Town Sightseeing

Here is our section with things to see and do in Town Skyros. Discover 5 interesting sightseeing in Town, with detailed description, exact location on Google map, photos and reviews from visitors. You can also view more sightseeing in other locations of Skyros.

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Best Churches

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 Museums

Faltaits Folklore Museum
Location: Town
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The Manos Faltaits Folklore Museum, established in 1964, is housed in the Faltaits residence. The Museum houses items depicting every day life in the various periods of the long history of Skyros. There is a collection of documents and publications dating from the Byzantine period to the Independence war, traditional Skyrian costums, everyday tools, maps, gravoures, rare books and manuscripts, sculptures and paintings of Manos Faltaits.

Archaeological Museum
Location: Town

The Archaeological Museum displays artifacts from archeological excavations on the island. Built in 1967, the museum is located in Chora and contains pottery from the Geometric period, coins, pitchers and jewelry taken from the ancient cemetery in Magazia. The museum also houses the folklore collection of L. Kostoris, which depicts a traditional skyrian house with all its everyday tools and equipment.

Best Other

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.

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.

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