Skyros is the perfect destination for your holidays in Greece. It is an island with a wonderful selection of beautiful and interesting places to visit and enjoy, as well as home to some fantastic beaches. Skyros is full of natural beauty and offers the perfect setting for enjoyable and magical moments for your vacation. The island of Skyros, “the heart of the Aegean”, is the largest island of the Sporades with an area of 215 square kilometers and its population is about 3,500 people. The largest area is the village (Chora) called Skyros, where is most of the population of the island, with many interesting places, such as the houses of Skyros, each of these houses is a small museum. The picturesque cobbled streets, the ancient castle, the monastery of Agios Georgios are some of these attractions. The wealth of folklore and archeological findings, with deep roots in history and mythology, keeps the pride of the inhabitants for their origin alive.
The northwestern part of Skyros is relatively flat and fertile, with spring springs, rich vegetation and is full of pine forest. On the contrary, the southeastern part of the island is mountainous, stony and barren. The inhabitants of Skyros call this part of the island “the Mountain”, not because of its altitude, but because it is completely stony.
Among all the sights of the island, we could also mention:
The imposing spectacle of the “mountain” with the constant alternation of shadows due to the morphology and the folding of the ground.
The pine forest towards Atsitsa and Marmaro
Many beaches of special natural beauty
The caves of the sea
The Byzantine and post-Byzantine monuments of the Castle
The monastery of Agios Georgios and a series of 180 churches on the island
The houses of Skyros that are built with a specific technique
The archaeological and folklore museum of M. Faltaits
The square where there is a bronze statue offered in memory of the English poet Roupert Brooke
The windmill located at the site of Stavros and the most important findings of the Neolithic accumulation area in Palamari
The famous little horses of Skyros
The workshops of the famous woodcuts of Skyros
The pottery workshops.
The island is famous for its sandy beaches, such as Magazia or Gialos, Molos, Agios Petros, Theotokos, Kyra Panagia, Atsitsa, Agios Fokas, Pefkos, Acherontes, Kolimbada, Treis Boukes, Renes, Achilles etc.