Hiking and Biking on Skopelos
The relief of the island makes up more than ten mountains, eight of which exceed the 300 meters height from the sea level, attracting as such the mountain lovers. The highest mountain is the Delphi with height of 681 meters from the top of which you can see the entire island offering a stunning view. Palouki is the second highest mountain of the island (546 m) above the capital of Skopelos with dozens of monasteries built on the steep slopes. Therefore, one can combine climbing and hiking in nature with a visit to beautiful small churches and monasteries, as well as important archaeological monuments.
For those seeking more relaxed routes for hiking or cycling there is a network of stone cobbled streets and paths. The network extends across Skopelos connecting the western location of Mavragani with the eastern chapel of Agia Anna, opening wide the forests of the island to the wayfarers.
If you like trekking, don’t miss to look for Heather who organizes hikes at the country side. She also makes an effort with volunteers to clear the old paths and check their signs. You are more than welcomed to join the groups.
On Skopelos’ town there is a place where you can rent bikes and get instructions for fantastic bike rides on the mountains.