Loutraki.

Glossa – Saint Ioannis at Kastri

Keramoto Path to Glossa: see the trail here

Old (Palaio) Klima – Loutraki and Glossa

Old (Palaio) Klima – Saint Ioannis Kastri

New (Neo) Klima – Kastani (“Mamma Mia!” Beach) – Milia Beach: An invigorating journey which combines the pines and the sea with a view of the small island of Dasias.

The municipality of Skopelos in cooperation with the Greek National Tourism Organization has created a network of 5 trails with signage and kiosks.

At the main port, you will be able to find maps with the following trails:

Τ1 Skopelos Town – Top of Palouki Mountain and Monasteries

Τ2 Trail from Vatos (from Palouki Mountain) to Taxiarchon Monastery and Saint Anna

Τ3 Skopelos Town – Saint Konstantinos – Tzelali Spring

Τ4 Old (Palaio) Klima – Loutraki

Τ5 Loutraki - Glossa

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Terms & Conditions for Ferry Tickets

The Free Ferry Tickets are granted only by our company, "Spyrou Skopelos Experience".

  • The offer applies to the itineraries from the ports of Volos, Kimi.
  • The offer applies to the shipping companies “Hellenic Sea Ways” and “SNE (Skyros Shipping Company)” and for their published schedules, as long as they operate them.
  • The offer is valid for guests who are charged for their accommodation. Not applicable for children staying free in our hotels (please read children policy), and for vehicles.
  • The offer applies to Ferry Tickets with conventional boats. Not applicable to Hydrofoils, Catamaran and speedboats in general.
  • The offer applies to direct bookings at our hotels or via the Online system of our website without the intervention of Tour Operators with whom there is no relevant contract. In any case you should contact our reservations department for clarifications.
  • Regardless of the nights of stay and the source of booking , we offer 15% Discount on any Ferry Ticket of Hellenic Sea Ways & SNE, (passengers & vehicles, conventional and high speed boats) granted by our Company. The discount does not apply for vans and trucks.

Notes:

For any price difference between the printed Ferry Ticket and the actual payment, a relevant Official Receipt will be delivered upon checkout from the hotel. All discounts and offers are calculated on the Official Price List of the shipping companies. Shipping companies may increase ticket pricing due to the increase in VAT and is something Spyrou Skopelos Experience is not responsible for. Already reduced or discounted rates are not applicable for further discounts (eg. Children, Students, People with Disabilities, etc.)

For Ferry Tickets issuing a, at least, 72 hour notice is required. To the beneficiaries of Free or Discounted Ferry Tickets we dispatch Unique Ticket Codes. The printed tickets are obtained by demonstrating the Unique Ticket Codes to the authorized Tourist Office at the port of departure.

Hyper-occupancy: Some dates in high season (July – August) there is likely an Hyper-occupancy for vehicles in Ferry Boats and for passengers in High-Speed Boats. "Spyrou Skopelos Experience" is likely to cancel and return the relevant pay offs to its clients for the requested Ferry Tickets if faced with the possibility of Hyper occupancy - from the Ferry Company – for vehicles and for passengers. In such cases “Spyrou Skopelos Experience” holds no responsibility.

The ordering and pay offs of Ferry Tickets to "Spyrou Skopelos Experience" does not result automatic issue since the process requires about 72 hours and involves the possibility of Hyper-occupancy.

 

For any ticket issuing, full payment is required.

In case of route cancellation or modification or delay in sailing (due to weather conditions, technical problems, force majeure, etc.), passengers (who have already received their ticket codes) ought to communicate directly with the shipping company without the mediation of "Spyrou Skopelos Experience" which holds no responsibility. Hellenic Sea Ways Tel:(+30) 210 4199000 - SNE Tel:(+30) 22220 92164 or 91789.

In case the passengers miss a ferry connection, Spyrou Skopelos Experience assumes no responsibility and is not obligated for refunding any amount to the passengers.

When requesting the Free Ferry Tickets or the Discount Ferry Tickets from us, please first have decided port, shipping company, type of boat and itineraries. In any case, please complete and submit the Boat Ticketing Form.

We offer to our guests free information on ferry schedules, ticketing and complete organization of your trip!

 Όροι & Προϋποθέσεις για τα Ακτοπλοϊκά Εισιτήρια

  • Τα Δωρεάν Ακτοπλοϊκά Εισιτήρια χορηγούνται μόνο από την εταιρεία μας “Spyrou Skopelos Experience”.
  • Η προσφορά ισχύει για συμβατικά πλοία (Ferry Boats). Δεν ισχύει για υδροπτέρυγα, Catamaran και εν γένει ταχύπλοα.
  • Αφορούν στα λιμάνια του Βόλου και της Κύμης. Αφορούν στις ακτοπλοϊκές εταιρίες “Hellenic Seaways” και “ΣΝΕ (ΣΚΥΡΟΣ ΝΑΥΤΙΛΙΑΚΗ ΕΤΑΙΡΕΙΑ)” και για όσο χρονικό διάστημα πραγματοποιούν δρομολόγια .Εξαιρείται το διάστημα του Αγ. Πνεύματος.
  • Η πολιτική χρέωσης των παιδιών για τη διαμονή τους, ισχύει όπως στην σχετική προσφορά διαθεσιμότητας διαμονής.
  • Η προσφορά ισχύει για απευθείας κρατήσεις στα ξενοδοχεία μας ή για χρήση του On Line συστήματος της ιστοσελίδας μας και του facebook, και χωρίς την διαμεσολάβηση ορισμένων Τουριστικών Πρακτόρων για τους οποίους δεν υφίσταται συμβόλαιο συνεργασίας. Σε κάθε περίπτωση πρέπει να επικοινωνείτε με το τμήμα κρατήσεων του Ομίλου μας για διευκρινήσεις.
  • Ανεξάρτητα των διανυκτερεύσεων και του τρόπου που πραγματοποιείται η κράτησή σας, προσφέρουμε 15% έκπτωση για αγορά οποιονδήποτε ακτοπλοϊκών εισιτηρίων της Hellenic Seaways και της ΣΝΕ, (επιβατών & οχημάτων, με συμβατικά πλοία ή ταχύπλοα) από την Εταιρεία μας. Η έκπτωση δεν ισχύει για φορτηγά οχήματα, βανάκια και αγροτικά.

