TRAVEL GUIDE TO SKYROS
As a true hidden gem of the Sporades, Skyros Greece combines a non-touristy atmosphere with a fascinating coastline that consists of secluded beaches. Its capital town Chora has a Medieval castle and is full of picturesque spots and amazing viewpoints to discover!
Find out everything about your holidays in our travel guide! Discover the top hotels & restaurants, landmarks, fantastic beaches, as well as a wide selection of breathtaking photos!
You can reach Skyros island by ferry from Kymi port in Evia. Skyros also has a national airport that serves flights from Athens. Ferry connections between Skyros and Alonissos are available as well.
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MORE ABOUT SKYROS GREECE
Skyros is the least touristically developed island of the Sporades, in Greece. That means it is a heavenly destination for those who love seclusion and relaxation.
Having secluded beaches, traditional architecture and a complex network of hiking trails, it boasts a unique beauty!
What’s more, thanks to its close distance to the rest of the Sporades islands, it is a good base for island hopping to the nearby Skopelos, Alonissos, and Evia!
Chora, the island’s capital, is arguably one of the most beautiful villages there. On a hill above Chora sits an imposing Byzantine castle and the monastery of Saint George, one of the most important landmarks.
Chora is the perfect place to stroll around and enjoy a drink when the sun goes down. In addition, in Chora you’ll find the majority of the island's hotels.
For those interested in activities other than spending time at the beach, Skyros is a great destination for hikking, as there is a hiking paths network that crosses the whole island. If you want to explore the natural landscape of the island, going for a hike is your best bet!
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HOTELS & ACCOMMODATIONS
Preserving the island's authentic atmosphere, the hotels of Skyros have been constructed according to the local standards of architecture. Modern villas and traditional studios and apartments are the types of accommodation facilities you are going to find. Most of them are small and family-owned and there are not many large tourist resorts.
The Town and a few other locations including Gyrismata and Magazia house the majority of places to stay.
Some of the most popular hotels are Ammos Hotel, Dionis Hotel and Ianthi.
HOW TO GET THERE & MOVE AROUND?
The most popular way to reach the island is by ferry. There are ferries from Volos, Agios Konstantinos but also from other islands of the Sporades. Skyros is also accessible by plane with daily flights from Athens.
HIGHLIGHTS: BEST OF SKYROS
Discover the highlights of Skyros to experience during your holiday! From sightseeing to activities, here are the best suggestions for the ultimate experience!
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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.
On the highest spot of Skyros Town is a Medieval Castle. Below the Castle is the Monastery of Saint George, protector of the island.
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.
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.