Hey and welcome KentishMaidCalagary:-) You've picked 2 wonderful isles..and indeed make a great combo..unfortunately, the direct run has been out of commish for a number of years now! I remember doing this on the GA Ferries in May back in 2007 I think?;-) It operated twice weekly in season if I remember correctly with the vessel departing Santorini in the early evening..arriving Skopelos bright and early following morning around 6a! I, too, wish they would re-instate the run..who knows what will happen till next year?;-) It's a bit too early, but you can keep an eye on www.aegeanair.com/ www.olympicair.com/ ..as painlessly as possible, would be to fly Santorini/Athens..then Athens/Skiathos (try and arrange a flight that comes close for connection to the one www.olympicair.com/ that's offered for the Athens/Skiathos flight)..then you can ferry accross to Skopelos from there..it can take as little at 15 min to get to Loutraki on Skopelos:-) There is also the bus/ferry combo from Athens to Skopleos via www.alkyontravel.gr/ EnjoY!
It would be great if it was reinstated but I'm not sure about leaving the accommodation bookings until April (I believe that's when they publish the ferry timetable) if we're setting off in May.
My pleasure..and sounds like a wonderful plan..especially the end part ferrying to Volos for Meteora;-) Keep us posted..keep enjoyin'!
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