Organised Beaches of Skopelos: an interesting update

Glysteri Beach becomes one of the organised beaches of Skopelos

The list of organised beaches of Skopelos just grew a little bigger

Have you’ve been visiting Skopelos for a while? Or are you planning on stepping on our green paradise for the first time?

Whichever the case may be, you’ve always looked for the best beaches to visit and cool off in the height of the summer.

We have written a few extensive articles in our Blog, where we talk about Some of the top Skopelos Beaches not to miss. We talk about most beaches Skopelos has to offer, whether they’re organised, (i.e. loungers and umbrellas, a possible beach bar), or untouched secluded beaches you ought to visit.

Seaweed and driftwood, as well as other interesting findings, occupied the beach for most of the year.

Glysteri Beach transforms into one of the organised beaches of Skopelos

Glysteri beach gets an honourable mention in these previous articles, mostly due to its close proximity to Skopelos Country Villas.

For the past 5 years or so, Glysteri beach was mostly abandoned and left to the mercy of nature.


The water was always crystal clear, and its sheltered bay always offered an exciting snorkelling session.


There was a family-run taverna there for many years. Unfortunately, though, they had to evacuate the place overnight, (reasons are outside the scope of this article). Seaweed and driftwood, as well as other interesting findings, occupied the beach for most of the year.

Local fans of Glysteri beach tried their best to clear it and maintain the beach it to its old glory. However, without a type of business being there and combing the beach throughout the season, the landscape didn’t always look its best. Despite this negligence, Glysteri still had its loyal fans. The water has always been crystal clear, and its sheltered bay always offered an exciting snorkelling session. A good mix of locals, as well as visitors, preferred Glysteri. For those on wheels, the proximity from the upper part of Skopelos Town was one of the reasons. The quietness of the bay, was another, for both locals and visitors alike.


They don’t play music for the reason people go there, (to chill-out), but usually for themselves and a small crowd of youngsters


The Revamp of Glysteri Beach

A local business owner has decided to transform Glysteri Beach into a beach bar affair. The landscaping work looks impressive and has totally changed the abandoned look of the beach.

While a Tiki Bar look is usually associated with white sands of the Caribbean, it somehow compliments the all-green surrounding landscape of Glysteri. The owners have built a solid structured building in the midst of the reformed grounds. It indicates that they're here to stay and not here for a season.

The walkways are well planned, and the aerial pictures show a well-planned terra-forming business that's about to prosper for many years ahead.

Will the locals embrace it?

I do believe that many locals will still visit Glysteri Beach. It may not have been initially geared towards the average Greek family, but the locals will still embrace the effort that was made here.

This will also depend on a few other factors as well:

The kind of music that will be echoed off Glysteri 's rocky sides

The prices they will charge for loungers and umbrellas

Beach bars throughout Skopelos tend to usually play loud, party music. They don't play music for the reason people go there (to chill-out), but generally for themselves and a small crowd of youngsters. If they manage to keep people there for their music, and not chase them away because of it, they will attract many frustrated beachgoers.

If they keep their prices down, and not charge disproportionate prices for a pair of loungers and an umbrella, they will do even better.

A positive addition for the beaches of Skopelos

We're very excited about this development because no beach deserves to be abandoned for any reason whatsoever. Our guests at Skopelos Country Villas will have a new reason to visit Glysteri Beach. After all, it is only a 15 min drive there. We can't wait to hear your feedback about this and hopefully have you recommended to future guests as well.

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