Skyros is located in the Central and North Aegean sea. It is secluded, breathtaking and is like a gem rising out of the sea. You will love many things in Skyros, such as the rich cultural heritage, the folklore art, the traditions, the changing landscape and the gorgeous beaches. "Georgias House" is located in Magazia, the site of one of the most beautiful beaches on the island
How to arrive
In order to visit Skyros, visitor should drive until Kimi's port, from which
every day F/B "Achilles" shuttles local routes.
Skyros Shipping Company Booking line: Port of Kimi +30 22220 22020
Port of Skiros +30 22220 91790
Also there is an airport connection through Athens and Thessaloniki.
Aegean Air Booking line : Greece (landline phones) 801 11 20000
Greece (mobile phones) (+30) 210 6261000
Trip to Sea Caves
It’s a trip It’s a trip that you should not be miss! Small boats depart every day from the port of Skiros, Linaria, to the north side of the island, where the famous sea caves are located. Other than the caves, the trip includes a stop at Sarakiniko Island. The island is surrounded by amazing clean blue water, in which the visitor can swim and then rest on the golden sandy beach of Glyfada. During the excursion many kinds of fantastic seafood and the ubiquitous Greek summer drink, Ouzo, are served.
Excursion to the forest with Ponies
At the north side of the island, in Traxi, there is a 15-acre area, which hosts 30 local ponies, which are unique to the island of Skyros. Visitors can ride one of these domesticated ponies and enjoy a beautiful scenic route through the lush, green forest.
Skyros has many and beautiful beaches with crystal clear water. Inlets and coves spread along the entire length of the island. Beaches that are located in the north, are surrounded by pine trees and most of them are sandy, while beaches that are located in the south, are covered with pebbles. The most significant and popular beaches of the island are the following:
- Magazia- Molos: The biggest in length and the most popular beach of the island begins at Magazia and ends at Molos. It has golden sand, sunbeds, beach bars and a lot of taverns with traditional foods. Visitors can easily access the beach either by car or by foot
- Gyrismata: It’s not only large in length, but also in width. It is a sandy beach with crystal clear water, sunbeds, beach bars and restaurants. Visitors can easily access to the beach either by car or by foot
- Kareflou: A large, pebbled beach, which is situated at the northeastern side of the island. Ideal for privacy, as it is quiet and not very organized. Access to the beach is possible by car via a smooth dirt road.
- Agios Petros: A relatively large beach with tiny pebbles at the northern side of the island. It can be accessed by a smooth dirt road.
- Kyra Panagia: A beautiful small bay at the northwest of the island. The water is shallow and refreshing. The beach is easily accessed via an asphalt road.
- Atsitsa: A small and charming beach with sand and pebbles. The landscape is idyllic with pine trees and rock formations. It is easily accessible by car via an asphalt road.
- Agios Fokas: A sandy beach on the west of the island. Visitors are greeted by an amazing scenery of pine tree covered hills, leading to the rejuvenating blue water of the beach. It is not organized, but there is a tavern. It is easily accessible by car via an asphalt road.
- Peukos: A sandy beach on the west of the island. Visitors are greeted by an amazing scenery of pine tree covered hills, leading to the rejuvenating blue water of the beach. It is not organized, but there is a tavern. It is easily accessible by car via an asphalt road.
- Kolymbada: A deserted beach with plenty of white pebbles. It is located in the south west of the island. It is not organized, so you need to take the essentials before coming here. Accessible by car via a paved road followed by a few minutes walk on a dirt road.
- Kalamitsa: A big and busy pebbled beach. There are many taverns within a short distance. It is easily accessible by car from the main road.
- Aspous: A quiet sandy beach near to Chora. Although it is not organized, there are many shops where you can buy the basics. You can reach it easily from the main road by car.
- Aherounes: A beach with sand and pebbles. The sea is clean and shallow. It is organized and easily accessible from the main road by car
Chora is the capital of Skyros. It is built on the slope of a hill. It is worthwhile to walk through the narrow cobbled streets and sit in one of the many traditional shops enjoying local delicacies such as “Loukoumades” - fried balls of dough smothered in honey and walnuts. Other than the fact that Skyros belongs to the Sporades, there are many white houses that give you the feeling of being on a Cycladic island. Do not forget to visit Piazza Brook, in order to enjoy the beautiful view.
Castle of Skyros
At the top of the hill, where Chora is built, dominates the Byzantine castle of the island. Vistors can admire the church of St. George, which dates back to 960 AD, the remains of old houses and two other churches, St. Athanasios and the church of the Dominion of Mary
Folklore Museum of Skyros (Faltaits Museum)
The museum, which was by founded by Faltaits in 1964, is housed in a Skyrian mansion, which was built on the ancient walls in the northeastern corner of Chora. Inside the museum, visitors can admire Skyrian carved furniture, textiles, ceramics and traditional costumes.
One of the main attractions of the island, is the area of Pouria. It is worth visiting this area in order to admire the church of St. Nicolas, which is built in a limestone rock.
Skyros is famous for its local goat, delicious Skyrian cheese, fresh fish and pasta with lobster. There are many nice restaurants all over the island. In addition, on Skyros you can find many Ouzo-Tsipouradika restaurants with seafood appetizers. You should not leave Skyros without tasting “Ladopita” – a savory fried dough pie served with local cream cheese or honey.