Skyros Sightseeing

Skyros sightseeing
Sightseeing: 12 things to see in Skyros island

Skyros is a very green and relaxing island. It is not as touristically developed as other Greek islands and this provides a special vibe of calmness. This scenic island is ideally preserved for nature lovers and in fact it is the home of a very rare horse breed, the Skyrian horse. There are a couple of farms on the island that host such horses and are surely worth a visit. The most interesting sightseeing in Skyros are the Medieval Castle on the hill above Skyros Town and the Monastery of Saint George, found right below the Castle. A stroll around Skyros Town (Chora) is a nice activity day and night.

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In this section, you can see the best Skyros Sightseeing but also things to see by location.
You can also view all things to see in Skyros by category: villages, beaches, museums and churches.

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Best Sightseeing

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The Byzantine Castle of Skyros, which stands on a hill above the town, was built to protect the island from enemies and pirates. Above the entrance, there is a marble lion encraved on the wall. Inside the castle, there is the Monastery Tower of Agios Georgios.

The ponies of Skyros are shortest than the normal horses. They have an arched back and long hair. They are the trademark of the island and they grow there since the antiquity.

Location: Town

The monastery of Agios Georgios, the patron saint of the island, is a beautifully preserved structure that was built around 962 AD, during the Byzantine times. The monastery stands beneath the Castle and gives a breathtaking view of Chora.

Best villages

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Location: On the northern side of the island
Description: Skyros Town, the capital of the island, spreads on the slopes of a hill, beneath an impressive Byzantine Castle. The white houses, the beautiful churches and the interesting museums mark the character of this lovely town.

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Location: 12 km south of Skyros Town
Description: The picturesque port of Skyros is built around a bay and gives nice view to the sunset. Excursion boats transfer visitors to sea caves and close islets.

Best beaches

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Location: 4 km north of Skyros Town
Description: Molos is the most popular and best organized beach of the island. The beach is long and sandy and the surrounding environment is very picturesque.

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Partly Organized

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Location: 18 km west of Skyros Town
Description: The beach is dotted with rocks along the water and provides a good place to swim. There are a few trees nearby, but few tourist amenities.

Type: Pebbled, Secluded

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Location: 13 km south west of Skyros Town
Description: This lovely area has white sand and pebbled seashore. A dirt road leads there and the surrounding green region creates a picturesque spot to relax.

Type: Pebbled, Secluded

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Location: 11 km south west of Skyros Town
Description: Pefkos is a scenic beach surrounded by lush grenery. The amazing landscape and the crystal water create a great place to relax.

Type: Pebbled, Secluded

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