All 7 Skyros Sightseeing
Here are all the Skyros sightseeing that we suggest. Have a look on various attractions that you can see during your visit in Skyros, such as churches, monasteries, museums, castles and other sights.
All sightseeing in Skyros
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.
This is a small church on the way from Skyros to the airport. The most amazing thing is the location of the church, which offers breathtaking views of the island.
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.
This is where the famous poet Rupert Brooke was buried. He died on Skyros in 1915 during an operation of the First World War.
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.
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.
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