We have today announced that we will be launching holidays for the first time to the picture-perfect Greek island of Skopelos.
We have put a selection of hotels on sale to Skopelos between May and September, with villas to be put on sale with Jet2Villas very soon. The move follows demand from holidaymakers wanting access to the unspoilt island in the north Aegean Sea, best known for being the filming location for the first Mamma Mia film.
Packages will include flights from Birmingham, Manchester or London Stansted Airports to the neighbouring island of Skiathos, coach transfer from the airport to the Port of Skiathos and a water taxi ferry to Skopelos.
Holidaymakers can select from a choice of three 3-star and 3 star hotels in the main town and port on the island, Skopelos Town. With whitewashed sugar cube style houses and villas with terracotta roofs cascading up the hillside, as well as cafes, restaurants and bars, holidaymakers can choose hotels such as the Dionyssos Hotel, Ionia Hotel, Rigas Hotel and Skopelos Holidays Resort and Spa. A selection of villas will also be made available very soon through Jet2Villas for those looking to enjoy the freedom of a villa holiday with all the benefits of a package holiday.
Offering dense pine forests, white sand and shingle beaches with turquoise waters, those holidaying on this natural and authentic Greek island can also explore the famous Kastani Beach and Agios Ioannis Church that feature in Mamma Mia.
We will operate six weekly flights to Skiathos in Summer 20 from May to September, giving holidaymakers plenty of access to Skopelos. With three weekly services from Manchester (Wednesday, Friday and Sunday), twice weekly services from London Stansted (Wednesday and Saturday) and a weekly service from Birmingham (Wednesday), it offers great choice and flexibility for British holidaymakers wanting to enjoy the breathtaking natural scenery, sparkling coastlines and lush, green forests of Skopelos.
This is our latest expansion to Greece for Summer 20, and we will now operate to 14 Greek destinations this summer, six of which are brand-new. They are: Mykonos (brand-new), Skiathos (brand-new), Santorini (brand-new), Preveza (brand-new), Kalamata (Peloponnese) (brand-new), Lesvos (brand-new), Corfu, Crete (Heraklion), Crete (Chania), Kefalonia, Kos, Rhodes, Halkidiki and Zante.
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “We are delighted to be offering award-winning holidays for the first time to the beautiful island of Skopelos. Famous for being the filming location for hit film Mamma Mia, this enchanting island, which offers picture-perfect scenery and unspoiled charm, is ideal for families and couples looking for an authentic, off-the-beaten track Greek holiday.
“We know our package holidays and villa holidays, which come with our award-winning flights and VIP customer service, will be a big draw to holidaymakers looking to enjoy an idyllic getaway to a destination often referred to as the “Green and Blue Island.”
Holidaymakers can enjoy a Real Package HolidayTM when booking with Jet2holidays and a range of benefits including a VIP customer service, flights with Jet2.com, transfers to and from the airport, a choice of 5,000 2-5 star hotels, 1,000’s of Free Child places and 22kg baggage allowance, all for a low £60 per person deposit.
With Jet2Villas, families can enjoy all the privacy of a villa holiday, but with the package benefits of Jet2holidays, including ATOL protection, great flight times with award-winning Jet2.com, 22kg luggage allowance and 10kg hand luggage – all for a £60 per person deposit. On top of this, car hire is included as standard throughout the entire holiday.