The Glossa Skiathos 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 18 times each week with sailing durations from around 20 minutes.
Glossa Skiathos 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.
"Skopelos to Skiathos"
I changed my booking to sail from Skopelos port. This was easy and efficient. The crossing was smooth, punctual and efficient. I didn't move from my appointed seat, so didn't sample the catering. All in all, a positive experience.
'Jane' travelled Glossa Skiathos with Hellenic Seaways on FlyingcatRead More Read Less
"Quick & punctual"
The Flying Cat is a good way to hop from island to island in the Sporades. The ship was fast and clean and the seats were comfortable. I didn't have time to sample the catering but it looked ok. Arrivals and departures were as per the timetable. The ticketing is a bit chaotic as no-one takes any notice of seat numbers and luggage is piled in corners.
'Michael' travelled Glossa Skiathos with Hellenic Seaways on FlyingcatRead More Read Less
"Reliable and punctual as ever!"
Have been using the service for years and recommend to friends
'Ann' travelled Glossa Skiathos with Hellenic Seaways on FlyingcatRead More Read Less
"Always on time"
Great part of the holiday! Surprisingly always on time (spot on time!) Spotlessly clean. We sat out on the deck at the back and we even saw Dolphins!!!!
'Gary' travelled Glossa Skiathos with Hellenic Seaways on Express SkiathosRead More Read Less
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 small Greek island of Skiathos lies in the Aegean Sea and measures approximately 12 km in length and 6 km wide, with a total land area of roughly 50 sq. km. It forms part of the Sporades group of islands and is that island chain's smallest inhabited island where most of the population is located around its south coast. In this part of the island the hills are generally much gentler than the more rugged northern part of the island. Much of the island's interior is covered by Pine forests and is a great deal Greener than most of the other Greek islands in the Mediterranean. The island's main towns are Skiathos and Koukounaries.
The island can trace its inhabited history back to ancient times when it was founded in the 7th or 7th centuries BC by the Ionians. Over subsequent centuries Skiathos has been ruled by a number of different civilisations including the Athenians, the Spartans, the Macedonians, the Romans, the Byzantine, the Venetians and the Ottomans.
Skiathos is connected by conventional ferry and high speed ferry to Thessaloniki, the other islands in the Sporades, the islands of the Cyclades and to Crete.