Glossa ferries connect Skopelos Island with Sporades Islands & Greece with crossings available to Skiathos & Alonissos (in Sporades Islands), Skopelos (in Skopelos Island) & Volos, Agios Konstantinos, Thessaloniki & Mantoudi (in Greece). Glossa Ferry crossings are operated by Hellenic Seaways & Anes Ferries and depending on time of year you’ll find a choice of up to 12 ferry crossings daily.
There are up to 12 ferry crossings daily from Glossa with sailing durations starting from 20 minutes. Our Glossa ferry summary provides a good guide but for the latest sailing information use our fare search.
The tiny community of Glossa is found on the northern point of the island of Skopelos in the Greek region of Sporades. It’s a town of white-washed buildings that rise in tiers upon an undulating vista of verdant hills carpeted by Mediterranean shrubs and Cypress trees. The heart of town sits high atop these hills. From here one can drink in the sweeping views of the rugged countryside and the glistening blue waters of the Aegean Sea that stretch towards the western horizon.
The port of Glossa is found a little way out of town at the foot of the hill that leads towards the coast. Though consisting of just one pier, the port can get busy with people either making use of the private marina or waiting for the ferries that take passengers towards the Greek mainland. The ferry terminal is a compact facility found at the foot of the narrow pier, just beside a small beach. There are not many passenger facilities here, though a smattering of bars, restaurants and shops can be found close nearby. A small car-park is located just outside the check-in terminal too.
The island is small and most of the settlements are connected by a few weaving roads that cut across the steep inland hills. A bus service regularly tours along these routes from Glossa towards the island capital of Skopelos just under an hour south on the opposite coast. In fact, though walking across the island’s rough terrain can prove difficult, most of the settlements are no more than an hour’s drive away.
A number of ferry services operate from the port at Glossa throughout the week. Hellenic Seaways offers routes to the nearby islands of Alonnissos and Skiathos as well as to destinations across the eastern edge of the Greek mainland including the towns of Agios Konstantinos, Volos and Thessaloniki further north. Anes Ferries also operate along this stretch of the Aegean Sea, offering weekly routes to Skiathos, Volos as well as to the town of Mantoudi.
If you need to spend a night at or near Glossa ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Glossa Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!