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skyros v skopelos

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skyros v skopelos

Both look nice. town looks slightly more commercialised on skopelos (downside for me) then skyros town. beaches sandy on skyros (plus) yet somehow skopelos beaches and surrounding scenery look more attractive from pics I can find. On other hand skyros looking quicker and easier to get to at short notice right now.

Any body any more info / views.

P.s. please also see my other post yesterday with questions re skyros.

I may also take another quick look at possibility of evia, naxos or lesvos (decisive as ever! Wish I never started researching, saved time and just went back to Ikaria where been before! But i've opened the can now! thanks for any help!

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1. Re: skyros v skopelos

I can only comment on Skopelos as I have not been to the others. The one thing I would say is that Skopelos is not commercialised. It is a beauliful island and if you choose it I am sure you will not be disappointed. I have been going to Skopelos for many years and in that time it has hardly changed al all. The beaches are beautiful and there are many wonderful places to eat and the people are very friendly and proud of their island.

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thanks v much fo reply. Can you also tell me are the tavernas good with nice food in Panormas? much fish? are there any low key bars in evening there? How crowded on beach late august. any motorised water sports? Appreciate response if you know answers!

Thanks so much,

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3. Re: skyros v skopelos

Hey lostlouise...suggest you read through the Skopelos Forum.. some wonderful places for 'eats'...Asterias on Panormos is fabulous...1 or 3 tavernas ON THE BEACH:) Read up and if there's anything else, just ask:) You won't be disappointed if looking for some incredible beaches, crystal clear waters, a manageable isle (it's not that big)...about an hour max on the bus going from one end to the other:) Still off-the-beaten path as mostly visited by Greeks and maintains a trule 'isle feel'... Have not been to Skyros but in comparison, Lesvos is as well green but MUCH bigger..distances can be long here.... Naxos..pretty barren, again pretty big but does have archaeological sites and beautiful beaches as well:) Don't drive yourself berserk...you'll be back next year, right?! Enjoy!

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4. Re: skyros v skopelos

Can only comment about Skopelos we were staying at Skiathos and visited Skopelos as we usuallly do this is our 3rd visit to the island we are only on a day visit but i love it we just dally around the harbour and walk up the streets the locals saying hello when the walk past brillant.

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