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Skyros (Island)

Skyros Town (Chora) as seen from the port

Skyros Town (Chora) as seen from the port

Welcome to Skyros!

Welcome to the island of the co-existence of the most contrasting opposites: Green pine forests combined with harsh, arid wilderness, traditional customs together with modern infrastructure, pious, reverent Christians being transformed into Dionysian festival participants, the most appealing myths together with the most appalling historic adventures; unbreakable ties with the past immersed into the dawn of mankind, sustaining a present full of aspirations for the future.

Twenty-four miles away from the coast of Euboia and its port of Kymi lies Skyros. You may have come here by plane or on board the “Achilles” ferry, after a one and a half -hour relaxing voyage. Some 2600 people, trying to make a living on fisheries, animal husbandry and tourism, are here to help you, but, at the same time, they respect your privacy and let you relax and enjoy your vacation.

The very name of the island, Skyros, comes from the ancients, as the island was called by the same name thousands of years ago. There are fantastic beaches if you like to work on your tan and swim, wild coastlines if you prefer rock diving or snorkeling and exploring the marvels of the sea bed. There are innumerable, interesting walking trails, should you like to explore the Mediterranean maquis vegetation of the scrubland in the southern part of the island, which is composed primarily of leathery, broad-leaved evergreen shrubs or thorny bushes. Its imposing castle and its history, the numerous chapels, and the old episcopal church up in the 9th century fortress are thrilling attractions for the visitor and cultural jewels for the island and its people.

Whether windsurfing, spear fishing or tracer fishing, beach sports, scuba diving, sailing, trekking, museum visits, sea cave exploration, clubbing until dawn, or just reading a book, all will contribute to an unforgettable visit.




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Hotel Nefeli

This lovely hotel complex combines its great location with a variety of accommodation choices and styles, a large swimming pool, and an a la carte restaurant.

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Category: 3-Star Hotels
Location: Sporades Islands (Island Complex) | Skyros (Island) | Skyros Town
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Nefeli Villas

For a family of four, or two couples, these two villas provide a totally relaxing environment just 50 meters from a sandy beach. Flower gardens and a small swimming pool make a delightful setting for these well-equipped holiday homes.

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Category: Villas
Location: Sporades Islands (Island Complex) | Skyros (Island) | Gyrismata
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Skyros: Cities and Towns


Gyrismata, Magazia, Skyros Town

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Skyros Tumbling Down the Mountain

Skyros Tumbling Down the Mountain
Skyros Magnificent Setting

Skyros Magnificent Setting
Skyros ... Sweet!

Skyros ... Sweet!
Skyros map

Skyros map
Skyros Beautiful Beaches

Skyros Beautiful Beaches
Skyros Beautiful Beaches

Skyros Beautiful Beaches
Skyros Beautiful Beaches

Skyros Beautiful Beaches
Skyros Beautiful Beaches

Skyros Beautiful Beaches
Skyros Embroidery

Skyros Embroidery
Skyros Embroidery

Skyros Embroidery
Skyros Embroidery

Skyros Embroidery
Skyros plates with traditional motifs

Skyros plates with traditional motifs
Skyros plates with traditional motifs

Skyros plates with traditional motifs
Skyros plates with traditional motifs

Skyros plates with traditional motifs
Skyros pottery for sale at a local shop

Skyros pottery for sale at a local shop
Skyros traditional Jar

Skyros traditional Jar
Skyros traditional Jar

Skyros traditional Jar
Skyros traditional hand-carved wooden furniture

Skyros traditional hand-carved wooden furniture
Skyros traditional hand-carved wooden furniture

Skyros traditional hand-carved wooden furniture
Skyros traditional hand-carved wooden furniture

Skyros traditional hand-carved wooden furniture
Faltaits Popular Art Museum

Faltaits Popular Art Museum
Faltaits Popular Art Museum Window

Faltaits Popular Art Museum Window
Skyros Sunset

Skyros Sunset