Most people come to Skopelos to enjoy the beaches and natural beauty, so shopping fairly low on the priority list. That said, Skopelos Town has a good selection of shops in the area surrounding the waterfront. If you want to pick up some local handicrafts or traditional souvenirs, check out the ceramics, carved wood, jewellery, leather, gold, local sweets, wines, liquors and olive oils.
If your idea of heaven is a sun-drenched Greek taverna, Skopelos won't disappoint. All around this dazzling island, you'll find atmospheric village and beach tavernas serving quintessential Greek recipes, from delicious meze titbits like taramasolata and dolmades - rice-stuffed vine leaves - to delectable fresh fish and classics like moussaka and souvlaki, all perfectly washed down with pine-scented retsina, cold beer or the fruity local Boutari wine. Don't miss everyone's favourites of flaky spinach and cheese pies and sticky-sweet baklava.
One of the best ways to spend Skopelos evenings is lingering over dinner at one of its many tavernas, especially when it's served up with idyllic sea views or a terrific sunset. You'll also be able to take your pick from the myriad of bars and cafés. If you're looking for something slightly livelier, there are a number of music bars scattered around the island, or you can experience a late-night Greek dancing show at a traditional taverna.