The beautiful Greek island of Skyros is part of the chain of islands known as the Sporades, and is located in the blue waters of the Aegean Sea. Skyros is an island of immense natural beauty and charm, and it is the perfect destination for those who are seeking to experience a Greek island holiday, away from the crowds and noise of some of the other Greek islands.
Skyros is home to a wonderful selection of beautiful beaches, including the famous beach of Magazia and Molos. This stunning sandy beach is filled with visitors in the summer months, and it a great place to relax in the Greek sun.
There are many interesting sights and places to visit in Skyros. The capital town of Chora is a very interesting, and here you can enjoy some wonderful panoramic views stretching out over the island.
The Archaeological Museum in the town of Chora, houses a wonderful selection of artifacts and findings from all around Skyros, including a range of pottery from various periods, as well as findings from the site of Palamari.
The Manos Faltaits Museum is one of the most unique and impressive tradition and folklore museums that you will ever visit. There are a huge variety of exhibits on display including manuscripts, decorations and costumes.
There are also many other interesting parts of the island that are well worth visiting if you have the opportunity, such as Atsitsa, Kalamitsa, Pefkos and many others. The Archeological site of “Palamari”, is located at the northeast part of Skyros. With the current excavations taking place, more and more is being learnt about this very important ancient site.
The whole of Skyros is a place where nature thrives, and this raw natural beauty is what makes Skyros such a perfect place for holidays and vacations. The perfect blue and turquoise waters of the sea cry out for attention, and your summer holiday here will be filled with perfect memories and experiences.
The landscape on Skyros is very varied and rich. The rocky setting of “Pouria” is in complete contrast to “Atsitsa”, where the colourful pine trees reach all the way down to the sea. The southern part of Skyros is rocky and mountainous, and is it here that the famous Skyrian Horses used to live free and roam. These unique horses are the trademark of Skyros, and are now a protected species.
During your stay you will be able to see the skyrian woodcarving furniture, handmade ceramics and the unique skyrian sewing. Feel free and enjoy the boat and sailing trips and explore the paths of the island – www.feelingreece.com
During your walks to “Magazia” you will have the chance to see interesting places such as the Gallery of sculptures and paintings of the Skyrian artist Giorgos Lambrou which is located very near to Hotel Perigiali.
Whether you are looking for a holiday destination where you can relax and escape from the routine of city life, or one where you can enjoy a variety of experiences and activities, Skyros has something special for everyone. When you arrive at Skyros for the first time, you will instantly see what makes this Greek island so special and unique.