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Ferries from Skiathos to Skopelos

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Ferries from Skiathos to Skopelos

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We are going on holiday to Skopelos on Friday 18th July with my family. We arrive at Skiathos Airport at 11am and are trying to book a ferry over to Skopelos in the afternoon with a car. The ferry websites are blowing our minds!! There is a ferry at 1pm but we can't rely on being able to make it, then at 8.40pm but no availability with a car. And then even those with car that are available (eg to Glossa) need your car reg and length of vehicle which is very hard if you are hiring and thus don't know!!! We are panicing that we are going to be stuck in Skiathos town and not be able to make Skopelos without booking a place. What is your advice?!

Thanks!

Emily

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1. Re: Ferries from Skiathos to Skopelos

Hey and welcome Emily:-) Since you are renting.. your best bet is to rent while ON the isle locally;-) Appears you are arriving and getting a car from Skiathos.. to bring to Skopelos?;-) Wouldn't bother..fwiw, many rental companies don't even allow you to take a car off the isle .. if you found one that did.. not worth it IMO to arrive and deal with transporting a car on a ferry for 15-40 min ferry ride when you can easily pick one up in Skopelos;-) EnJOY!

Edited: 11 March 2014, 19:00
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2. Re: Ferries from Skiathos to Skopelos

Hi Emily. Why are you hiring a car in Skiathos? Hire one from Skopelos.

There will be a car ferry around 17:00hrs ...

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3. Re: Ferries from Skiathos to Skopelos

Hi Litsa

We are also unsure about ferrys and arrive at the same time as Emily but on Friday 6th June. We are not planning to hire a car so travelling on foot are there any other options to get over to Skopelos? Would you recomend pre booking or can you buy a ticket at the ferry port??

Thankyou

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4. Re: Ferries from Skiathos to Skopelos

Hello I hope you can advise.

We are also arriving at the same time as Emily but on Friday 6th June. We are not hiring a car but will be on foot. Are there other options other than a ferry to Skopelos? Would you recommend pre booking or can you buy tickets at the ferry port? Very excited about visiting!!

Thank you

Tracy

sorry posted same message twice didnt think the first one had gone am new to this game!!

Edited: 24 April 2014, 22:36
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5. Re: Ferries from Skiathos to Skopelos

It's 5 minute taxi ride to the ferry port - ticket offices are just over the road - just ask if in doubt. No need to book in advance, just buy a ticket for next available crossing. it can be a large ferry or a passenger only catamaran.

Friday is main airport day for UK flights so should be plenty of ferries - timetable will be firmed up later.

It's really easy so don't panic . Return trip - if it's a catamaran trip it may be advisable to book seats a few days before you leave at ticket office in Skopelos harbour. The car ferries are big so so no problems getting on those.

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Thats great thanks so much for your help

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7. Re: Ferries from Skiathos to Skopelos

You are welcome - if you have a choice would always go for the larger ferries - you can walk around, see Skopelos come into view. The passenger only types are ok but bit like sitting on a bus ! Some large ferries stop off at Glossa first before Skopelos Town , others go straight to the town port.

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