Spring comes early to Greece so come anytime between April and the beginning of June if you want to experience the flowers at their best. The temperature is comfortable (which is more than can be said for the sea!) with the possibility of showers. Almond, artichoke, iris, poppy, hyacinth, narcissi and 13 different types of orchid are among the plants in season.
Peak holiday season when the town and beaches are crowded and the temperatures are high. Too hot for hikes. Plums and oregano everywhere. Beside Armenopetra beach you will find a field of Sea Daffodils.
The hordes have gone and the temperature starts to drop. Variable weather conditions. Sternbergia, crocus, cyclamen and Ladies Tresses orchids appear to brighten up the countryside. Time for chestnuts, walnuts, quince and, if it’s rained enough, blackberries and mushrooms.
Apart from teaching English, winters are spent remarking the trails and attempting to maintain them. It can be cold and on occasion snows! However, frost in rare. Winter on Skopelos is very much a time for sitting in front of a traditional fire and spending time indoors with friends.