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Flights update

Update:Saturday at 22.25 hours.

A couple of readers (Angela, Knut, Nick, Ian, Soren and Martin) have been so kind to send more information about flights next year to Skiathos. The tourist agency Dolphin of Skiathos gives updates and have announced their cooperation with Jet2.com flights for next year. We might have published some information already but hope to get a good overview for most incoming flight from many countries. We will try to update regularly.

Easyjet, London Gatwick to Volos, Wednesday and Saturday from 23 May to late-August

British Airways, London City to Skiathos, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from mid-June to early-September.

TUI airways have added flights from Newcastle, East Midlands and Bournemouth. These are now available on the TUI website.
Newcastle operates on Wednesdays arrival: 12:45 and departure 13:45.
Bournemouth operates on Fridays arrival 12:25 and departure 13:25.
East Midlands operates on Fridays arrival 18:50 and departure 19:50.
Bristol on Tuesday and Friday arrival 12:00.
Manchester on Wednesday and Friday.
London Gatwick on Friday arrival 17:45.

TUI have dropped the Luton flight, and switched it to Stansted on a Friday..

Jet2.com, London (Stansted) 2 flights on Wednesday and Friday and on Wednesday from Birmingham.

Condor is a daughter of Thomas Cook, but was, economically, saved by the German government. So the destination Skiathos will be reached from May –Oktober 2020
from Düsseldorf ( Wednesday ) from Frankfurt ( Friday) and Munich ( Friday and Monday ) in Germany

Astra Airlines, 1 flight, Klagenfurt-Graz/Austria

Apollo, 1 flight Bergen/Norway

Apollo Flights from Copenhagen , Gothenburg and Stockholm will operate each Saturday from May 9th until September 19.

Apollo Flights from Oslo and Stavanger will operate each Saturday from May 16th until September 26th.

All five routes will be operated by SAS. The Bergen flights will be flown by Wideroe and only from June 27th until August 1

If anybody has other flights we can include please let us know.

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Beautiful Panormos

I always forget how clean the beach of Panormos is and the water is soo cool even in August.

We are close to a restaurant which plays nice Greek music and we hear about four different languages around us. Oh the nice life…

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Add your name

Anybody on Skopelos that has a business can add their name to a list that the new mayor is making so the municipality can inform them of changes, actions etc. This way the business people can stay informed. Please write to tourismskopelos@gmail.com.

There is also a list that you can add your name to if you are not Greek/foreign. Please write to newmayorskopelos@gmail.com You will be updated in English.

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Adventure

It is a little bit of an adventure to get to Hovolo beach because of the access to the beach. The beach is situated under some rocks and there is a warning sign. There is not a real path and you have to walk over stones for a while before you reach the beach. The reward is big though. An untouched beach, a very clear sea, and the view! You can reach Hovolo by driving to Elios/New Klima and when you reach the sea turn left. Park your car near the rocks and start walking.

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Welcome to Greece !

Seen on Athens airport !

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The buses that leave Athens for Agios Konstantinos and return from Agios Konstantinos to Athens are leaving from a different place in Athens. Not anymore from Kanikos square. It is now from the travel agency Hellenic Travel Network in the street Athinas 12 in Monasteraki. For general information call 2102207400 and for information about the timetable of the buses call 210-2207450,51 and 52.

(The nearest metro station is Monasteraki)

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The flying dolphin Erato is back in business. We saw it leaving the harbor early in the morning. Can you see the dot in the sea? That is the Erato (Sorry about the photo, taken with a telephone) When looking for boats keep in mind that leaving from Skopelos you can leave from Skopelos harbor or Glossa and to get to the mainland you can go to Volos, Mantoudi on Evia, Agios Konstantinos and Thessaloniki. I have written on the Travel/Transport 2018 page about the trip from Mantoudi to Athens. I love it ! I always use http://www.openseas.gr when looking for connections because they give me every boat from every boat company that travels between the Sporades in our case.

There is a very positive feeling about the Thessaloniki-Sporades connection. People hope it can start the 15th of June. With more boats traveling back and forth between the islands it is much easier to plan your holiday. Hopefully is stays this way the coming months and travelers don’t have to stay a night on Skiathos if they don’t want too and aren’t dependent on a water taxi where prices vary a lot.

It is the first of June so have a good month and a great summer!!!

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