The Famous Island of Skyros

Skyros is the perfect destination for your holidays in Greece. It is an island with a wonderful choice of beautiful and interesting places to visit and enjoy, as well as being home to some fantastic beaches. Skyros is full of natural beauty and provides the perfect setting for enjoyable and magical moments for your holidays. Below you will find various information about Skyros and some of the things you can see and experience when you visit the island.

Geographic Location

Geographic Location

The island of Skyros, "the heart of the Aegean Sea", is the bigger island of North Sporades having an extent of 215 square kilometres and its resident population is about 3.500 people. The island is halfway ...

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How to reach Skyros

How to reach Skyros

You can travel on a daily basis to Skyros by the Ship "Achilleas" of Skyros Shipping Company which sails from the Harbour of Kymi. The duration of the trip is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes ...

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Sightseeing Tour

Sightseeing Tour

The island is famous for its sandy beaches, such as the Magazia or Gyalos, Molos, Aghios Petros, Theotokos, Kyra Panagia, Atsitsa, Aghios Fokas, Pefkos, Acherounes, Kolymbada, Tris Boukes ...

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Mythology - History

Mythology - History

In the rich Greek mythology, there is a lot of data referring to the island of Skyros. On this island, Aegeus had his own lands that were ceded to his son Theseus who, as he was having political disputes ...

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The Antiquities

The Antiquities

According to the various relics, which were found in various areas of the island, Skyros was inhabited since the Neolithic period (5500-2800 BC). The island enjoys a great prosperity during the early period ...

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Museums

Museums

The Archaeological Museum - In the two rooms of the Museum, one could admire several finds coming from several archaeological sites of the island which are dated back from 2800-1900 BC up to the Roman period ...

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Folk Art

Folk Art

The aesthetics of the houses of Skyros is based on two fundamental elements. As far as the fixed constructions are concerned, building works and woodworks: (couch, shelves, pitcher-post, bench. built family ...

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The Carnival Festivities

The Carnival Festivities

The contrasts in Skyros are not considered as some tourist snapshots but they are a way of life. The Carnival festivities with their Dionysiac aura vibrate this island, which is steeped in incense and myrrh ...

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Horse of Skyros

Horse of Skyros

The unique, world-wide, small horse of the breed of Eguus Cabalus Skyriano lives in the natural environment of Skyros, in the area of the "Mountain" which is in the south-east part of the island. It's an old breed ...

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Rupert Brooke

Rupert Brooke

In the bight of Tris Boukes, which is a safe refuge from the violent north winds and a few metres from the beach, a person could visit the grave of the English poet Rupert Brooke (1887-1915) who died and was buried ...

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Useful Information

Useful Information

Find a selection of useful telephone numbers of public services and other numbers that you might find useful during your visit to the island of Skyros ...

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Skyros Map

Skyros Map

A map featuring the island of Skyros in the Aegean sea ...

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