Agios Ioannis Beach, Skopelos

4.6
Relax on a picturesque beach and visit a charming church at Agios Ioannis Beach. The small seaside area, boasting soft sand and turquoise waters, is home to the impressive St. John on the Castle church, perched upon a craggy rock. Hike up the 110 narrow steps that lead to the church to be rewarded with superb coastal views. Movie buffs may recognize the building from scenes of the hit film "Mamma Mia." Step inside to admire elaborate icons and ancient holy objects. If possible, make your trip to the beach by boat to best appreciate its dramatic scenery. The walk up to the church involves some sheer drops and sections without a handrail which may not be suitable for those uncomfortable with heights. Using our international travel planner, Skopelos attractions like Agios Ioannis Beach can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Improve this listing »
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Create an itinerary including Agios Ioannis Beach
Agios Ioannis Beach Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
651 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This beach is located where the Church of the same name and where you were filmed a few scenes from the movie Mamma Mía. What is striking in this beach is the Church on top of a rock, is spectacular. We went by taxi from the village of Glossa (it cost 30 Euro full travel, i.e. one-way and return) because there was no space on the tours, there to take them or buy them several days earlier. The advantage of taking taxi is that enjoyed from more time in the place can be. Take into account that in this place there are no transport and only a small restaurant of bottled beverages and water.
    View original
  • Beautiful little beach with the clearest waters I have ever seen. It does get busy with Mama Mia pilgrims, some boats strand themselves onto the beach. Not many facilities here and it is a bit of a cl...  more »
  • A gorgeous place and a must to see. We walked from Glossa to Agios Ioannis beach and climbed up to the chapel. It was a magnificent walk and only took us an hour and a half. The beach was clean and be...  more »
Places to stay near Agios Ioannis Beach

Plan your trip to Skopelos

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Skopelos

View all >
4.2
Duration: 3​h
4.3
Duration: 3​h
3.9
Duration: 3​h
3.9
Duration: 3​h

Side trips from Skopelos

Kid-friendly things to do in Skopelos

3.6
Duration: 3​h
4.3
Duration: 3​h
3.4
Duration: 3​h
4.4
Duration: 3​h

Hidden gems in Skopelos

4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 30​min
5.0
Duration: 30​min
4.5
Duration: 1​h

Nearby attractions in Skopelos

5.0
Duration: 4​h
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Beaches in Skopelos

3.9
Duration: 3​h
1.0
Duration: 3​h
3.6
Duration: 3​h
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 3​h
4.0
Duration: 3​h
4.1
Duration: 3​h

Plans to Agios Ioannis Beach by other users

12 days in Skiathos BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA June, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 29 days in Greek Isles & Skopelos BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Skopelos BY A USER FROM IRELAND July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Skopelos BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Skopelos BY A USER FROM PUERTO RICO April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Skiathos BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, culture, historic sites, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Skopelos BY A USER FROM EGYPT July, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Athens, Skiathos & Skopelos BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Skopelos & Santorini BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Sporades BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Skiathos BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Skiathos BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans