The least famous island of Sporades, Skyros is located in the center of the Aegean Sea. Skyros island is a place with vivid tradition and special character. Chora is located along the slopes of a hill, offering great view to the Aegean Sea. Walk around the narrow streets of Chora, have a relaxing coffee and explore the Medieval Castle above the town. The most popular beach on the island is Molos, a long crystal coast with many tourist facilities. Around the island, there are equally beautiful places with fewer facilities and totally relaxing atmosphere. Ferry to Skyros Greece departs from the port of Kimi in Evia island, while in summer there is local ferry connection to Skopelos and Alonissos.
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Travel guide to Skyros, Greece
Skyros is the least tourist developed island of Sporades group. It has secluded beaches, traditional architecture and nice hiking trails.
Have a look in our travel guide about Skyros and see the most interesting villages, beaches, museums and sights to visit on the island. Through our photos, videos and detailed maps, you can get a better understanding of the location.
Things to see and do
The island of Skyros is one of the Greek islands of the Ionian Sea and it belongs to the Sporades islands group. The main village of Skyros island is Chora, built on the slopes of a hill overlooking the sea and famous for the Byzantine Castle above. This is a lovely place to stroll around and enjoy a drink in the evenings, in the many cozy bars of the town.
Molos is the most tourist resort in Skyros. This is a large sandy beach lined up with tourist accommodation, restaurants and beach bars. There are many other beautiful beach places on the island, including Atsitsa, Agios Fokas and Pefkos, but with less tourist facilities. Due to the wild landscape, it is also an island great for trekking. Many trekking paths cross the inland leading to places of natural beauty.
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Most accommodations in Skyros are concentrated in the main beaches of the island, Molos and Magazia. These beaches have nice hotels and studios along the beachside, only a short walk from the sea. Some small studios are also found in Skyros Town and Linaria, the port of the island. More secluded places to stay are Atsitsa and Pefkos. Most accommodations in Skyros constitute traditionally decorated studios and apartments with basic facilities and occasionally a pool.
Highlights in Skyros
Skyros Town is constructed amphitheatrically on the slopes of a hill and has a Byzantine Castle on the hill above. This is a nice place for romantic walks.
Molos is a well-organized, large beach in Skyros, located in close distance to the main town. Many beach studios and taverns line up this relaxing coast.
Atsitsa is the most picturesque bay in Skyros. It has blue green waters and much greenery. A centre for holistic holidays has its base there.
On the highest spot of Skyros Town is a Medieval Castle. Below the Castle is the Monastery of Saint George, protector of the island.
The Faltaits Folklore Museum hosts a very interesting collection of folk items that show the rich culture of the island. It is found outside the main town.
Around the island, there are farms breeding the famous Skyrian ponies. These ponies are actually short horses and live on the island since the ancient times.
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