The Glossa Alonissos ferry route connects Skopelos Island with Sporades Islands. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Hellenic Seaways. The crossing operates up to 15 times each week with sailing durations from around 1 hour 10 minutes.
Glossa Alonissos sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.
Located on the Greek island of Skopelos, in the Northern Sporades group of islands, the village of Glossa is in the north west of the island, around 11 km to the north west of Skopelos Town and 23 km from Hora. Often regarded as one of the most picturesque villages in the region, the village is characterised by narrow streets and paths and its traditional houses, with two floors, hanging wooden balconies and tiled roofs. The village, set in the mountains at around 300 m above sea level, has amazing views and has managed to avoid being affected by the modern way of life. It is still common to find the women folk of the village wearing traditional outfits called "foustanes".
Skopelos is connected by boat and flying dolphin/catamaran with the ports of Volos and Agios Konstantinos on the mainland and with the islands of Skiathos and Alonnisos. The crossing from Agios Konstantinos lasts about 2 hours by flying dolphin, from Skiathos a little less than 2 hours, and the trip to Alonnisos lasts about 25 minutes. Skopelos is also connected by flying dolphin and catamaran to the port of Thessaloniki with a journey time of 4 hours or by conventional ferry the trip lasts 6.5 hours.
The Greek island of Alonnisos lies in the Aegean Sea and forms one of the Northern Sporades group of islands along with Skopelos and Skiathos. Skopelos is only 3 km to the east of Alonnisos. It is the most remote of the Northern Sporades group of islands and is home to the National Marine Park of the Northern Sporades which is a haven for rare birds, dolphins and the Mediterranean Monk Seal. The island is surrounded by small islands that are scattered around the archipelago and its interior is rugged. It is the perfect island for visitors looking for peach and tranquillity with lovely things to do including taking a leisurely stroll through the pine forests, olive groves and orchards.
visitors arriving by ferry will be greeted by the picturesque harbour and island capital of Patitiri. The town has a beautiful stone paved waterfront and takes its name from the wine presses used by the locals. The old island capital is Hora (or Old Village) and provides visitors with lovely views of the sea, stone houses with pretty little courtyards, narrow alleys and a number of churches that capture the spirit of a typical Greek island town.
From the port there is ferry and hydrofoil service from Patitiri to Volos, Agios Konstantinos, and Thessaloniki on the mainland and to the islands of Skiathos, Skopelos and Skyros.