Skopelos has a wide range of services, from homely rooming houses to five-star luxury spa hotels, as well as a full complement of amenities, with medical centres, post offices, banks and international ATMs in Skopelos and Glossa, shops, supermarkets, vehicle and marine rental, travel agencies, boutiques, craft stores, galleries and a host of other businesses serving the year-round community.


Some island restaurants can produce food on a par with the most cosmopolitan restaurants of downtown Athens, although many visitors favour the traditional seafront estiatoria and tavernas of Skopelos, Loutraki and the seasonal restaurants at Agnondas and Panormos, where fish fresh off the kaiki is a speciality. An island and regional speciality is the ouzeri, typically serving tsipouro, a clear or flavoured variant of ouzo originating in Tyrnavos, near Larissa on the mainland and served with often exquisite fish, meat and vegetable mezes.


Kafeneia, cocktail bars and nightclubs can round off a night out with anything from impromptu rebetiko to jazz, Greek hip-hop and more.