Skyros (or Skiros) might be the least popular of the Cyclades islands, but it is one of the most beautiful ones! Untouched by international tourists, Skyros is an island 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!

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 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.

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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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