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Skyros is the most southern island of Northern Sporades and is located east of Evia.

It lies about 24 miles from Kymi, Evia, from where the ferry boat Achilleas has itineraries daily. It is the largest island of the Sporades and the area reaches 210 square kilometers.
 
The island is characterized by strong contrasts as it features hills with pine trees, scenery with rocky mountains, idyllic secluded beaches, beautiful bays, extensive 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 are unique because people still use the traditional product methods.
Cheese, honey, herbs, meat, fish and seafood are the raw materials that are used in Skyrian kitchen which will impress you with its quality.

The combination of mountain and sea allows practicing many sports such as hiking in beautiful nature paths, climbing, cycling, wind surfing, water skiing, while it is ideal for off-road routes with motorbikes or 4x4 vehicles.
Depending on the season you visit 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 from the square of the Eternal poetry. Also you can visit museums, archaeological and folklore (Manos and Anastasia Faltaits), the Skyros House and the report of Skyrian sculpture George Lambros. A prehistoric fortified town is found in Palamari and there is a ancient quarry in Pouria.
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 vacation.

The transportation to get there is easy and economical

The ferry boat Achilleas takes you to the port of Skyros in one and half hour from Kimi and there are also air connections from and to Athens and Thesaloniki three times a week.
 
Skyros - you will love it!
 

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