Skopelos - where there's something for everyone

 

The Greek archipelogo boasts around 6,000 islands to choose from and you'll be pleased to learn that no two are ever quite the same. Indeed, there is no other island which can asthetically or culturally compare to that of Skopelos.

Archaeological evidence from the island dating back to the Neolithic period 10,000 years ago confirms that human society has been flourishing upon this little island for many a milenia. During the Classical period, Skopelos was known as 'Peparethos' as recorded by the Greek historian Thucydides. According to Greek mythology, Skopelos was founded by Staphylos (Greek for “grape”), a demigod and one of the sons of the god Dionysos and the Princess Ariadne of Crete.
Island’s history, untouched natural environment, rich biodiversity, interesting geological structures and important cultural elements, in combination with warm hospitality, good infrastructures and qualitative diving services, is an ideal mix that truly offers something for everyone. Our role is to strive to provide memorable diving and cruising experiences.

Skopelos Island is part of the Thessaly region and is located between the two islands of Skiathos and Alonnisos. Skopelos has an area of 96 square kilometres (37 sq mi).  Skopelos (Chora), with its 3,027 inhabitants (also called Skopelitans), is the main port and the municipal center of the island. It is situated in the bay on the northern coast. Glossa is the second biggest village on the island. The other settlements are Elios (Neo Klima), Staphylos, Loutraki, Palio Klima, Agnontas, Panormos. The length of the coastline of Skopelos is 67 km (42 mi). Skopelos has many beaches, some of which are accessible only by boat, along white limestone cliffs and under dense forest and thus deserves its nickname of the “green on blue” island. Among these beaches are: Staphylos, Velanio, Amarantos, Limnonari, Panormos, Adrines, Milia, Kastani, Elios, Hovolo, Armenopetra, Glyfoneri, Glysteri, Perivoliou, Keramoto, Chondrogiorgos.

At Skopelos Dive Center you can create fantastic underwater experiences - from guided dives, PADI courses, snorkeling tours and other water-based activities such as paddle boarding. It is our goal to create a safe, comfortable experience for divers of all abilities.

The Skopelos Dive Center is a certified 5-Star PADI Dive Center, fully licensed by the Port Authorities of Greece and supported by DAN Europe (Divers Alert Network). Skopelos Dive Center is recognized by PADI as a 5-Star Dive Resort.

A whole world of unique and exciting experiences await you in Skopelos once you're ready to take the plunge! 

Easily Accessible

You will find Skopelos Dive Center in the Adrina Beach Hotel at Panormos Bay as well as at the main harbor of Skopelos.

Equipment and Vessels

Skopelos Dive Center has all the specialized equipment and different vessels in order to make your diving and snorkeling experience safer, more comfortable, and more pleasant.

Professional Team

The Skopelos Dive Center team will do our best to meet your diversified needs and make your journey to Skopelos one that will create memories for a lifetime.

Diving and Sailing Areas

Located in the heart of the Northern Sporades, Skopelos Island is an ideal destination for both diving and sailing.

Our convenient locations

The locations of Skopelos Dive Center are in Adrina Beach in Panormos Bay and at the main harbor of Skopelos.
Stop by either location to embark on your exciting underwater journey today! 

Where we are in

Skopelos Harbor

Along the waterfront, you will find our main base adjacent to the harbor of Skopelos. Specifically, we are located at the beginning of the road that leads to the hill of Palouki

Where we are on

Adrina Beach, Panormos

You can reach the Adrina Beach Hotel by car, boat, or bus. As we mind about your carbon foot print, you can find here instructions on how to come with public transportation from Skopelos, Glossa or other towns. If asked so, the bus driver can stop you at the Adrina Hotels.

How can I arrive at Skopelos Island?

Skopelos is part of the Thessaly region of Greece and is located between the two islands of Skiathos and Alonnisos. You can reach Skopelos island either by plane or by ferry.

Additional travel instructions are also provided here.

Scuba diving gear & vessels

Scuba diving gear

Skopelos Dive Center provides all of the scuba diving gear and fully-equipped vessels in order to make your diving and snorkeling experience safer, more comfortable, and more enjoyable. 

Vessels

Meet the Team

 The Skopelos DiveCenter Team is comprised of dedicated, talented, passionate individuals who work together to create amazing experiences for our clients every day. Our team is made up of professionals in their fields with incredibly diverse skillsets who will be glad to share their knowledge with you on diving, sailing, conservation, culture and anything in between. Our team members are versed in an array aquatic activities, local marine ecosystems, underwater archeology, photography and 3D modelling.

All team members speak fluent English and Greek. Additional languages for communication include French, German and Serbian.

Kostas Danis
Master Scuba Diver Trainer
Anastasios Ktistis
Master Scuba Diver Trainer
Kimon Papadimitriou
PADI IDC Staff Instructor
Ines Cherif
PADI Divemaster
Lina Giatsiatsou
PADI Divesmaster
Stella Vakalopoulou
PADI Divemaster
Menelaos Vakalopoulos
PADI Divemaster
Marios Yiannourakos
Boat captain

Our diving and sailing area

Skopelos is an island of ancient notoriety but contemporarily recognized as the setting for the hit musical “Mama Mia!”. It has been chosen as our premire diving base due to its tremendous natural beauty, agreeable and the plethora of diving sites that are easily accessible from the coast or by boat.

Overview

With our high-capacity speed boat vessels we are able to reach every diving site all the way from Skopelos to Northern Evia and the Pagasitikos Gulf, all according to your diving preferences and local weather conditions. We recommend the following destinations which are sure to quell your snorkeling, diving and sailing desires: 

  • The 3 main Islands of Skiathos, Skopelos, and Alonnisos
  • The smaller Pelagos or Kyra Panayia
  • the uninhabited islands of Peristera, Skantzoura, Yioura and Psathoura,
  • Pagasitikos Gulf and the coasts of Pelion Peninsula.

Skopelos lies on the perimeter of the National Marine Park of Alonnisos Northern Sporades, the biggest marine park in Europe at 2,260 sq km. You can download this brochure to learn more about the marine park.

Since scuba diving was only made available in Greece to the general public in 2005, there are hundreds of unexplored locations offering diverse experiences for divers of all levels. 

Meteorological conditions

Ideal months for diving and sailing: from April to October.
During these months Greek seas are considered ideal for both scuba diving and snorkeling due to appropriate temperature and clarity of the water. Sailing conditions are also less demanding with milder winds and seas.

Summer average air temperature:22.5 oC
Summer average water temperature:23.3 oC
Average Visibility:18.6-31m inside water
Coldest Period:November to March
Hottest Period:April to October

Click here for the latest weather forecast for Skopelos.

Wind statistics

Click here for wind statistics for Skopelos.

Port authorities

Skopelos Port Authority: +30 2424022180

Ports

There are 2 ports at Skopelos: Skopelos Port and Loutraki (Glossa port)

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