SKYROS TRAVEL GUIDE
Find out everything about your holidays in Skyros on our travel guide! Skyros (or Skiros) might be the least popular of the Sporades islands, but it is one of the most beautiful ones! Untouched by international tourists, Skyros is one of those Greek islands with unique character and tradition.
Chora, the main town of Skyros, is one of the most picturesque settlements of the island. Nestled on the slopes of a hill, it offers an incredible view of the vast Aegean Sea. Wander the narrow alleys of Chora, have a cup of coffee at one of the traditional coffee shops, explore the Medieval Castle that sits on the top of a hill above Chora… Skyros is the perfect island to enjoy relaxing holidays in Greece!
As for Skyros beaches, they are beautiful and secluded, so they’re ideal for those who seek privacy. Molos, a long coast with crystal clear waters and tourist facilities, is the best beach in Skyros. A drive around the island, though, will get you to many hidden beaches with fewer facilities and a relaxing atmosphere. Ferries to Skyros depart from Kimi port in Evoia, while there are frequent ferries to Skyros from Skopelos and Alonissos during the summer.
MORE ABOUT SKYROS GREECE
Skyros Greece is the least touristically developed island of the Sporades island chain. That means it is a heavenly destination for those who love seclusion and relaxation. Having secluded beaches, traditional architecture, and a network of beautiful hiking trails, Skiros boasts a unique beauty. What’s more, thanks to its close distance to the rest of the Sporades islands, Skyros 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 in Skyros. On a hill above Chora sits an imposing Byzantine castle and the monastery of Saint George, one of the most important landmarks of Skyros. Chora is the perfect place to stroll around and enjoy a drink when the sun goes down. What’s more, in Chora you’ll find the most Skyros hotels.
For those with a non-beachy disposition, Skyros is a great destination for trekking, as there 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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HOW TO GET TO SKYROS?
The most popular way to reach the island is by ferry. There are ferries to Skyros 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 THINGS TO DO
Discover the best things to do in Skyros! From Skyros sightseeing to activities, we give you the best recommendations for the ultimate Skyros holidays experience!
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.