Island of Skyros
Skyros is the most southern island of Northern Sporades and is located east of Evia. It is the largest island of the Sporades and its area reaches 210 square kilometers. It lies about 24 miles from the harbor of Kymi on Evia Island, from where the ferry boat carries out daily itineraries. Also there are flights throughout the week from Athens and Thessaloniki, which are quite economical and of short duration (25 min. for Athens Int. Airport).
The island is characterized by strong contrasts as it features hills with pine trees, scenery with rocky mountains, idyllic secluded beaches, beautiful bays, long beaches, sea caves that are composed a natural terrain which is full of variations.
With its long history, Skyros has always been a place that has preserved its tradition and authenticity. The visitors will admire the local architecture, the ornate woodwork and the ceramics that has Byzantine origin. In white, stuck next to other houses of the country, will be impressed with the unique decor.
The island is also well known for the Skyrian horse which you don't find anywhere else in the world and it’s portrayed in the metope of Parthenon. If you love the nature you will find unique plants as the black tulip and the wild orchid as well as the infrequent mayropetriti falcon.
The agricultural products of Skyros such cheese, honey, herbs, meat, fish and seafood are the raw materials that are used in Skyrian cuisine which will impress you with its quality as people still use the traditional product methods.
The combination of mountain and sea allows practicing many sports such as hiking in beautiful nature trails, climbing, cycling, wind surfing, water skiing, while it is ideal for off-road routes with motorbikes or 4x4 vehicles.
The road infrastructure is very well developed. Almost all main roads are in good condition and asphalted. The gastronomic offer is large and diversified. Depending on the season you live on the island you will see popular traditional aspects as the numerous festivals, the Skyrian Traditional wedding, etc.
You can enjoy the view of the Aegean Sea and you can visit museums, archaeological and folklore (Manos and Anastasia Faltaits), the Skyros House and the report of Skyrian sculpture George Lambros.
Skyros has some of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. There are crystal clear waters, caves, beautiful scenery, sandy beaches with pebbles or pearly so you will have the opportunity to experience and enjoy the beaches of Skyros during your stay
During the last years an increasing number of foreign visitors decided to acquire their own property on this beautiful Island. The price range to acquire land or finished houses is very competitive compared to other destinations in the Mediterranean Sea.
The transportation to get there is easy accessible and economical.
Skyros – an exciting place with excellent prospects