Skyros, a place hidden in the heart of the Aegean Sea!
Unveil the allure of Skyros, an island merging rugged rocky edges with serene green landscapes, creating an authentic and captivating destination. Your adventure begins at Linaria's charming port, a gateway to Skyros' enchanting tapestry. Just beyond lies Skyros town, a whitewashed marvel crowned by the Byzantine Castle, exuding an ageless charm.
Stroll Chora's alleys, where jasmine and basil scents infuse joy. Ascend to the Byzantine Castle, and the Agios Georgios Monastery, boasting sweeping Aegean vistas. Immerse yourself in heritage at the Archaeological and Folklore Museums.
Beyond Chora, explore Molos, Aspous, Atsitsa, and Acherounes, where Skyrian horses grace the municipal Hypodrome. Yet, it's the sun-soaked beaches that define Skyros' allure. Agios Petros, Pefkos, Gyrismata, Kyra Panagia, Agalipa, and Pouria offer golden sands, pine-fringed shores, and crystalline waters.
In Skyros, nature's harmony awaits, a symphony of contrasts weaving an unforgettable escape. Discover the essence of Greece's beauty, where history, tranquility, and pristine beaches converge in perfect harmony.
Enjoy the excellent local cuisine in Skyros
Skyrian cuisine will impress you for its high end quality. In the traditional taverns and restaurants of the island don’t forget to taste lobster and lobster spaghetti, urchin spaghetti, local goat, local fava, mizythra, xinotyri, giaprakia, marmarita, and the traditional Skyrian oil pie! For the lovers of macaroons, the traditional macaroons of the islands is a must!
Best time to visit Skyros
Skyros is an island for all seasons. In summer you can enjoy swimming and diving in its blue crystal waters. In spring and autumn you can explore its mountain villages, monasteries and mountains trails.
How to use transportation in Skyros
Airport/port transfer options
To Skyros you can travel either by plane from the airport of Athens (duration about 40 minutes) or from Thessaloniki (duration 45 minutes), or by boat from the port of Kimi (duration about 1 hour and 40 minutes) with regular daily routes.
The airport is 14 km away from Skyros Town. Access to / from the airport can be by bus, taxi or rental car.
To explore this amazing island it is a good idea to have your own (rental) car, Alternatively, there are intercity bus routes that connect the country with most settlements on a regular basis.