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There are 3 ways to get from Istanbul to Skópelos by bus, car ferry or plane

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Bus, car ferry  •  18h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Esenler Otogar to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Volos
  3. Take the car ferry from Volos to Skopelos

€54 - €133

2 alternative options

Bus, car ferry via Alexandroupoli  •  18h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Alexandroupoli
  2. Take the bus from Alexandroupoli to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Volos
  4. Take the car ferry from Volos to Skopelos

€54 - €128

Fly  •  6h 38m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Skiathos (JSI) IST - JSI

€155 - €341

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Conditions of entry into Greece from Turkey

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 9 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 9 months (certificate needed)
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Frequently Asked Questions


No, entry into Greece from Turkey is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Skópelos is 0210 521 2054.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Skópelos is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Skópelos is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0210 521 2054.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Turkey from Greece.

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Last updated: 17 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Skópelos is to bus and car ferry via Alexandroupoli which costs 470 ₺ - 1.200 ₺ and takes 18h 40m.

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The fastest way to get from Istanbul to Skópelos is to fly which takes 6h 38m and costs 1.300 ₺ - 3.000 ₺.

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The distance between Istanbul and Skópelos is 492 km.

The best way to get from Istanbul to Skópelos without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 18h 4m and costs 470 ₺ - 1.200 ₺.

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It takes approximately 18h 4m to get from Istanbul to Skópelos, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Istanbul Airport to Skiathos Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 45m and has one stopover.

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Aegean Airlines, Sky Express, Blue Panorama Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Skiathos Airport.

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There are 198+ hotels available in Skópelos. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs 150 ₺ - 190 ₺.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Skópelos.
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  • Distance: 491.6 km
  • Duration: 18h 4m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Skópelos, Thessaly, Greece?

Turkish Airlines, Olympic Air and four other airlines fly from Istanbul to Skópelos 3 times a day.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Skiathos via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €360
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Istanbul to Skiathos via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€220 - €650
Flights from Istanbul to Skiathos via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€240 - €700
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Istanbul to Skiathos via Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €460
Blue Panorama Airlines
Website
blue-panorama.com
Flights from Istanbul to Skiathos via Bologna
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€200 - €600
Bus operators
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€18 - €35
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
KTEL Magnesias
Phone
0030-24210-25248
Email
ktelvol@otenet.gr
Website
ktelvolou.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Volos
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €23
Website
KTEL Magnesias
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€5 - €9
Website
MetroTurizm
Ferry operators
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Car ferry from Volos to Skopelos
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€19 - €75
Website
Hellenic Seaways
Business
€30 - €50
2 Bed Lux Cabin
€55 - €75
Economy
€19 - €26
4 Bed Inside Cabin
€35 - €55
Anes Ferries
Phone
210 5237613
Email
info@anes.gr
Website
anes.gr
Car ferry from Volos to Skopelos
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Anes Ferries

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