Skyros is the southernmost island of the Northern Sporades and is located east of Evia.
It is about 24 miles from Kymi of Evia, from where the ferry boat Achilles operates daily.
It is the largest island of the Northern Sporades, and its area reaches 210 square kilometers.
The island is characterized by intense contrasts, has hills with pine trees, rocky mountain 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 preserved its tradition and authenticity.
Visitors to the island will admire the local architecture, the elaborate wood carvings, the Byzantine thematic ceramics.
In the all-white, glued next to each other houses of Chora, you will be impressed with their special decoration.
It is also very famous for the Skyrian horse, which is not found 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 falcon “Mavropetritis”.
The agricultural products of Skyros are fine, due to the fact that traditional production methods are largely used.
Cheeses, honey, herbs, meat, fish, and seafood are the raw materials for skyrian cuisine that will impress you for its quality.
The combination of mountain and sea enables the practice of many sports such as hiking on beautiful natural paths, mountaineering, climbing, cycling, wind surfing, water skiing, diving, while at the same time it is ideal for off-road routes with motorbike or with 4×4 vehicles. such as the numerous festivals, the traditional Skyrian wedding etc.
All over the island there are many Byzantine churches, preserved monuments of the Byzantine period, while the monastery of Agios Georgios stands proud 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 Faltaits), the Skyrian House and the exhibition of the Skyrian sculptor Georgios Lambros. The prehistoric fortified city in Palamari and the ancient quarry in Pouria
Skyros is home to 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 get to know and enjoy the beaches of Skyros during your holidays.
Transportation to get to the island is easy and economical.
By ferry the ferry boat Achilleas takes you to the port of Skyros in an hour and a half from Kymi while there is also an air connection with Athens and Thessaloniki.