Skopelos sits between tall hills, whose cliffs obscure the town until you have rounded the points. Once spotted the town is unmistakable by its many red-roofed, whitewashed houses spilling down the hill to the water front. There is a vast choice of tavernas and restaurants as well as pretty backstreets and traditional churches to visit. Rumour has it that there are over 120 churches in the town tucked away in the narrow streets.
Moor: anchor and tie back to the NE harbour wall, normally enough room even in busy periods. Once safely moored you will find water on the quay; buy a key fob from the kiosk (15 Euro deposit plus 5 or 10 Euros for water and electricity).
Anchor: off the beach outside the harbour but be sure not to obstruct the harbour entrance since there is lots of ferry traffic.
Ashore: There are shops, ATMs, banks, internet cafes and all the things you would expect to find in a busy town. Make the effort to walk up to the little outdoor bar with a view, above the church at the inner end of the north quay. Fuel can be delivered by truck.
Don't miss: This is the best place from which to hire a car or take a taxi to the Mamma Mia places. A busy place with all the usual facilities on shore and a nice village to explore with some lovely views from the higher parts. Good hiking around the area.