Σημείωσεις:

Για οποιαδήποτε τυχόν διαφορά ανάμεσα στην αναγραφόμενη τιμή του εκτυπωμένου Εκπτωτικού Εισιτηρίου σας και του καταβληθέντος ποσού, θα λάβετε σχετική Απόδειξη Παροχής Υπηρεσιών κατά την αναχώρησή σας από το ξενοδοχείο.Όλες οι εκπτώσεις και προσφορές που αφορούν στα ακτοπολοϊκά εισιτήρια υπολογίζονται επί των επισήμων τιμοκαταλόγων των Ακτοπλοϊκών Εταιρειών. Οι τιμές ενδέχεται να υποστούν τυχόν προσαύξηση από τις ακτοπλοϊκές εταιρείες, για την οποία η εταιρεία Spyrou Skopelos Experience ουδεμία ευθύνη φέρει. Δεν προβλέπεται έκπτωση στα ήδη Μειωμένα Εισιτήρια (π.χ Παιδικά, Φοιτητικά, ΑΜΕΑ, Πολυτέκνων, κλπ).

Για την έκδοση των Ακτοπλοϊκών Εισιτηρίων σας είναι απαραίτητη η ενημέρωση τουλάχιστον 72 ώρες πριν την ημερομηνία του ταξιδιού σας. Εντός των τελευταίων 72 ωρών δεν υπάρχει καμία δυνατότητα έκδοσης Εισιτηρίων.

Υπερ-πληρότητα. Ορισμένες ημερομηνίες κατά την υψηλή περίοδο Ιουλίου – Αυγούστου πιθανόν να παρατηρηθεί Yπερ-πληρότητα για τα οχήματα στα Ferry Boats καθώς και για τους επιβάτες στα ταχύπλοα. Η “Spyrou Skopelos Experience” ενδέχεται να ακυρώσει και επιστρέψει τα χρήματα για παραγγελίες σχετικών Ακτοπλοϊκών εάν βρεθεί αντιμέτωπη με το ενδεχόμενο της αδυναμίας διάθεσης – από την Ακτοπλοϊκή Εταιρεία - θέσεων οχημάτων και επιβατών. Σε παρόμοιες περιπτώσεις, η “Spyrou Skopelos Experience” δε φέρει καμία ευθύνη.

Η παραγγελία και εξόφληση των Ακτοπλοϊκών Εισιτηρίων στην “Spyrou Skopelos Experience” δεν συνεπάγεται και την αυτόματη έκδοσή τους καθότι η διαδικασία αυτή απαιτεί περίπου 72 ώρες, χρόνος που επισύρει το ενδεχόμενο της Yπερ-πληρότητας.

Στους δικαιούχους των Δωρεάν ή Εκπτωτικών Ακτοπλοϊκών Εισιτηρίων αποστέλλονται Μοναδικοί Κωδικοί Εισιτηρίων. Τα εκτυπωμένα εισιτήρια παραλαμβάνονται – με την επίδειξη των Μοναδικών Κωδικών Εισιτηρίων – από τα εξουσιοδοτημένα Τουριστικά Πρακτορεία στο λιμάνι του απόπλου.

Για την έκδοση των Εκπτωτικών Ακτοπλοϊκών Εισιτηρίων απαιτείται η πλήρης εξόφλησή τους.

Στην περίπτωση ακύρωσης ή μετάθεσης δρομολογίων (λόγω καιρικών συνθηκών, τεχνικών προβλημάτων, κλπ) η επικοινωνία των επιβατών (εφόσον έχουν ήδη λάβει τους Μοναδικούς Κωδικούς Εισιτηρίων τους) πραγματοποιείται απευθείας με την Ακτοπλοϊκή Εταιρεία χωρίς τη μεσολάβηση της “Spyrou Skopelos Experience” η οποία και δεν φέρει καμία ευθύνη. Hellenic Seaways Τηλ. 210 4199000 - ΣΝΕ Τηλ. 22220 92164 ή 91789.

Σε περίπτωση που οι επιβάτες δεν προλάβουν τον απόπλου, η εταιρεία Spyrou Skopelos Experience δε φέρει ουδεμία ευθύνη, ενόσω διατηρεί το δικαίωμα να μην προβεί στην επιστροφή οποιουδήποτε ποσού στους επιβάτες.

Πριν ζητήσετε τα Δωρεάν ή τα Εκπτωτικά Εισιτήρια σας από την εταιρεία μας, παρακαλούμε όπως έχετε αποφασίσει το λιμάνι, την ναυτιλιακή εταιρεία, τον τύπο πλοίου και τα δρομολόγια που σας εξυπηρετούν. Συμπληρώνετε και υποβάλετε την φόρμα .

Σε κάθε περίπτωση, θα πρέπει να επικοινωνείτε και οι ίδιοι με την αντίστοιχη Ακτοπλοϊκή Εταιρεία για την επιβεβαίωση της ώρας αναχώρησης των πλοίων.