The Glossa Volos ferry route connects Skopelos Island with Greece. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Hellenic Seaways. The crossing operates up to 12 times each week with sailing durations from around 2 hours 5 minutes.
Glossa Volos 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 city of Volos is quite a new city, by Greek standards, although ruins found within the city and surrounding area date back to the earliest inhabited days of the Balkan Peninsular. The modern city of Volos was founded in the 19th century but much of it was destroyed by an earthquake that struck in 1955. As a consequence, most of the buildings in the city today were built after 1955. The waterfront area of Volos has a number of restaurants, cafes and bars and is a popular place with locals and tourists alike. A popular attraction in the city is the Volos Archaeological Museum which contains artefacts that back as far as the Bronze Age. Also in the city is the Municipal Museum in the town hall which contains the work of modern Greek artists and St. Constantine Church which is a beautiful 20thj century building located at the end of the promenade. There are also two archaeological sites not far outside the city that have Mycenean era ruins. Dimini is the smaller but better developed and Sesklo is larger and offers beautiful views but has not been excavated fully.