Skyros is the southernmost island of the Northern Sporades and is located east of Evia.
It is about 24 miles from Kymi in Evia, from where the ferry boat Achilleas runs daily.
It is the largest island of the Northern Sporades and its area reaches 210 square kilometres.
The island is characterized by strong contrasts, has hills with pine trees, rocky mountainous landscapes, idyllic secluded beaches, beautiful coves, extensive beaches, sea caves, the Natura area in the southern part, composing a natural and full of variations relief.
With a long history, Skyros has always been a place that has preserved its tradition and authenticity.
Visitors to the island will admire the local architecture, the elaborate wood carvings, the Byzantine-themed ceramics.
In the all-white houses of Chora, stuck next to each other, you will be impressed with their special decoration.
It is also well known for the Scythian horse, which we do not find anywhere else in the world and which is depicted on the front of the Parthenon.
If you are a nature lover, here you will find unique plants, animals and birds, such as the black tulip and the wild orchid as well as the rare black-headed hawk.
The agricultural products of Skyros are exquisite, due to the fact that traditional methods of production are largely used.
Cheese, honey, herbs, meat, fish and seafood are the raw materials for the Dog food that will impress you for its quality.
The combination of mountain and sea offers the opportunity to practice many sports such as hiking in beautiful natural paths, climbing, mountaineering, climbing, cycling, wind surfing, water skiing, diving, while it is also suitable for off-road routes by motorbike or 4×4 vehicles. Depending on the season you visit Skyros, you will experience the traditional folk aspects of the island, such as the numerous festivals, the traditional Skyrian wedding, etc.
Throughout the island there are many Byzantine churches, preserved monuments of the Byzantine period, while the monastery of Agios Georgios stands unchanged over the centuries, perched on the rock, full of memories and information about Skyros and its life.
Admire the view of the Aegean Sea from the Square of Eternal Poetry.
Visit the museums, archaeological and folklore (Manos and Anastasia Faltaic), the Skyrian House and the exhibition of the Skyrian sculptor George Lambrou. The prehistoric fortified town in Palamari and the ancient quarry in Pouria.
Skyros has some of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. Crystal clear waters, sea caves, beautiful landscapes, with golden sandy beaches or pearly pebbles, you will surely have the opportunity to experience and enjoy the beaches of Skyros during your holidays.
The transport to get to the island is easy and economical.
By boat the ferry boat Achilleas takes you to the port of Skyros in one and a half hour from Kymi and there is also an air connection to Athens and Thessaloniki three times a week.
Skyros - you will love it!!!!