The least famous island of Sporades, Skyros is located in the center of the Aegean Sea. Skyros island is a place with vivid tradition and special character.
Chora is located along the slopes of a hill, offering great view to the Aegean Sea. Walk around the narrow streets of Chora, have a relaxing coffee and explore the Medieval Castle above the town.
The most popular beach on the island is Molos, a long crystal coast with many tourist facilities. Around the island, there are equally beautiful places with fewer facilities and totally relaxing atmosphere.
Ferry to Skyros Greece departs from the port of Kimi in Evia island, while in summer there is local ferry connection to Skopelos and Alonissos.
Places Of Interest
- The Folklore Museum of Manos & Anastasia Faltaki was founded in 1964 in the Skylithos River.
- Archaeological Museum with galleries from the Early Helladic period to the Roman times.
- The Great Stratas leading to Brook Square, dominated by the statue of the English poet and philhellene Robert Brook, which was painted by the sculptor Michalis Tombros.
- The 1,100-seat stone theater that connects important cultural events during the summer festival of Skyros.
- Monastery of St. George was founded after 1016 AD
For swimming around Chora you will go to the beaches of Magazia, Molos, Papa of Humma & Lino. The long sandy beaches of “Molos” is one of the cosmic spots of Skyros. In the northern part of the island you can go for a swim in Petritza, Kyra Panagia, Peter and Theotoko.
- Skyrian Festival
- Custom of the Old Man and the Korela, during Apokries (Greek Halloween)
- Feast of St. Myron, August 16-17th.