Skyros villages

The villages of Skyros have preserved their traditional architecture, with the small whitewashed houses, the flat roofs, and the paved paths. Chora, the capital village, and Linaria, the port, are main villages on the island. Other settlements are found all over the island but they remain secluded all year round.
Some hotels and accommodation are located around these villages.
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Guide to 7 villages

Discover our guide to 7 Skyros villages. They are all presented with a detailed description, photos and their location on a map of Skyros. For the most popular ones, we also provide information about sightseeing in the area, a selection of hotels and reviews.



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Location: On the northern side of the island
Description: Skyros Town, the capital of the island, spreads on the slopes of a hill, beneath an impressive Byzantine Castle. The white houses, the beautiful churches and the interesting museums mark the character of this lovely town.


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Location: 12 km south of Skyros Town
Description: The picturesque port of Skyros is built around a bay and gives nice view to the sunset. Excursion boats transfer visitors to sea caves and close islets.


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Location: 3 km north of Skyros Town
Description: Magazia is a seaside village close to Skyros Town. Due to the sandy beach and the tourist facilities, it gets very popular in summer.


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Location: 11 km south west of Skyros Town
Description: This seaside vilage is spread in a region of great natural beauty. Many nice coves are found near Pefkos.


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Location: 10 km south of Skyros Town
Description: This is a lovely tourist village close to the main port of the island, Linaria. The surrounding region is lush green.


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Location: 5 km south of Skyros Town
Description: This is a beautiful seaside resort on the way from Skyros Town to the port. The landscape is picturesque and green.


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Location: 18 km west of Skyros Town
Description: This is a seaside village whose planning follows the natural landscape. It is a calm place for relaxing holidays.

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